Riot Games has announced through the official account of Ruined King: A League of Legends Story that the game will suffer a delay due to the challenges it posed this year to both this studio and Airship Syndicate (developers). The game was planned for “early 2021” and will now have a wider release window “2021” specifically.
So the delay does not have a definite date since we could expect the game for the first months of next year. When this is said, the developers usually refer to the first quarter of the year, that is, from January to March. Now the title could perfectly be released in December of next year.
Expanding the universe
Ruined King is a game with the history of the famous League of Legends franchise, it will not have a competitive aspect and it will expand the LoL universe, which in a few years will have its own fighting game as well. The popularity of the MOBA, their first game, has generated interest in the characters and their world, and Riot will deliver just that.
The title is in charge of Airship Syndicate and Joe Madureira, creators of the Darksiders saga. Madureira has been creative director of that saga and has adapted it to the comics so he has experience adapting it.
Ruined King will be a turn-based RPG in which we will control a team of LoL characters made up of Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri and Pyke. According to its description on Steam, we will be able to explore the city of Murky Waters and the Shadow Islands while controlling this group of heroes while improving their skills.
Thus described it sounds like Final Fantasy but with League of Legends characters, which is not bad at all. Ruined King: A League of Legends Story now has a 2021 release window and will debut on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. Next-gen consoles will receive their own version later, and PS4 and Xbox One buyers will be able to upgrade to that for free.