Ruined King and Convergence are the names of the two League of Legends Story games designed to allow fans explore the world of Runeterra. Riot Forge, Riot Games’ new indie label, announced the games at The Game Awards last night.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is being developed by Airship Syndicate and will advance the stories of many champions in the League of Legends universe, while Convergence: A League of Legends Story is being taken on by Double Stallion Games and will follow Ekko as he manipulates time.
“We are thrilled to announce our first two partnerships with Airship Syndicate and Double Stallion Games, who really understand how to bring their unique style to the League of Legends Universe and tell deep stories that players can immerse themselves in,” Leanne Loombe, head of Riot Forge, says. “This is just the beginning, we have multiple games in development and are excited to get them out to players.”
Ruined King will be a story-driven, turn-based role-playing game, which will be set after the events of Burning Tides. Players can take control of multiple champions to explore Bilgewater and the mysterious Shadow Isles.
“We’re excited to be working with Riot Forge for Ruined King: A League of Legends Story,” Joe Madureira, CEO at Airship Syndicate, says. “We’ve always thought the events of Burning Tides created a rich opportunity for so many great stories, we’re thrilled by the opportunity to move the lore forward and bring Bilgewater and Shadow Isles to life like never before.”
Convergence, on the other hand, will be a single player action platformer, which will allow players to explore time travel with Ekko.
“Ekko is such a unique champion with an energetic personality that’s a joy to work with,” Lee Thomas, creative director at Double Stallion Games, says. “We are immersing ourselves in the spectacular city of Zaun, which has such an interesting and rich culture with its juxtaposition to Piltover, and are looking forward to giving players a new way to experience the League of Legends Universe.”
Both games will be coming to console and PC, although neither have a release date just yet.