Riot releases Ruined King, Hextech Mayhem on Console, PC
Riot Games’ new publishing label Riot Forge has recently released its debut titles, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story and Hextech Mayhem, at its latest showcase event. The games were first announced in 2019 during the Riot Games’ 10th Anniversary celebration.
Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story is developed by Choice Provisions, the same company that created the BIT.TRIP series. The game is available on Nintendo Switch and PC and will be made available via the Netflix mobile app at no extra cost to subscribers.
Set in the League of Legends universe, players control Ziggs in the single-player rhythm runner game where the character jumps to the beat of its energetic soundtrack, avoids obstacles, and disarms enemies while exploding bombs to “cause as much mayhem as possible”.
Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story can be purchased for $10.
Meanwhile, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is an MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online roleplaying game), also set in the League of Legends universe. The game is available for purchase on PC through Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store, as well as Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
It is also playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, thanks to backward compatibility. A separate version for these consoles, however, is currently in the works. Players will also receive a free upgrade from the previous-gen systems.
Ruined King is also a single-player game. It is a turn-based dungeon crawler RPG developed by Airship Syndicate, the same company that created Darksiders: Genesis. The game follows a more familiar set of League of Legends champions, namely Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Pyke, Ahri and Yasuo.
Players assemble a party and explore the port city of Bilgewater, and set sail to the Shadow Isles to learn about the secrets behind the deadly Black Mist that causes a deadly fog that corrupts anyone in Runeterra that it comes in contact with.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story can be purchased for $30. In addition to the standard edition of the game, a Digital Deluxe Edition is also available for $40.
The Digital Deluxe includes Ruined Skins for the characters, the Ruination Starter Pack, and various additional items. A physical Collector’s Edition is also available for $130. It comes with an art book, an exclusive Joe Madureira sketch, a 12″ vinyl soundtrack, a cloth map of Bilgewater, a notebook and pen, and a Bilgewater mug.
What’s next for Riot Forge
At the showcase event, Riot Forge also provided an update on Conv/rgence: A League of Legends Story, an action platformer game. The game is currently being developed by Double Stallion and is set to be available on PC and various consoles next year. Song of Nunu, a 3D adventure game from Tequila Works, is scheduled to be released next year as well.
Riot Forge also revealed that a game set in the Demacia region of Runeterra is currently in development. The title of the game has yet to be revealed.