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Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Gameplay Deep Dive

By December 6, 2020March 3rd, 2021No Comments

Rise against ruin and experience the League of Legends universe like never before!

The first indie game from Riot Forge, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will offer players a new way to experience the League of Legends universe. As a single-player, turn-based RPG, players will be able to dive deeper into the world of Runeterra, and uncover the mysteries of Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles. 

Explore the World of Runeterra 

Players will be able to explore the world, navigating through the twisted streets of Bilgewater and uncovering the mysterious dungeons of the Shadow Isles. As players make their way through various locations, they will encounter various secrets, traps and puzzles, as well as new enemies and monsters that will be roaming around the environment. 

Players can interact with their environment, whether it’s chatting with friendly NPCs or initiating combat with enemies. Each Champion will have two Dungeon Skills they can use in the dungeons to initiate combat, interact with creatures or the environment while exploring.  Some puzzles or secrets can only be solved with specific champions, like breaking weak walls with 

Braum’s shield or revealing stealth enemies with Ahri’s Orb.

Familiar Champions, New Ways to Fight

Ruined King introduces a new spin on the indie RPG genre, especially with combat. While the champions may be familiar, players will get to see this unlikely team fight in a new style of combat outside of the Summoner’s Rift. 

Ruined King uses a turn-based, lane initiative combat system. Champions will take turns casting lane, instant, and ultimate abilities. Champions will also have the ability to use items, as well as passive abilities during combat. The system includes a health, mana, an overcharge bar, and a turn order list.   

Players will be able to level up champions, each champion will have the following stats: Attack Power, Will, Stamina, Physical Defense, Magic Defense, Critical Damage, Critical Chance, Haste, Evade, Armor Penetration, Magic Penetration, and Lifesteal. 

Champions will have roles that are similar to traditional roles seen in RPGs, while also having abilities that are very unique to Ruined King. There are a number of ways players can mix and match champions to create synergies in combat. Through the Runes and Ability Upgrades, players can customize a champion further to shift their roles and capabilities to synergize better with your other active champions

Fight in Style 

Ruined King will include a large roster of items ranging from potions to weapons to ensure players can fight in style. There will be a wide variety of weapons and armor such as swords, pistols and Warmog’s armor that can be equipped to champions that will change their stats. Each champion can equip a Weapon, Armor, and up to three accessories. Weapons will have unique visuals that will be visible in combat as well as when champions are exploring the environment. Items can be customized and crafted through Accessories, Enchanting, Alchemy and Cooking.  

Enjoy Runeterra’s Recreational Activities 

In Ruined King players will find various activities throughout the game that can lead to bountiful rewards or uncover new lore. 

  • Bounty Board – Check the bounty board and hunt powerful minibosses in the world for big rewards.
  • Fishing – Go fishing not only to catch the various aquatic life in Bilgewater but also any treasures that may be at the bottom of the ocean. Ruined King will also feature a Fishiary to track the fish you catch. Fish can also be used in cooking and can be traded to the fishmonger for Black Marks to be used to purchase exclusive items from the Black Market. 
  • Bestiary – Track the creatures you encounter and fight with information on their abilities, locations and loot.  Unlock Beast Perks for defeating large amounts of specific creatures, granting permanent passive boosts to the Champions.
  • Side Quests – There are many side quests that give valuable rewards ranging from items to new ultimates and legendary weapons, as well as puzzles to solve, and secrets to find. 
  • Battle Arena – Fight through waves of enemies to receive rewards based on your performance.
  • Lore – Find lore scattered through the world for extra bits of story. Collecting lore also unlocks rewards for how much players find.

It has been amazing to see the community’s excitement for Ruined King, and we can’t wait to share more details with players in 2021. To learn more about Ruined King: A League of Legends Story go to: https://ruinedking.com

Watch the Ruined King: A League of Legends Story gameplay trailer here

More assets including Key Art and Gameplay Screenshots can be found here

Also, follow this link to find the Official Fan Kit including various types of high quality stills.

About Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. 

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. Riot is also building the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and the upcoming animated series Arcane.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.