"It's time to save Bilgewater, Captain." Honestly, with a name like Bilgewater, we feel like the town might be pre-destined to suffer — but in Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, a spin-off from the mightily popular MOBA League of Legends, that's your task.
Announced as a surprise release on Switch today, Ruined King is a turn-based single-player RPG that was originally slated for early 2021.
The game will immerse players in the lore of LoL, allowing them to explore Runeterra through Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles. With the addition of the Lane Initiative combat system, players will be able to strategise their approach to battles, and configure their party and abilities to suit each fight.
With the surprise launch also comes a new video, which shows some of the process it took to create the game:
There are some launch goodies and DLC packs, too. Purchase the game through the eShop before December 16th to receive a launch-exclusive weapon, Manamune, for Yasuo. There are also three DLC packs — the Ruined Skin variants for $4.99, the Lost & Found weapon pack for $4.99, and the Ruination Starter Pack for $2.99, which includes a bunch of potions, a 10% bonus gold accessory, and a trinket that grants 10% bonus XP.
The game costs $29.99 and needs 9.9GB of space to install.
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