Riot Forge Unveils Its First Two Games

By Alistair Jones on at

Riot Forge, the third-party publishing studio from League of Legends developer Riot Games, has announced its first two games. During The Game Awards last night, the new publisher unveiled Ruined King and Convergence.

Ruined King is a single-player turn-based RPG from developer Airship Syndicate, a group of former Darksiders devs responsible for spin-off Darksiders Genesis. Story-wise, details are scarce, but a trailer released last night features champion Thresh, in-game location Bilgewater, and references to Halloween event The Harrowing. We also know it’s set after Burning Tides, an in-game event which upset the balance of power in Bilgewater.

Convergence focuses on Ekko, and his home town of Zaun. In the teaser trailer, the Boy Who Shattered Time uses his signature rewind ability to reverse an explosion, potentially pointing towards a Life is Strange-esque adventure game.

There’s not a lot of information available on either game. All we know so far is that both titles are “in development for consoles and PC.” It seems possible that we’ll learn a bit more next year - the summer trade shows are always an option, but I’ve always thought Riot could make more of its annual world championships in the autumn when it comes to announcements.