Riot Forge's turn-based RPG, Ruined King delayed to late 2021
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Fans looking to play Ruined King: A League of Legends Story are going to be waiting a little longer — publisher Riot Forge confirmed that it is delayed. In a post on Twitter, Riot Forge detailed some of the challenges the team faces in releasing Ruined King and discussed broadening the launch window. The turn-based RPG originally had an early 2021 release date. Now, the game set in the League of Legends universe is now looking at a more vague 2021 release date.

Ruined King delayed to later 2021

In an effort to be transparent with the community, Riot Forge directly informed fans of the delay. Citing “a number of challenges that have been outside of [Riot Forge’s] control”, the publisher had to push back the launch window to later next year. These challenges are likely due to COVID-19. Many companies took a massive upheaval to ensure the safety of their employees.

“We told you at Worlds 2020 we’d be taking you across Runeterra’s port cities and haunted isles in ‘Early 2021’, but it looks like it’s going to take a little longer to get there,” said Riot Forge in a post. “You will notice that we’ll be switching our messaging to ‘Coming 2021.”

Ruined King is set in the Bilgewater and Shadow Isles regions of Runeterra. The game has players uniting to uncover the mystery of the Black Mists. The imposing and ominous Ruined King will also play a large role in the story, featuring in the trailer for the game. Players will assume the role of either Miss Fortune, Braum, Yasuo, Illaoi, Pyke, or Ahri.

The first glimpse of gameplay will be at The Game Awards on December 10. Ruined King will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Make sure to follow Daily Esports for all your Ruined King news, updates, and more.

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