It wasn't long ago when Riot Games was known solely for publishing one of the most popular games in the world, League of Legends. On Tuesday morning, quite a bit changed.
In an announcement across the company's social platforms, Riot Forge, the publishing label that helps create new titles that expand upon the League of Legends universe, debuted two brand new games and shared that another two are currently in the works.
First announced last week, Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, developed by Choice Provisions, went lived today on the Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, GOG.com and the Epic Games story. For the price of $9.99 USD, players can team up with Ziggs and Heimerdinger to create some tunes and destruction.
Riot Games described the title as:
Players must perform bomb-jumps and bomb-attacks to the beat of a toe-tapping soundtrack, to avoid obstacles, disarm enemies, and light fuses for satisfying and explosive chain reactions to achieve maximum mayhem. Throughout the game, players will cause mischief in the various neighborhoods of Piltover while evading the noted “no-fun-allowed” scientist Heimerdinger, in Ziggs’ chaotic quest to build the greatest bomb that Runeterra has ever seen!
The second title debuting on Tuesday is one that was first teased in December of 2019.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is characterized as a "single-player turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate."
Available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC via Steam, GOG.com and the Epic Games Store, the base version of the game is priced at $29.99 USD. For players who want to support the game/company more, a Deluxe Edition can be bought for $39.99 and a Collector's Edition sit at $129.99. Both include additional in-game goods and an assortment of merchandise to decorate your home or office with.
Riot Games descrived the title as:
The story is set in two regions of Runeterra, Bilgewater, a bustling port city that is home to sea monster hunters, dock gangs, and smugglers from across the known world; and the Shadow Isles, a land cursed with the deadly Black Mist which shrouds the island and corrupts those it comes in contact with. In order to defeat a common and mysterious enemy, players will form an unlikely party of beloved League of Legends champions – Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.
The first of two titles revealed on Tuesday morning was Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story. According to the company, the game is scheduled to be released in 2022 with Tequila Works as the developer.
Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is described as:
This heartwarming single-player adventure game coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4™, PS5™, and PC via Steam, GOG.com, and the Epic Games Store. features beloved champions Nunu and Willump as they embark on an epic journey to find Nunu’s long-lost mother.
As if three games in one day isn't enough, how about a fourth?
CONV/RGENCE: A League of Legends Story was announced and a bit of gameplay was shown as well ahead of its' 2022 release.
Little is known about the title other than how Riot describes it as:
A single-player 2D action platformer that features time control from Double Stallion.
Based on the time travel mechanic and Ekko's appearance in the key art, it's safe to assume that players will get to know the prodigy from Zaun quite well.
Tim Rizzo is the editor and a reporter for Inven Global. He joined the company back in 2017.