Not content with only winning the Best eSports Game award at The Game Awards this year, Riot Games used the event to announce two new games expanding on the League of Legends universe. These new titles are Ruined King and Convergence. These new games will be published by Riot Forge, a new arm of Riot that works with outside developers to produce single player spin-off games.
The first of the new games announced is Convergence. In Convergence, players explore the world of Zaun as Ekko, a young inventor who has a device which can manipulate time. In comparison with the mainline League of Legends game, which is a MOBA, Convergence is a single-player action-platformer developed by Double Stallion.
The other new title announced by Riot Forge is Ruined King. The Ruined King will be a turn-based, single player RPG. Ruined King will follow the events of The Burning Tides, a League story-event based around Gangplank a few years ago. It will take place in Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles. Ruined King is being developed by Airship Syndicate, developers of Battlechasers: Nightwar and Darksiders: Genesis.
Both of these new titles are early in development, with no firm release dates announced. They will be released for PC and consoles. The announcement that the League of Legends franchise will be expanded into multiple genres is rather compelling. It could be a way to bring in new fans who may not be familiar with League of Legends or MOBA games, but are fans of single-player platformers and RPGs.
While there is not much information on these titles as of yet, Riot Forge will be announcing new details over time.