Riot Releases Trailer for the Upcoming Ruination Novel

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Riot Releases Trailer for the Upcoming Ruination Novel

Ruination: A League of Legends Novel is only a couple of months away, and we have our first trailer for the new Ruination Novel.


In the past year or so, Riot has been very open about their ambitions of diversifying their company. With the global popularity of League of Legends and the impressive lore behind the game, it was somewhat of an easy transition to go into visual media. This already was something Riot was good at, they were always praised for their cinematics, and it proved a correct choice after the popularity and critical acclaim of Arcane.

However, the recent lore events centered in the game weren’t successful to the same degree. Their most hyped event centered around the newly released champion Viego was called The Ruination, and it was a massive failure as most of the player base had some complaints. And this time, the complaints were about the story.

Of course, the failure did not sit well with Riot, as Ruination had a big place in the overall lore of Runeterra. In late March, Riot announced they were planning to release the first novel set in the League universe, and it would be about Ruination. After some silence on the book, they dropped a trailer today. It gives us our first look into the novel and it set a definite release date, September 6, 2022.

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Ruination: A League of Legends Novel will primarily focus on the later parts of the Viego’s reign and the Ruination of Helia, the former capital of the Blessed Isles. The novel’s main character is another League character, Kalista, who is a general of Viego’s and his niece. It will also feature other familiar champions like Thresh and Hecarim, and some other lore characters like Isolde and Ledros.

The novel is being written by Anthony ‘Ant in Oz' Reynolds Lenné, a Principal Narrative Writer at Riot Games. He also wrote for Warhammer 40K and Warhammer Fantasy Battle franchises in the past. He is a well-known Rioter amongst lore fans as he contributed to biographies of a lot of champions as well as some popular short stories like The Eye in the Abyss and Burning Tides. He is also the writer of Riot’s first novella, Garen: First Shield.

Ruination novel is being published by Orbit Books and it will be available both in physical copies and as an e-book. While the general release date is on September 6, 2022, there is a pre-order option in US and UK.

Riot Releases Trailer for the Upcoming Ruination Novel
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