After giving us a sneak preview of their upcoming animated series back in May, Riot Games/Netflix have released the official trailer for Arcane, and boy does it look jaw-droppingly amazing! Check it out here:
In addition to the official trailer, we have a release date for Arcane - 6th November, shortly after the grand finals of League of Legends Worlds 2021! If you think you didn't have enough LoL content to keep you occupied in November, this should rectify that.
Based on the world behind League of Legends, Arcane dives into the delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the seedy underbelly of Zaun. Known across Runeterra as the “city of progress,” many of the most brilliant minds call these cities home. But the creation of hextech, a way for any person to control magical energy, threatens that balance. While Arcane holds the backstories of League of Legends champions, the series is designed to stand on its own as a complex world filled with moral decisions, breathtaking animation and suspenseful storytelling.
The series will be released in three acts, with three episodes per act. The first act will be focused on Jinx and Vi, sisters in the game's lore. Details of the other acts haven't been revealed, but based on the cast list, you can guess which characters will be making an appearance. Act two will be released on 13 November, and the final act on 20 November.
Arcane will be streaming on Netflix globally, 6th November, don't forget to tune in!
League of Legends fans who were jealous about Dota 2's animated series, Dragon's Blood that came out in March will be pleased to know that they won't have to stay that way much longer. Riot Games and Netflix announced today the launch of Arcane, a new animated series set in the LoL universe. It is Riot Games' television debut, and probably the first of many to come.
The series will be animated by Fortiche Productions, whom some of you will be familiar with - they're the folks behind a lot of Riot Games' LoL promotional animations as well as the music video for K/DA - POP/STARS, so the show will be in good hands. Despite being only 18 seconds long, the teaser gives us a taste of what to expect - Vi, Jinx, seem to be some of the main stars, and we get a look at the world of Piltover and Zaun. For hardcore lore fans, we're sure there's a lot more to be gleaned from the video, you can check it out below:
No word on the exact release date, but knowing how Netflix promos are usually handled, we shouldn't have to wait too long before we can watch the series. Anybody excited to see their favourite LoL characters come to life?
After months of silence since its first teaser, Capcom has finally shed more light on its first ever Netflix CG (computer generated) anime series based on the reputable franchise, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
The biggest standout news we got was that leading man/woman Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield will be voiced by the same voice actors in 2019's Resident Evil 2 Remake, Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello.
RE: Infinite Darkness will see fan favourites Leon and Claire reuniting once more to battle a zombie outbreak in the White House and untangle the mysteries surrounding a strange drawing that may hint at a new form of the virus.
The newest RE endeavour is produced and overseen by series veteran Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who not only had his hands on some of RE's game titles (RE1, 2 and 4), but also all of the RE animated features, including RE: Degeneration, RE: Damnation and RE: Vendetta.
Plus, the studio behind anime series Lupin the 3rd and Detective Conan, TMS Entertainment, will be leading its production.
Netflix will also be presenting a panel to introduce RE: Infinite Darkness in AnimeJapan, one of the world's biggest anime events in Japan.
No release date has been announced for RE: Infinite Darkness, other than it'll "launch exclusively on Netflix later this year".
When the teaser for the upcoming Dota 2 anime, DOTA: Dragon's Blood was released, we were hyped. Our lifelong (okay, maybe just this writer's) dreams of having an animated Dota 2 series to watch, let alone an official one from Valve produced by Studio MIR, were finally coming true! Since the show is only three weeks (and a bit) away, Netflix has dropped another video for the show as promised.
The two and a half minute-long trailer features a lot of info to unpack. From the characters of the show, the world, the story, and perhaps hints of new heroes or cosmetics that might make their way into the official game. Here's some of the things we managed to spot - Selemene, the goddess of the moon, who is hinted at not being who she claims to be; Dragon Knight vs Slyrak (perhaps the showdown where he obtains his powers?) and a comedic moment between Davion and Mirana (who seems to enjoy her booze!).
Netflix also released posters of the main characters that line up to provide a QR code leading to an unlisted video showing Terrorblade - we don't know what role he'll play in the series yet, but it's probably significant enough to warrant his own video clip! We now know why we had the Foulfell Cavern Crawl during the last battlepass and the lotuses that were added to the map recently. 25 March can't come soon enough! Who's stoked for DOTA: Dragon's Blood?