League of Legends Netflix Anime Arcane Act 3 Release Date, Trailers, Cast, Plot, and More

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League of Legends has arrived on Netflix.

In October 2019, Riot Games first confirmed the League of Legends anime series, and six months later, at the game's 10th Anniversary celebrations, the company announced that the title of the developer's first-ever TV series is Arcane.

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Since then, Riot and Netflix confirmed that Arcane will follow "the origins of two iconic League champions, and the power that will tear them apart."

Here's everything you need to know about Arcane.

Arcane Netflix Release Date: When did Season 1 premiere?

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Update: The final Act (episodes 1-3) of Arcane will be released this Saturday, November 20.

Netflix and Riot Games announced that Arcane will be released in Fall 2021. During Netflix's TUDUM global fan event in September, the streamer announced the release dates for nine episodes of Arcane Season 1.

Act 1: Episodes 1-3 - Nov. 6, 7PM PT
Act 2: Episodes 4-6 - Nov. 13
Act 3: Episodes 7-9 - Nov. 20

Netflix originally planned to release Arcane in 2020, but has since been delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the second act of Arcane, Riot teased various collaborations with other games to promote the series.

Arcane Plot: What will Netflix's League of Legends animated series be about?

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Arcane will feature the origin story of Jinx and her sister Vi, giving us a look at the sisters' childhood in the twin cities Piltover and Zaun. For those not familiar with the world of League of Legends, Piltover is the upper-side utopia, and Zaun is Runeterra's dystopian slums. In the current lore of the MOBA game, Jinx and Vi don't get along with each other. The siblings insult each other, and Jinx taunts her sister whenever they meet. Vi has become a PIltover sheriff, and Jinx has become an infamous Zaun terrorist. Arcane will explore how the sisters got to where they are in the current storyline.

All the Champion characters revealed are from Piltover and Zaun, so it's likely that the plot of Arcane will primarily be set in the twin cities.

Here's what Riot Games said about the storyline of Arcane: "We'll dive deeply into the stories and struggles of these characters and find out what their lives look like, what made them who they are today."

When the first trailer was released during TUDUM: A Netflix Global Event, the official synopsis for Arcane was revealed:

From the creators of League of Legends comes a new animated series, Arcane. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.

Arcane Cast: Who will voice the League of Legends characters in the Netflix series?

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For the voice talent of Arcane, Riot and Netflix have announced the list of actors who will help bring the Rift to life. The biggest name announced so far is Hailey Steinfeld (Bumblebee, Hawkeye), who will voice Vi, a beloved League Champion who fights with two giant metal gloves.

Here are the confirmed voice actors in Arcane:

  • Vi ⁠— Hailee Steinfeld
  • Jinx ⁠— Ella Purnell
  • Jayce — Kevin Alejandro
  • Caitlyn — Katie Leung
  • Silco — Jason Spisak
  • Mel — Toks Olagundoye
  • Vander — JB Blanc
  • Viktor — Harry Lloyd

A series of character posters featuring the characters have been shared on the official Twitter account of Arcane.

In October 2021, Netflix also shared new images featuring character quotes for Jinx, Vi, and two other characters.

Arcane Global Premiere Event & Twitch Co-Stream

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On Oct. 18, Riot announced that the premiere of Arcane will be available for co-streaming on Twitch, and fans will be able to get Twitch drops for Riot's games by tuning in.

In addition to co-streaming the first episode on Twitch, players and fans around the world will also be able to check out the Global Premiere Event hosted at Riot's Headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will feature innovative red carpet for media and streamers around the world.

The Global Premiere Event of Arcane will be broadcast by streamers and influencers reprsenting 30 countries, and fans will be able to watch them co-stream to celebrate the debut of Netflix and Riot's animated series with their communities. Fans who watch the digital co-streamable on Twitch will get Twitch Drops, exclusive in-game items for Riot's games.

Arcane Teasers and Trailers: Did Netflix already release trailers for the League of Legends animated series?

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During Netflix's TUDUM global fan event, the first official trailer for Arcane premiered, giving us a look at the twin cities of Piltover and Zaun, and the origin story of the siblings Vi and Jinx.

Netflix released the first teaser for Arcane on May 4, and it briefly highlights the main conflict between sisters Vi and Jinx and the split of the twin cities PIltover and Zaun.

In June 2021, Riot released an Arcane story trailer titled A Score to Settle, and it features the first clip from the League of Legends animated series.

On September 20, Netflix released a teaser featuring some of the champions featured in Arcane.

In October 2021, Netflix released a new teaser for Arcane, highlighting the twin cities Piltover and Zaun:

In late October, Netflix released the final trailer for Arcane featuring Jinx and Vi as well as the twin cities of Piltover and Zaun. You can watch it here:

On November 10, Netflix released a trailer for Act 2 of Arcane, which shows the repercussions of events of Act 1, and highlights the conflict between Zaun and Piltover as well as the relationship between Vi and Powder (Jinx).

Watch the sneak peek for Arcane Act 3 below:

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On Oct. 26, Riot announced the original soundtrack for Arcane, which features Imagine Dragons, Bea Miller, Pusha T, and more. Starting that day, the Arcane soundtrack is available for pre-save on all streaming services. The Original Soundtrack will be released in its entirety on November 20, and features various artists and genres across 11 tracks. Songs will be released in three batches that will coincide with the episodic releases of Arcane.

November 7

Playground - feat. Bea Miller
Our Love - feat. Curtis Harding, Jazmine Sullivan
Goodbye - feat. Ramsey

November 14

Dirty Little Animals - feat. Bones UK
Enemy - feat. Imagine Dragons & JID
Guns For Hire - feat. Woodkid

November 21

Misfit Toys - feat. Pusha T, Mako
Dynasties and Dystopia - feat. Denzel Curry, Gizzle, Bren Joy
Snakes - feat. Pvris, Miyavi
When Everything Went Wrong - feat. Fantastic Negrito
What Could Have Been - Sting ft. Ray Chen

Related: Riot Partners With PUBG to Celebrate Netflix's League of Legends TV Series Arcane

Leaked Arcane Scene: Early sneak peek at Netflix's League of Legends animated series

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Back in August, an early sneak at one of Arcane's opening scenes was leaked by "Anonymous_B" on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

The scene features young Vi and Jinx watching over Zaun, and they see other residents of the rundown Runeterra city, graffiti, and Vi's old toy stuck on an electric line. The early footage gives us a glimpse of the League of Legends anime series, and how the voice acting will sound.

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