Arcane, an animated series based on Riot's popular multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends, is coming to Netflix in fall 2021.
Arcane is produced and developed by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions, the Paris-based animation studio who worked on several of Riot's popular game cinematics, videos, and other League of Legends advertisements. Arcane is Riot's first television series project.
According to Netflix, Arcane is set in a utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, and it follows the origins of two League champions and the power that will tear them apart. The two cities are located in the world of League of Legends, set in a continent called Runeterra. In the game, two teams of five players, who each control a particular Legend, work together to destroy the enemy's main structure known as Nexus.
Watch the teaser for Arcane below:
“League of Legends has inspired global fervor and fandom and we’re thrilled to be the home of the first television series set in this universe, Arcane. The series promises to be a visually spectacular thrill ride that will have viewers on the edge of their seats,” Dominique Bazay, director, original animation for Netflix, said in a statement.
Netflix and Riot Games haven't revealed episode count, plot details, and a firm release date for Arcane yet, but the teaser reveals Jinx and Vi, two of the most popular characters from League of Legends, which features over 150 characters.
Launched on PC in 2009, the free-to-play League of Legends is one of the most popular multiplayer video games in the world, and is a major e-sports title that amassed huge success for Riot Games, which is now one of the largest video game studios in the industry. The game's success had led to various spinoffs, including Legends of Runeterra, collectible card game, Teamfight Tactics, on iOS and Android, and League of Legends: Wild Rift, a mobile spin-off.