During its special Tudum conference, Netflix announced a release date for “Arcane”, the animated series drawn from the video game universe of “League of Legends”. In addition to the release date, Netflix also released a trailer.
A successful video game
Founded in 2006, the Riot Games studio has been shaking the video game industry for 12 years now thanks to a single production: League of Legends. Indeed, the game released in 2009 became in a short time a benchmark for online games, and even e-sport. Known worldwide now, the studio is now seeking to expand by going beyond its video game limits. It is for this purpose that the series Arcane see the day.
The show therefore takes us into the universe of League of Legends, discovering the world of Runeterra. Within this world, there are two places: Piltover, a rich and luxurious city, and Zuan, which is much more modest. It is in this context that we follow the story of two mythical characters from LoL, Jinx and Vi. These two sisters with different backgrounds will, unwittingly, be of capital importance for the future of Runeterra.
On paper, Arcane could be a new successful video game adaptation, two years after the box of The Witcher.
An ambitious trailer
Regarding the trailer, Arcane promises to be visually atypical, with his images that seem to be painted by hand. Above all, it will be the opportunity to (re) discover the animation of the French studio Fortiche, which has put the dishes in the big ones to pay homage as it should to its basic material.
Note however that the studio has already produced a number of videos for League of Legends in the past. We can cite for example the clip Popstars by K-Pop KDA, a fictional group made up of the heroines of the game. The latter was able to count 462 million views, making the game better known to neophytes. It was the same for the clip Rise, which was specially composed for the 2018 League of Legends World Cup. Again, it was a big hit with 280 million views. Suffice to say that the strategy is the same for Arcane.
To discover the series, we will have to wait until November 7th. In addition, unlike most series on Netflix, it will be broadcast 3 episodes per week. The first broadcast will be launched just hours after the final of the 2021 World Cup. League of Legends, just to mark the occasion.