Netflix has introduced it’s releasing a brand new anime primarily based on DOTA, the immensely widespread MOBA recreation from Valve, titled “DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.” Try the trailer within the tweet under.
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The 8-episode anime collection will launch globally on March 25.
Dealing with animation is Studio MIR, the South Korean firm chargeable for The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, and Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge.
The collection will concentrate on a number of established DOTA characters, together with the Dragon Knight Davion and moon princess Mirana. Davion, a warrior devoted to wiping out the Scourge faction, encounters an historical dragon race generally known as eldwurms, and is finally dragged right into a better battle alongside Mirana.
Serving as showrunner and govt producer is Ashley Edward Miller, screenplay co-writer on X-Males: First Class and Thor. Miller additionally produced on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fringe, and Black Sails.
“Followers will love how we’ve imagined the DOTA 2 universe and woven collectively an epic, emotional, and adult-oriented story about a few of their favourite characters,” Miller stated in a press launch. “The cinematic animation, appearing and music are merely subsequent degree and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our artistic ambitions.”
It’s not a foul time to be an animated adaptation of a well-liked online game collection, not less than on Netflix. Castlevania season 3 managed to impress sufficient to advantage a season 4 renewal, plus the Witcher is getting animated adaptation to go alongside its vastly widespread live-action collection. Netflix has additionally locked down a cope with Ubisoft on animated Murderer’s Creed variations. You possibly can learn our ideas on why Netflix is the way forward for online game variations right here.
As a franchise, DOTA wants little introduction. DOTA 2 has spurred one of many largest fanbases in all of gaming, with 11 million gamers on Steam final month, in keeping with Statista. It is annual championship, the Worldwide, can also be watched by tens of thousands and thousands of viewers. We right here at IGN have known as it one of many prime 10 most addicting on-line video games, in addition to one of many prime 25 fashionable PC video games of all time.
Joseph Knoop is a author/producer/bungler for IGN.