League of Legends Stepping Into the Animated Series Realm With Arcane
Riot Games has announced it’s set to produce its first animated series -- and it’s a doozy.
The publisher debuted the first trailer for Arcane, a new series debuting sometime in 2020. It will take place within the League of Legends universe, firmly placed through the cities of Piltover and Zaun.
We don't have too many details regarding the animated series' story. However, there are specific characters that appear from the LoL universe. These include fan favorites like Jinx, Ekko, and Ezreal.
Arcane’s animation looks to be an in-house project, considering that the series' team is meant up of animators who have worked on trailers introducing champions. But this seems to be a full-blown jump into storytelling. The arcs could build up and develop events happening in the game.
Riot Games didn’t confirm where the series would make its debut just yet, only that it’s in the works. There’s always the possibility of Riot pairing up with a streaming service exclusively. They might release it directly themselves as part of a way to drum up its fan base. More details are likely going to come out in the months ahead.
In the meantime, fans can check out the teaser trailer below and get a good idea of what the series is all about. It has a distinctive style, along with a cinematic soundtrack and a slew of top-notch actors filling the roles. We’ll see what the final series brings soon enough.