Arcane Trailer, the League of Legends Netflix show
Netflix has unleashed the official trailer for Arcane, the League of Legends animated series, bringing the world’s biggest game to the world’s biggest streaming service. It will come to Netflix this fall, Arcane will reveal the origin stories of League of Legends characters Jinx and Vi beside the stories of Caitlyn, Jayce, and Viktor.
These are characters from the dueling cities of Piltover and Zaun. Piltover is a majestic metropolis of magical technology, while Zaun is the corrupted undercity in the canyons beneath it. The two cities were once united, now they stand alone.
As an animated series, it’s really good, using flat colors on 3D models to give a painted look. It’s reminiscent of the kind of work that made Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse such a visually striking movie. It’ll probably be worth a look for animation enthusiasts, even if they don’t know anything about League.
Arcane was delayed due to some production issues. The series was backed by League developer Riot so that Riot maintained creative control, and it’s intended to deepen the lore of the League universe.