Netflix has made a lot of people happy with the surprise trailer release for an upcoming anime series. The new series is based off the popular video game franchise DOTA and by the looks of the trailer, it is going to be an action-packed ride that will surely impress fans and newcomers!
The series, officially titled DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, will be an eight-episode anime series that is set to launch globally on March 25. According to Deadline, the series will chronicle the feats of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Along the way, Davion will encounter the powerful ancient Eldwurm and the noble Princess Mirana who is on a secret mission of her own. Soon Davion, an actual characters from the game, will become entangled in events that are much larger than he ever could have imagined.
Screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller, known for his work on movies like Thor and X-Men: First Class, will executive produce and serve as show runner for the series. In a statement he expressed his excitement for the anime saying, “Fans will love how we’ve imagined the DOTA 2 universe and woven together an epic, emotional, and adult-oriented story about some of their favorite characters.” He also thanked DOTA developer Valve for “supporting our creative ambitions.” Along with Miller, Ryu Ki Hyun is co-executive producing and the series will be animated by Studio MR, the same studio responsible for The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
The original DOTA, short for Defense of the Ancients, began as a World of Warcraft III mod that branched off into its own battle-arena game back in 2003. The game was such a hit that Valve decided to release a sequel. DOTA 2 launched in 2013 as a multiplayer online battle arena game and became an even bigger hit for the developers. The game remains highly played in the esports circuit, with millions of players on the servers daily. Plus, DOTA 2 holds multiple records for top esports tournament prize earnings with a previous tournament (The International) having held a whopping prize pool of over $30 million.
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