Valve’s MOBA Dota 2 gains an anime series from Netflix
In an unexpected move, Netflix has actually exposed that it is working together with Valve to produce an animated series. However, this will not be based on Valve works like Half-Life or Portal, rather, the studio’s multiplayer online battle arena video game (MOBA) Dota 2 is deep space that the program will be set in.
Titled DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, the dream anime series will debut on Netflix starting on March 25. The eight-episode series is being animated by Studio Mir, the Korean animation studio that has actually formerly produced Legend of Korra along with other Netflix series like Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Here’s how Netflix described the setting of the show, which should contain some familiar names for Dota 2 fans:
The upcoming dream series informs the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the honorable Princess Mirana on a secret objective of her own, Davion ends up being embroiled in events much bigger than he could have ever imagined.
“Fans will like how we have actually imagined the Dota 2 universe and woven together an impressive, psychological, and adult-oriented story about some of their favorite characters,” stated showrunner and executive manufacturer Ashley Edward Miller, who has actually previously composed for Fringe, Thor, X-Men: First Class, Andromeda, and Black Sails, among others.
This is definitely a fascinating advancement for the MOBA franchise that originally started as a modded game mode for Warcraft III before spinning off into a category of its own with multiple games appearing from various studios. Also, this is not the only animated series that has actually spawned out of a MOBA title either, as League of Legends maker Riot is producing a program based on its own universe named Arcane.