Preparing service Netflix for the global launch of a new anime series based on the online multiplayer battlefield game Dota 2 from Valve.
The series – consisting of 8 episodes – is titled Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and is due to be broadcast worldwide on March 25.
Dragon’s Blood was developed under the leadership of (Ashley Miller) director Ashley Miller, a screenwriter and producer who previously worked in X-Men: First Class, Thor and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“Fans love the way we envisioned the world of DOTA 2 and the way we weaved an epic and emotional adult-oriented story about some of their favorite characters,” Miller said in a statement.
“Cinematic animation, acting and music represent the next level, and I am grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
“This upcoming fictional series tells the story of Davion, the famous Dragon Knight dedicated to wiping out the scourge from the face of the world,” Netflix said.
She added: After encounters with an ancient and powerful figure as well as the noble princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion is involved in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.
Animation for the series is performed by Studio MIR, the South Korean anime studio responsible for The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Valve released Dota 2 in 2013 as a sequel to Defense of the Ancients, the online multiplayer battlefield model of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.
Although it is no longer as popular as it has been in recent years, Valve hopes to keep players interested by rolling out hero updates throughout the year rather than bundling them all into one massive release.
Recall that Dota 2 isn’t the only massive free online multiplayer battlefield game to get its TV series.
Riot Games is working on an animated series for a League of Legends game called Arcane, but the series has been postponed for its original release for 2020 and is now scheduled to be shown sometime this year.