Netflix has announced that an anime series based on Valve's popular video game franchise is set to premiere next month.
The streaming giant revealed on Wednesday that DOTA: Dragon's Blood is an eight-episode anime series that will feature the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. After his encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.
The upcoming fantasy series is set to debut globally on March 25. Check out the trailer below:
Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor and Black Sails) will serve as series showrunner and executive producer. Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra and Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender) is handling the animation, with Ryu Ki Hyun serving as co-executive producer.
“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,” Miller said. “The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
DOTA 2 is one of the leading online games in the world, hosting millions of players daily and holding multiple records for top e-sports tournament prize earnings. Launched in 2011 by Valve, the annual International DOTA 2 Championship has paid over $150 million to its winning teams.
Valve is an entertainment software and technology company that developed some of the most popular game titles such as Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, Portal and Defense of the Ancients (DOTA).