Two iconic champions, a tribe divided by houses and plots, and a city on the brink of war. The creators of League of Legends decided to bring to life the origins of the characters of Piltover and Zaun in an animated series. Here’s the final trailer of Arcane.
“Every legend has a beginning”- where did this one find its roots?
Arcane delves into the delicate balance between the cities of Piltover and Zaun. It is based on the universe of League of Legends. Piltover is an opulent and utopian metropolis, whereas Zaun can only be described as a squalid, downtrodden underworld. These cities are known as the “cities of development” and are home to some of Runeterra’s most genius minds.
However, the development of “hextech”, a method for anybody to manipulate magical energy, puts their equilibrium in jeopardy. The plot covers the beginnings of two legendary League champions, as well as the force that would rip them apart.
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Arcane draws life to the connections that define some of League of Legends’ most renowned champions. Vi, Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce, and Viktor compete fiercely as all hell breaks loose between the cities. Familial bonds and friendships are thrown over for ambition. The animated event series includes a complicated world replete with moral dilemmas, stunning animation, and an exciting narrative.
Arcane- trailer, release date, and more
Arcane was set for its release in 2020, but that had to be rescheduled because of COVID norms. It will premiere on November 6, 2021, on Netflix. The series will be broken into 3 episode “acts” released over a span of 3 weeks.
Netflix announced in September 2021 that the voice cast of the series will star Hailee Steinfeld as Vi, Ella Purnell as Jinx, Kevin Alejandro as Jayce, Katie Leung as Caitlyn, Jason Spisak as Silco, Toks Olagundoye as Mel, JB Blanc as Vander, and Harry Lloyd as Victor. Arcane is geared for a “14+” audience, similar to the game on which it is based, and will deal with some more mature subject matter.
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How excited are you for the release of the first episode?