Dota 2 publisher Valve partnered with Netflix to release an eight-episode anime series based on the game universe.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, will release globally on Netflix on March 25, 2021 and will tell the story of “Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world,” according to Netflix press release. “Following 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.”
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is produced by Ashley Miller, who is best known for his work on Thor and X-Men: First Class and is being animated by the South Korean animation studio Studio MIR that worked for The Legend of Korra, Young Justice: Outsiders, and the Netflix original, Voltron: Legendary Defender.
“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,” Ashley Miller said for Deadline Hollywood. “The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
The eight-episode series will bring to life “both old and new heroes,” and for those impatient to learn more about the plot, the teaser trailer will be released on February 19, the main trailer will come on March 2, while the series premiere will air on March 25, two days before the ONE Esports Singapore Major, the first Dota 2 LAN of the year.