Netflix revealed the big news just a month before the anime’s release
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is an upcoming Netflix Original fantasy-adventure anime that is based on the popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game by Valve. The series was created by Ashley Miller, who has previously worked on superhero movies Thor and X-Men: First Class. The anime is produced by Studio Mir, who is currently working in the animated Witcher prequel, called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
Check out the trailer below:
Towards the end of the trailer, they showed the release date, which is going to be Thursday, March 25, 2021. All eight episodes of the anime will be released together, just like any other Netflix Original. There’s also a small road map that details the release of more trailers and other information.
The story follows renowned Dragon Knight and adventurer Davion who sticks to his cause of wiping dragons from the face of the world. But things change when he gets involved with an eldwurm, a race of dragons in the world of DOTA 2 that is known to breathe fire, ice and poison. He also meets the noble princess Miranda who is on a mission of her own.
As for what DOTA 2 is, it’s a game that was developed and published by Valve. One match consists of two teams with ten players in total, five on each team. The match takes place inside an arena where they compete against each other to destroy the opposing team’s “Ancient” while defending their own. There are a total of 29 buildings in each team, and they can deal damage to enemies.
The game is extremely popular and is the first game of the MOBA category from which numerous other MOBAs spawned. It also has a prominent eSports presence, and some of the prize pools exceed ten million dollars.
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