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NETFLIX, VALVE TEAM FOR ‘DOTA’ ANIME SERIES

DOTA, the massively-multiplayer online battle arena game from Valve, is coming to Netflix.

The streamer unveiled DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, a new anime series based on DOTA 2, on Tuesday afternoon. Set to bow on March 25, the premiere season will feature eight episodes.

The story centers on Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the Scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of his own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have imagined.

Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor, Black Sails) will executive produce and serve as showrunner for the new series. Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender) is responsible for the animation, with Ryu Ki Hyn set to co-executive produce.

“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,” said Edward Miller. “The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”

Netflix has a number of other animated series based on video games currently in production, including The Cuphead Show and Sonic Prime, among others. On the live-action front, the streamer also scored a hit with 2019’s The Witcher (based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, which also inspired CD Projekt Red’s game series) and has a number of other series in the works, including Resident Evil and Assassin’s Creed adaptations.

Photo courtesy of Netflix

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