Arcane is in the market for about nine months but is still in the discussions, news, and minds
What is arcane?
Well, it is a series based on the video game League of Legends. Fans of the Riot Games game were waiting for the premiere of Arcane for months. Because it was the first animated series based on the LoL universe. Mainly, the series tells the origins of some of the best-known champions of League of Legends, including Vi Arcane. Nine chapters of Arcane are available in the market with amazing animation and soundtrack created by Imagine Dragons.
A total of nine chapters of Arcane are available in the market. It is a long-awaited animated series based on the universe of League of Legends, the famous multiplayer video game from Riot Games. The series, which will consist of 9 chapters, has been released worldwide on the Netflix platform. Video game fans have been waiting for this first television fiction based on the famous MOBA for more than a year.
Its first three chapters were release initially. The second and third acts were released after regular intervals to develop agony and wait among the lovers. More interestingly, this strategy helped the producers a lot.
What was our experience?
We have already had the opportunity to see the first four episodes of the fiction produced by the game’s own development company, Riot Games. We can say that we have enjoyed them from start to finish. The quality of the animation is extraordinary, very adult, and reminiscent of the mythical cinematics. The game developers had also been launching something new at the new season’s presentation of League of Legends.
Any fan of animation will enjoy Arcane, even if they do not know anything about League of Legends. However, logically, those who will enjoy the series the most are the fans of the PC game, who are legion. Interestingly, the series shows us the history of a handful of the most iconic MOBA champions. Such as Vi Arcane, Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce, Viktor, Ekko, and Heimerdinger, among others.
History of two cities
Arcane’s story focuses on a specific region of Runeterra (the world of League of Legends), the advanced and prosperous city of Piltover. However, there is also an underground city, Zaun, where the outcasts, oppressed, and the most wanted criminals by the Guardians of Piltover take refuge.
The tension between the two cities, above and below, is increasing due to multiple threats arising from opposing sides. One of them is the new Hextech technology. It is a science that has been able to master and apply arcane magic to use it in different gadgets of all uses, a technology achieved by the hands of two champions known to LoL players: Joyce and Viktor. Meanwhile, in Zaun, a strange narcotic transforms humans into dangerous monsters.
In both cities’ friendships, enmities and betrayals are forge that separate families and friends. Moreover, that will forever mark the destiny of several League of Legends champions: like the sisters Vi and Powder (known in the game as Jinx), whom we have had to see how they grew up as children in the dark underground streets of Zaun. Two of the game’s most iconic champions, then antagonists, grow up together, and events turn them into what all MOBA players already know.
What is interesting in the Arcane Series?
In Arcane, we will learn about Vi’s past and see how she goes from being a criminal in Zaun to a protector of peace in Piltover. His sister Jinx (whom we begin to know as Powder here) has a somewhat unstable mind. And, after some very traumatic events, we will see how she loses her mind until she becomes one of the most iconic villains in the game. Vi came to League of Legends in 2012, and Jinx came in 2013.
It was with Jinx that the idyll between League of Legends and the Fortiche Production animation studio, in charge of the animation of the series, arose. In 2013, when the character was introduced in the game, the Paris-based animation studio produced the video “Get Jinxed”. Where we saw the champion in Piltover and Zaun. This video is considered the germ of the idea to create the Arcane series. The collaboration between Fortiche Production and Riot Games has also given us these years of incredible music videos for the video game: ‘K/DA POP/STARS’ and ‘League of Legends: Rise’ (two music videos that add almost a total of 740 million views in YouTube).
The ‘lore’ of League of Legends to the rhythm of Imagine Dragons
Another of Arcane’s successes is its extraordinary soundtrack. Each of Arcane’s nine episodes features a unique song from several artists, including Pusha T, Denzel Curry, and Bea Miller. Imagine Dragons performs the series’ theme song, ‘Enemy’. The Grammy Award-winning band also performed ‘Warriors’, the 2014 League of Legends World Cup anthem.
League of Legends already has more than 156 champions. Who belong to one of the 13 regions that make up the world of Runeterra. Arcane is the first animated series that expands and explains the ‘lore’ of this popular video game, especially the origin. Some of the adventures of the champions who belong to this dual city of Piltover/Zaun.
What do we feel now?
After watching the series, there is a crazy desire to go to the game and choose Jinx, Vi, or Caitlin and leave a few euros to buy the skins from the Arcane series that Riot has already put in the game. Here, it is necessary to mention that many of us are not true lovers of this type of game. We play these video games only for a few hours and leave for a long time.
However, the Arcane series has changed my mind completely. After watching this series, I am convince that there must be spare time for such kinds of adventures that can blow your mind amazingly.