‘DOTA: Dragon’s Blood’ Release Date Trailer: First Taste of Netflix’s Anime Series Video Game Adaptation


The popular Valve strategy video game franchise Dota has been adapted into an anime series by Netflix – and your first look has arrived.

The streamer has released a “Date Announcement” trailer for 8-episode fantasy series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, which will be streaming on Netflix from March 25th.

The plot is based around DOTA 2 characters and follows renowned Dragon Knight Davion, who is 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 her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.

Ashley Edward Miller, the X-Men: First Class and Thor writer who is serving as showrunner and executive producer on the series, is promising something the game franchise’s many fans will enjoy.

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

Netflix has had success in the realm of game-to-anime adaptations. The fantastic Castlevania, for example, proved a critical hit and has thus far produced 3 seasons; count me among the many eagerly awaiting word on the next chapter.

Check out the Date Announcement trailer for DOTA: Dragon’s Blood below and mark that release date: March 25th.