'DOTA: Dragon's Blood' anime series based on the 'DOTA' game universe premieres March 25 on Netflix

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Updated on: February 20, 2021 at 9:41 AM PHT (GMT+8)

Streaming platform giant Netflix has streamed on its official YouTube channel on Wednesday an announcement trailer revealing the premiere date of the upcoming anime series titled "DOTA: Dragon's Blood" based on the classic PC game Defense of the Ancient (DOTA). The series will is premiering exclusively on Netflix on March 25, 2021. Its official trailer and poster were also revealed on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

According to Wykrhm Reddy, the series is composed of 8 episodes and is being produced by Ashley Edward Miller (known for X-Men: First Class, Thor and Black Sails) and animated by Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender).

Netflix describes the series as:

Following encounters with a powerful, ancient Eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight, becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined

On March 2 nearing the premiere, the main trailer is scheduled to be released.

Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) and its expansion, The Frozen Throne. The objective of the game is for each team to destroy their opponents' Ancient, a heavily guarded structure at the opposing corner of the map, which is based on the "Aeon of Strife" map for StarCraft. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied teammates and AI-controlled fighters. As in role-playing games, players level up their heroes and use gold to buy equipment during the mission.


The scenario was developed with the "World Editor" of Reign of Chaos, and was updated upon the release of its expansion, The Frozen Throne. There have been many variations of the original concept, the most popular being DotA Allstars, eventually simplified to DotA. The mod has been maintained by several authors during development, with the pseudonymous designer, known as IceFrog, maintaining the game since the mid-2000s.


DotA became a feature at several worldwide tournaments and critical reception to DotA was positive, with it being called one of the most popular mods of any game. DotA is largely attributed as being the most significant inspiration for the MOBA genre. American video game developer Valve acquired the intellectual property rights to DotA in 2009 to develop a franchise, beginning with the standalone sequel, Dota 2, released in July 2013. (from Wiki)

Source: Netflix

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