clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

League of Legends new cinematic trailer could be its best yet

New, 47 comments

Riot Games released its latest League of Legends cinematic trailer to its official YouTube page today, featuring a lineup of familiar champions, with a cast ranging from Ahri to Zyra.

Coming in at just over six minutes long, "A New Dawn" sees "day [breaking] over a landscape consecrated by blood and steel," according to the official video blurb. In other words, it's a lot of combat.

"I think we wanted players to come away with this feeling a stronger connection to the characters they play as," said Riot animator Rylan Davies in a behind-the-scenes talk. "I play Jax a lot and seeing him in cinematic form gives you a lot more of an attachment to the character."

"I think it's just about fleshing things out," he continues. "Who are these characters? What is the world really like that they live in? So when you play the game you get a very small piece of a much broader story that we want to tell."

Check out the video in full above for a look at an impressive brawl featuring Nautilus, Draven, Darius, Leona and more.