Geoff Keighley, Rahul Kohli and Mari Takahashi were on hand to host Netflix’s Geeked Week presentation, signalling the start of the second day of Summer Game Fest.
To kick off the show was our first look at Arcane, a new League of Legends animated series revealed during Friday’s Netflix’s Geeked Week event. Riot Games says the show is set in the world of Piltover and the “oppressed underground of Zaun,” where the story follows the beginnings of Jinx and her sister Vi. We will see things unfold between the siblings and visit Zaun while learning what happened before the events of League of Legends.
Riot Games is working with Fortiche Productions on the series and is set to launch in Fall 2021.
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One of the most anticipated titles this week is of course The Cuphead Show and is exactly what you expected of the series. It’s got that stylish, timely charm the series is known for and will feature Wayne Brady as King Dice. Studio MDHR says the show will focus on Cuphead and his brother, Mugman as they get into wacky hijinx each episode.
There was no mention of a release date but I’m hoping we get to see the series before the end of the year.
The Castlevania Universe is getting even bigger.
An all new series starring Richter Belmont (the son of Sypha and Trevor) and Maria Renard, set in France during the French Revolution, is currently in the works. #GeekedWeekpic.twitter.com/tsdeDpvNGQ
While Castlevania ended last month with its fourth season, I was bummed to hear that was the last season. Thankfully, it looks like it was the end of these characters and not Castlevania the series. Teasing the reveal of a new series, the production staff joins the hosts confirming they are far from done with Castlevania and the spin-off will focus on Richter Belmont and Maria Renard in 1792 France.
Next, we’ve known that Netflix was working on a Splinter Cell series with little else known about the Ubisoft property on the streaming giant. Derek Kolstad, who is best known for his work on the John Wick film series, is serving as writer and executive producer on the project. Netflix has ordered a two-season, 16 episode order but little else is currently known about the series.
Adi Shankar joined the hosts and brought with him some news regarding his next project and it might surprise you. During Netflix’s Geeked Week Day 5, Adi Shankar confirmed he is working with Ubisoft after being given permission to the IP vault and choosing to work on Far Cry, more specifically, a new animated series. What the spin-off is based on though, is what caught me by surprise as it is set in the Blood Dragoni universe.
Breaking news! @Ubisoft allowed me to create a new Universe for them that acts as a “Blood Dragon remix” of all Ubisoft properties … think Captain N: The Game Masters but good … or the Bootleg Universe short films without copyright infringement! 1/3 pic.twitter.com/FuwZZji2J7
The Far Cry 3 expansion is getting a spinoff called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix. Ubisoft is also working with Shankar on an additional Far Cry anime but no word on what series it will be based on.
The fifth day segment ended with a look at the upcoming second season of Netflix’s The Witcher. Continuing from the first season’s finale, Geralt and Ciri arrive in Kaer Morhen, the home of the Witchers. It is here Ciri must train under Geralt.
Fans will have the opportunity to get a more in-depth look at the second season July 9 as CD Projekt and Netflix are hosting Witchercon. The event will feature a variety of entertaining and interactive panels spotlighting the people who brought The Witcher to life in-game and on-screen.