Now that The International is in the books and the competitive gaming world still has Dota 2 on the brain, Riot Games would like to remind everyone that there's another MOBA monolith in town. The developer released a new cinematic for League of Legends, putting forth their own champions on display.
While it may be curious that Riot is marketing their game with a cinematic trailer, studio co-founder Brandon Beck notes that such an idea better allows them to show off the diverse characters and their personalities. Given the success that Valve has had with similar cinematic trailers for Team Fortress 2, it's hard to argue with that line of logic.
"A cinematic of this depth leads to Champion discovery," said Beck. "It forces us to go deeper into understanding the characters that we're trying to portray."
Check out the full cinematic below and get better acquainted with the League of Legends cast. Once you're done with that, you can also check out the behind-the-scenes video just underneath that.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, League of Legends ushers in 'A New Dawn' with new cinematic trailer.
Riot would like to remind everyone of their own MOBA giant with a new six-minute cinematic trailer.
Too bad you can merge the comments from the earlier thread. This party isn't going anywhere
You could just imagine the chat log if this were a real game.
00:00: Nautalus: GLHF
00:20: Rengar: Don't chase Kat.
00:22: Leona: 2v1 she's running into jung
00:23: Graves: THEIR jungle, idiots. Get back in your lane!!!
00:25: Ahri: Don't worry easy kill.
00:27: Jax: .... GG trolls
00:50: Leona: Oh shit 3v2. Help!
00:52: Rengar: Goddammit.
01:00: DARIUS SCORED FIRST BLOOD
01:03: Leona: Ahri run.
01:04: Jax: Ahri, B
01:05: Rengar: BBBBBBBB!
01:06: Graves: Ahri RUN!
01:10: Ahri: Sorry, LoL minimized. Fucking steam PM.
01:11: Leona: FUCKING RUN. I died.
01:18: Ahri: POKE! Now I run!
01:32: Ahri: Shit stun.
01:33: Jax: DID YOU NOT SEE HER PLANTS?????
01:34: Ahri: Halp!
01:35: Graves: BRT
01:58: Jax: Rengar NO, wait for Leona!!!
02:00 Rengar: Leona is troll.
02:01: Jax: I hate my team.
02:02: Leona: Where is their tank?
02:03: Draven: Where is our tank?
Rengar has slain Draven
02:34: Zyra: Why am I the only one focusing Ahri????? Darius stop engaging Jax
02:36: Zyra: WHERE IS OUR TANK???
Ahria has slain Zyra
02:40: Zyra: My team sucks.
02:50: Katarina: Oh shit, 2v1.
02:52: Darius: kat, ult
02:54: Katarina: Where is our tank?
03:00: Zyra: Kat, use ult
03:05: Katarina: Report Naut plz
03:10: Draven: Kat, ULT NOW!!!
03:18: Katarina: Ok doing it now.
03:20: Graves has slain Katarina
03:21: Katarina: Shit.
03:30: Nautilus: Sorry guys, I rushed Randuins and didn't buy any boots.
03:32: Nautilus has slain Jax
03:34: Darius: YOU KSing FUCKFACE!!
03:36: Zyra: LOL you would have killed him by now if you focused Ahri first.
03:38: Darius: Naut I fucking hate you.
03:39: Zyra: I mean you've been at this for a goddamn whole minute.
03:40: Nautilus: KS = kill secured.
04:00: Natuilus: HOLY DAMAGE GRAVES!
04:03: Draven: Graves fed. No one focused.
04:04: Katarina: I did.
04:06: Darius: I don't fucking care. I'm going to watch you die.
04:15: Nautilus: It's okay Darius. 2v1 ain't got shit on me.
04:30: Nautilus has slain Graves
04:30: Nautilus has scored a Double Kill
04:37: Graves has slain Nautilus
04:37: Graves has scored a Double Kill
04:38: Nautilus: WTF WAS THAT SHIT??????
04:38: Graves: LOL I'll take it!
04:39: Nautilus: THE FUCKING MAP KILLED ME!!!! BULLSHIT!
04:40: Darius: Should have bought boots, noob
04:40: Jax: Ahri, B
04:41: Graves: How long until ult?
04:42: Ahri: Fuck this CD
04:50: Leona: I'm up. Bait him to me.
05:05: Leona: bam
05:08: Rengar: NICE
05:10: Ahri: NIIIIIIIICE
05:12: Graves: GJ
05:16: Jax: Finish this and rush nex.
05:28: Ahri: Ults up.
05:29: Jax: GOGOGOGOG
05:31: Draven: GG
05:35: Zyra: GG
05:38: Katarina: GG
05:40: Nautilus: geegee
05:41: Darius: STFU noob. This is your fault.
05:42: Ahri has slain Darius
05:42: Ahri has scored a double kill!
05:42: Ahri has scored an Ace
05:50: Zyra: Team doesn't know how to focus
05:52: Katarina: Reports naut
05:55: Darius: REPORT FUCKING NAUT for KSing
05:57: Nautilus: Guys I just bought boots of speed. are these good?
I don't normally use the Deadspin/Gawker "+1" replies, but I think this post calls for it. Well-done!
Agreed. This is garbage.
its gotta just be fanservice for people who are really into their waifus already.
It really goes nowhere and says nothing.
Nice smoke effects tho
It's fantastic that they made Rengar brutally murder the AD carry just like real life.
Nice that they made Nautilus TITANIC too.
That was really dull.
What an amazing video! It reminds me of playing that game back for a while.