League of Legends receives new cinematic trailer

Developer Riot Games has released a new cinematic trailer for its hit free-to-play MOBA League of Legends titled ”A New Dawn” which features a large cast of iconic champions duking it out in a bloody showdown.

The cinematic’s description is short but aptly describes what happens during its six-and-a-half minute runtime: “Day breaks over a landscape consecrated by blood and steel. A battle begins as a new dawn rises.” The trailer depicts a tense team-based battle and features champions such as Graves, Leona, Draven, Darius, Zyra, and Nautilus amongst others.

In addition to the new trailer, Riot also uploaded a second “behind the scenes” video (which you can watch here) detailing the process through which “A New Dawn” was made. During the behind the scenes video, Riot animator Rylan Davies mentions how one of the team’s chief motivations for making “A New Dawn” was for fans to feel a deeper sense of connection to the game’s characters:

"I think we wanted players to come away with this feeling a stronger connection to the characters they play as. 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."

The full “A New Dawn” cinematic trailer can be watched below. For more info on League of Legends (or to try it out for free), you can head on over to the game’s official website.