Streaming giant Netflix has announced that it is working on a new anime based on the wonderful Capcom fantasy RPG Dragon's Dogma.
Netflix revealed the project in an annoucement released last night (spotted by Kotaku) unveiling its plans to increase anime production in the wake of its previous success with the Castlevania series, working with three new production companies to produce five new anime series, including Dragon's Dogma.
It'll be produced by Sublimation Inc, and already has a brief synopsis:
'Based on a world-famous action RPG set in an open world, Dragon’s Dogma from CAPCOM will be brought to life as a Netflix original anime series. The story follows a man’s journey seeking revenge on a dragon who stole his heart. On his way, the man is brought back to life as an ‘Arisen’. An action adventure about a man challenged by demons who represent the seven deadly sins of humans.'
There's no word yet on when we can expect to see the anime on the service, but Representative Director, Atsushi Koishikawa said in the announcement: 'Sublimation team has long dreamt of working on our own title. We have oftentimes worked with partner studios to create partial CGI portions within a given title, so we feel very fortunate to work with Netflix through this production line deal. We're excited to bring our unique cel shaded animation that carries hand-drawn textures to anime fans around the world.'
If you want to get ahead of the curve and play the game in the meantime, Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch later this year.