Raid: Shadow Legends has announced a new animated show that will give viewers a deeper dive into the creative world of the Mobile RPG game than ever before. It is no secret that following the success of the popular Netflix Series Arcane which was based on the hugely popular game League of Legends, the Raid Shadow Legends community expressed how well Plarium could do by doing something similar with Raid.
What is Raid: Call of the Arbiter?
RAID: Call of the Arbiter (COTA) is an exciting limited animated series consisting of 10 episodes, each 5 minutes long. The series follows some of the beloved characters from RAID: Shadow Legends, as well as introduces new faces. The episodes are released once a week on the RAID Shadow Legends YouTube channel, which is accessible to everyone.
The storyline of the series revolves around an ancient guardian called the Arbiter, who summons a group of champions to find a path back to our world. They must join forces, set aside their grievances, and work together to defeat the darkness. Will they answer the Arbiter’s call? Watch the series to find out!
The production of RAID: Call of the Arbiter involved over 400 people across multiple locations around the world, including the production team led by Eric Rollman of Rollman Entertainment, and the lead writer Kendall Deacon Davis of Lex + Otis. The animation was done in partnership with Studio TeamTo, known for their animation and production on major TV series.
While the series shares characters, locations, themes, and narrative elements with RAID: Shadow Legends, it is a different experience intended to deepen the relationship with the fan community and provide them with a richer, more character-driven glimpse into the game world. The series also introduces some brand new characters not yet seen in the game.
To celebrate the launch of the series, RAID: Shadow Legends will be running various in-game events and competitions accessible only through the game. Players can look forward to giveaways, new in-game player events, and a first look at character lore.
The limited series has only been made for direct streaming on the RAID Shadow Legends YouTube channel, but plans for a season two, a movie, or a full-length series are in the works. Fans can show their support by watching, giving a thumbs up, and sharing the series with friends. Who knows what the future may hold?
So, gear up for an exciting journey into the world of RAID with the limited animated series RAID: Call of the Arbiter!
Call of the Arbiter – Official Trailer
Where can you watch the Raid Shadow Legends animated series?
The Raid Shadow Legends animated series will premier live on their YouTube Channel on May 18th, 2023. The show will then release another 9 episodes (10 in total) every week until July 20th, 2023.
Release dates for Season 1 of Call of the Arbiter:
- May 18th 2023 – Episode 1
- May 25th 2023 – Episode 2
- June 1st 2023 – Episode 3
- June 8th 2023 – Episode 4
- June 15th 2023 – Episode 5
- June 22nd 2023 – Episode 6
- June 29th 2023 – Episode 7
- July 6th 2023 – Episode 8
- July 13th 2023 – Episode 9
- July 20th 2023 – Episode 10
Why are Raid Shadow Legends making an animated series?
Since the Raid Shadow Legends Mobile and PC games were released, fans from around the world have been asking Plarium to expand their storytelling and give the players more ways to connect with the world of Raid. For the past two years, the Raid has been working on this animated series to enhance its relationship with the fan base and community by providing a more exciting, character-driven glimpse into the game world and its characters.
Promotional stills from the announcement:
Will there be a season 2 of Call of the Arbiter?
Plans for a season two, a movie, or a full-length series are in the works. We will update you with more information when we find out about it.
What do you think about this announcement? are you looking forward to seeing this new animated show? let us know in the comments below.