Riot’s animated series set in the world of League of Legends has been a hit, debuting at number one in dozens of countries on Netflix. Ahead of Arcane act two releasing, Riot Games has dropped a new teaser trailer that expands on things that were shown in the previous trailers.
SPOILER WARNING FOR THE FIRST THREE EPISODES OF ARCANE, POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE SECOND ACT
Arcane’s first act followed Violet and Powder, champions fans know as Vi and Jinx, through their childhood in the undercity of Zaun. The first three episodes began with a heist on a Hextech laboratory where Jayce works and ended in a heartwrenching twist in the third episode, “The Base Violence Necessary For Change.”
The dark, gritty tone of the show, along with its focus on character development for the champions highlighted has been received with overwhelming positivity and looks to continue into the second act. A probable time jump will see the story focus on older, more familiar versions of Vi and Jinx.
Act two will see the stories of Vi and Jinx start to intersect with those of Jayce, Caitlyn, and Viktor.
In the trailer, Caitlyn visits a Piltovan prison to find one of the inmates. In flashbacks throughout the trailer and other promotional material, Caitlyn is at the scene of a building explosion and seems to recover a notebook from the scene of the crime. This notebook looks incredibly similar to Powder’s notebook in the first act. There also appears to be a substantial time jump in between the acts, with sneak peeks at more grown-up versions of Vi and Jinx.
One of the elements of the trailers that have remained mysterious is the owl mask-toting figures who can be seen zipping through the skies of Piltover on green-tinted hoverboards that evoke Zaunite aesthetics. They’ve been pictured fighting Jinx, and it seems like Vi might have one of their hoverboards on her back at the very end of the trailer. The story looks to keep up its relentless pace heading into Arcane act two.
Arcane’s second act will release on November 12 at 12 a.m. PT.
Unlike other Netflix series, Arcane is coming out in three chunks that are being called “acts.” The first three followed the youths of Vi and Jinx, but act two will move forward in time to follow versions of the character more similar to the ones seen in League of Legends.