Riot Games and Secret Cinema will launch Arcane as real-life narrative experience

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Riot Games and Secret Cinema launch Arcane as a narrative experience in real life in Los Angeles.

Arcane is a new animated television series that debuts on November 6 on Netflix, following the world championships in the League of Legends. And on November 21, Secret Cinema opens its true story experience, with actors mingling with an audience and telling a story.

Pre-sale for the experience opens on October 13 at 12.00 Pacific time, and regular admission tickets will be sold on October 14 at. 12.00 Pacific. The idea of ​​the partnership between Riot and Secret Cinema is to help bring Riot’s video game experience to life. Tickets start at $ 70, without counting booking fees.

Based on the world behind the League of Legends, Arcane dives into the delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the dingy abdomen of Zaun. Known throughout Runeterra as the “city of progress”, many of the most ingenious minds call these cities home. But the creation of hexetech, a way for any person to control magical energy, threatens this balance. While Arcane has backstories of League of Legends champions, the series is designed to stand alone as a complex world.


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Riot Games and Secret Cinema will immerse players directly in the Arcane world. Equipped with tailor-made backstories and missions, the boundary between actors and audiences will be blurred as players explore the dark and dangerous underworld and meet its inhabitants – the strange, the scary and sometimes even the friendly. Players will undertake dangerous missions, evade Piltover Enforcers, survive and thrive, each choice affecting how the story ends.

Above: Secret Cinema creates a theatrical version of Arcane.

Image Credit: Riot Games

Brandon Miao, one of the creators of Riot Games, said in a statement: “For the launch of Arcane, we really wanted to find the right partner who shared our vision of bringing such a rich IP and to life on an interactive, Bringing the players new, authentic out-of-game experiences that are connected to the story of the show is a first thing for us, and something we are incredibly excited to share with the players as we expand into entertainment. ”

Max Alexander, CEO of Secret Cinema, said in a statement that the storytelling format will allow people to take on a new identity.

“Our partnership will build a world that fans already know intimately, but which they can now, for the first time, engage and unfold a storyline that is unique to this production,” Alexander said. “We are incredibly excited about the possibilities of live-action gameplay and real-world storytelling — in a way, we are inventing a whole new format.”

The Secret Cinema Presents Arcane experience is the latest effort in Riot Games’ efforts to create a global party for players and fans of League of Legends IP for the launch of Arcane. Players will be at the center of this first-of-its-kind launch experience, Riot said.

Originally rooted in bringing movies to life through 360-degree experiences in London, Secret Cinema has continued to immerse audiences in the heart of stories from Moulin Rouge, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, Casino Royaleand many more, with the latter becoming the brand’s first international show in Shanghai in 2019.

So far, Secret Cinema has reinvented and brought 76 movies to life and in 2019 made the transition to television with an adaptation of the cult original series Netflix, Stranger Things.


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