Cinematic trailers are often over-hyped and over stylized representations of a game’s actual gameplay, but I for one still find them for the most part, extremely entertaining. This is especially true if I have ever had some sort of attachment to the game or its universe. This is why I found League of Legends newest trailer: A Twist of Fate to be an absolute joy to behold. Even for those of you who dislike League can appreciate the level of detail and fidelity Riot has packed into this action filled blend of CGI cinematography.
Some of the notable appearances in the cinematic include Garen, Katarina, Fiddlesticks, Ryze (he doesn’t randomly blow ghost this time!), Tryndamere, Annie, Tibbers, and of course Twisted Fate. Baron also makes a notable appearance, although you may not recognize him in his new form.
In the video Baron has sprouted extra serpent tentacle heads, much like a hydra and has developed an apparent appetite for burning bears. A rare delicacy no doubt. In a Twitter post Brandon Beck, CEO of Riot stated that the “Re-imagined Baron in the Cinematic is a reflection of his latest concept, a little foreshadowing of eventual improvements to him in-game.”
For those of us interested in finding out what goes into making a cinematic like this, you can check out the “behind the scenes” video below:
Fun fact, Blur the studio behind the cinematic, has also been responsible for notable cinematics including Star: Wars The Old Republic, Planetside 2, DC Universe Online, Dark Souls 2 and Farcry 3 just to name a few.