Get prepared for some explosive motion and neon-colored aesthetics! Ubisoft’s Blood Dragon standalone growth impressed again in 2013 for the way it cleverly parodied motion movies, video video games, and cartoons of the ’80s and ’90s. Now a brand new anime based mostly on the beloved gaming expertise referred to as Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix is within the works, and it has some large expertise. Adi Shankar, who was the showrunner of the Castlevania anime, is the creator, and Paris animation studio Bobbypills, finest recognized for Peepoodo, is dealing with the visuals. The anime was unveiled throughout Netflix’s Geeked Week stay stream.
Shankar gave us quite a bit to digest whereas explaining his imaginative and prescient for Captain Laserhawk, saying it is impressed by a number of various things, from Nintendo’s Saturday morning Captain N: The Game Master cartoon to DC comics imprint Elseworlds, which centered on tales that occurred outdoors of the DC canon. Shankar additionally referenced his one-shot fan movies referred to as Bootleg Universe, the place he did artistic and dramatic reinterpretations of the most important leisure properties, as what introduced him along with Ubisoft to create this venture.
Captain Laserhawk takes place in a parallel universe within the 1950s, the place automation grew to become widespread and created large ripple results, destroying the financial system with unemployment at a excessive. A giant tech firm referred to as Eden comes out and provides everybody primary common earnings, and, as in consequence, begins to exert social management. Cybernetically enhanced super-soldier Dolph Laserhawk is the protagonist, who escaped from the Eden military, and is about on pulling off his final large heist earlier than he places this life behind him and escapes into the sundown together with his boyfriend.
“The animation on this show is going to be awesome,” Shankar stated in the course of the stay stream. “We really wanted to bring you guys something different, something that is unique and a confluence of various animation styles, like a love letter to everything we grew up with as ’90s kids.”
A teaser trailer was proven, which included a mixture of the retro fashion we have come to count on from the sequence alongside extra fashionable anime sensibilities. It additionally confirmed a racing sequence that seemed straight out of a online game. We will add the trailer as quickly because it turns into obtainable on Netflix’s channels.
Ubisoft additionally took this time to announce it has one other Far Cry anime within the works separate from Shankar’s venture, however it didn’t give any particulars besides exhibiting a Far Cry emblem. This means we have no concept if it follows a selected sport or locale from the video video games. Guess, we’ll have to remain tuned to search out out extra.
That’s not the one new online game adaptation coming to Netflix. The firm additionally revealed a brand new Castlevania series starring Richter Belmont is within the works as nicely.