Hello and welcome to part 3 of our coverage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 as it is more commonly known.
Organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the event has had a long run up to this point.
Today’s update is all about animated shows. There’s a lot to be excited about so let’s take a look at some of the notable announcements and details that have come out so far.
(Let us know if we miss anything and we’ll be sure to include it next time!)
Godzilla: Singular Point
We are getting a Godzilla animated series for Netflix! What a surprise! And best of all, the short video teaser released so far looks pretty good.
The clip features a small town festival or market setting where a young man and an old man are tinkering with what looks like a very basic mecha. Their peaceful day is interrupted by the arrival of a large winged beast; Rodan from the Godzilla franchise!
The beast has undergone a redesign but still manages to convey a sense of menace and danger.
We’re looking forward to catching it on Netflix when it drops globally on 24 June.
You can watch the teaser below.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Netflix has released the opening minutes of its upcoming CGI series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
Posted on Twitter, the clip shows a team of US army squad called “Mad Dogs” going to assist the crew of a downed helicopter in what looks to be a warzone. Interestingly, the higher ups don’t seem to want their own people rescued for some reason.
Overall, the clip evokes a very “Black Hawk Down” vibe and looks pretty good, as far as CGI is concerned.
The series is going to star Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield and involve two different outbreak scenarios. There was also a previous trailer released, introducing the show to the world.
The show arrives on Netflix on 24 November. You can watch the newly released clip below.
Cuphead Netflix Show
Now here’s an unexpected but very pleasant surprise. The beloved old timey cartoon-styled platformer/run-and-gun game, Cuphead is getting a Netflix adaptation!
The game already looks like an old Disney cartoon from the 1930’s and lends itself very well to animation. This is kind of a no-brainer, honestly.
Additionally, the clip announcing the show also showcases the talents of Wayne Brady (Whose Line is it Anyway?) as he will be taking on the role of King Dice.
The artstyle of the clip looks exceptionally good and still maintains that old timey aesthetic. The various character designs and movements also look really good.
We couldn’t find any news on the release date of the series, but you can check out the clip below.
Splinter Cell Netflix Show
This one caught us off guard with how little we expected it. That being said, it also has us pretty excited.
Netflix is making a Splinter Cell animated series! And it is going to be written by the creator of the John Wick franchise, Derek Kolstad.
So far, all we have is one promotional image. It’s not a lot to go off, but we anticipate what this show might bring to the table.
We’ll cover more details as they surface. But for now, you can check out the promo image below.
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Netflix Show
Do you remember Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon? It’s this amazing retro-futuristic first person shooter that was released as a sort of spin off of Far Cry 3.
The game is known for its retro aesthetic, its sense of humor, its over-the-top tone, and a t-rex that shoots laser beams from its eyes! And now, it’s getting a Netflix show!
Dubbed, Captain Laserhawk – A Blood Dragon Remix, Netflix has released an awesome promotional image and a short teaser to announce the show.
So far, all we know is that the mind behind Netflix’s Castlevania, Adi Shankar, is heading the project. The rest of the creative team is still being assembled.
League of Legends Arcane
A clip from the upcoming League of Legends Animated series Arcane was also shown in the live stream. The clip features Jinx going back to her childhood house and seemingly has a score to settle with her twin sister, Vi. Arcane is set to premier on Netflix later this year.
Netflix and CD Projekt Red have come together to announce an event called Witcher Con.
The event will be livestreamed on Netflix, YouTube, and Twitch, with options for co-streaming for others. The date set for the event is 9 July 2021.
There were no game announcements related to the Witcher, but the event looks to be a promotional event for Netflix’s Witcher S02 and to be a treat for fans of the game.
You can check out some of the teaser trailer for Witcher season 2 below.
And that’s all we have for you this time.
There’s a lot to like here and a lot to look forward to. We are particularly partial to the Blood Dragon show, along with Cuphead.
That being said, we would love to hear what you think. Are you looking forward to any of these shows? Which ones are must-watch for you?