Game developer and publisher Riot Games and Secret Cinema, the pioneers of immersive storytelling have announced a partnership that brings its first video game-based experience to Los Angeles. The experience will be based on the highly anticipated television series Arcane which is based on Riot Games’ League of Legends. The experience opens on November 21, 2021, for a limited run. Early Access tickets are available to purchase on October 13, 2021. Arcane premieres on Netflix on November 6, 2021.
— Secret Cinema (@secretcinema) October 12, 2021
The experience immerses players directly into the world of Arcane. Equipped with bespoke backstories and missions, the line between actors and audience will be truly blurred as players explore the dark and dangerous underworld and encounter its inhabitants – the strange, the sinister and sometimes even the friendly. Players will undertake perilous missions, evade the Piltover Enforcers, survive and thrive, with each choice impacting how the story ends.
“Secret Cinema and Riot Games have at their heart the same magic – both formats give people permission to plausibly take on a new identity,” Max Alexander, CEO, Secret Cinema comments. “Our partnership will build a world that the fans already know intimately, but which they can now for the first time engage and play out a storyline unique to this production. We are incredibly excited about the opportunities for real-world live-action gameplay and storytelling – in a way we are inventing a whole new format.”
To our most loyal adventurers, a secret quest through the topside and the undercity opens its doors just for you. Presale is now live for @SecretCinema presents #Arcane: https://t.co/htNBV6kMhH pic.twitter.com/KleLKqpnfH
— Arcane (@arcaneshow) October 13, 2021
Brandon Miao, Cross-Product Experiences and Partnerships Lead, Riot Experience (XP) at Riot Games said “For the launch of Arcane, we really wanted to find the right partner who shared our vision for bringing such a rich IP and to life in an interactive, immersive way. Bringing players new, authentic out-of-game experiences that tie back to the narrative of the show is a first for us, and something we are incredibly excited to share with players as we expand to entertainment.”