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Riot Games signs investment deal in ‘Arcane’ production studio


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After winning big at the 49th Annie Awards the day before yesterday, Fortiche Productions is now going further than ever, with the upcoming second season of Esotericafter Riot Games closed a huge equity investment in the company.

By Deadlinethe League of Legends took this opportunity to deepen their ties with Fortiche, who has been their longtime collaborator on music videos and cutscenes for the MOBA game even before Esoteric came with. This investment allows Riot to hold a non-controlling stake in Fortiche, while helping their efforts move forward with the company’s staggering over $20 billion resource pool.

The co-founders of Fortiche today released a statement regarding this investment agreement, which reads as follows:

“The various collaborations with Riot Games, and especially Esoteric, have made Fortiche Production a new major player on the international animation scene. Riot Games, by trusting us, has given us the means to achieve our common ambitions and has shown that it is possible to offer new content that can reach a large audience. In 2023, we will celebrate 10 years of collaboration: nothing better than this association to symbolize the trust and ambitions of our two companies!

We hope this will allow Fortiche to accelerate the development of the highly anticipated next chapter in the Vi and Jinx story in Esoteric. Because, as successful and acclaimed as the anime adaptation was, I guess most fans wouldn’t mind waiting another six years for Fortiche and Riot to prep the next 9-hour series, because it took them so long to finish the job on the first season.

In all honesty, however, designing a project takes a lot more effort than continuing on an established line. This is especially true for animation, where every little asset in the world takes a lot of imagination and work to bring to life, especially for Esoteric which benefits from a unique and innovative animation style.

As fans of this fictional world, we can’t wait to see what Riot and Fortiche have in store for fans.