Netflix drops the first trailer for the Dragon's Dogma anime

Netflix has revealed the first trailer for their upcoming Dragon's Dogma (opens in new tab) anime series, and it paints a bleak picture as protagonist Ethan seeks to exact revenge on a dragon for destroying his home.

The trailer combines a good mix of story and action, setting up Ethan's story while foreshadowing some of the awful things he'll come across on his journey. "After losing his home to a dragon, Ethan sets out to hunt it down once and for all. A pawn appears by his side and serves to protect his life. But the dangers that lie in wait for Ethan are beyond their imaginations, for when you fight a monster... you just may become one too," reads the series' official synopsis.

The story sounds vaguely similar to what happens in Capcom's 2012 video game, which has developed something of a cult following. Dragon's Dogma first launched on PS3 and Xbox 360, later being ported to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. 

Netflix first announced the Dragon's Dogma anime series back in March 2019. The streaming service is releasing the series in partnership with anime studio Sublimation Inc. Without a ton of recognizable credits to their name, it's hard to know what to expect from the Dragon's Dogma anime series. Though, if the Netflix Castlevania anime adaptation is any indication, we could be in for quite a treat.

Dragon's Dogma is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix September 17.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.