Final Frontier, director HanzoHazo, and CGI studio Sehsucht have partnered to create an epic launch film for Naraka Championship, a live e-sports tournament for players of the Naraka: Bladepoint game.
Naraka: Bladepoint takes place against the backdrop of the battle between Sunwing and Moonbane – two ancient gods – with the game telling the story of heroes from around the world coming to the legendary Morus Isle to compete for the immortal mask.
The trailer kicks off with Viper Ning, a blademaster of Kunlun, who meditates in her dojo before the action kicks in.
Naraka: Bladepoint comes with its own selection of hero characters that players can select from to compete against each other online.
The inaugural edition of Netease’s international e-sports Naraka Championship 2022 tournament had preliminary rounds in November, with the live final held from Jan 13th to 16th streamed globally due to pandemic restrictions.
“The Netease team were collaborative and open-minded from day one, which meant we were able to shape the storyline and the creative approach together,” said Final Frontier executive producer Chris Colman.
“And Hans and the team were passionate from the moment we shared the brief, throwing their hearts and souls into it. I think ultimately it was these factors that laid the foundation upon which we could build this awesome production.”
Client: 24 Entertainment, Netease
Executive Producers: Sun Jun, Qiu Min
Art Directors: Sun Jun, Qiu Min, Wu Wentong
Production Coordinator: Wu Zong
Kv Designer: Xision
Production Company: Final Frontier
Exec. Producer: Chris Colman, Gustavo Karam, Julieta Zajaczkowski
Project Manager: Yeeman Lin
Production Studio: Sehsucht Hamburg Gmbh
Director: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss
Producer: Nikola Stahl
Designers: Axel Brötje, Caroline Goehner, Timo Noack
Storyboard Artist: Jörn Peper
3d Lead: Timo Von Wittken
Animators: Julia Fritsch, Jakob Schulze-Rohr, Lucas Wendler
3d Artists: Torben Dirksmeyer, Jannes Kreyenberg, Heinrich Löwe, Tim Rech, Tobias Sprengart, Sebastian Welti, Max Zachner
Compositing: Florian Dehmel, Jona Maluck
Motion Design: Hannes Geiger
Music And Sound
Music & Sound Design: Antfood
Music Director: Lou Schmidt And Fernando Rojo
Composers: Lou Schmidt, Fernando Rojo, Luis Bergmann, Pedro Curvello And Vinicius Nunes
Executive Production: Christiane Rachel And Renato Castro
Coordinator: Monique Munhoz
Sound Engineers: Bruno Broaska, Fabian Jorge, Pablo Homem De Mello And Tiago Lins