League of Legends maker Riot Games has made a new equity investment in animation studio Fortiche.
The company has put an undisclosed sum behind the firm, which sees Riot hold a "significant non-controlling stake" in Arcane. This follows the duo collaborating on the League of Legends: Arcane animated show for Netflix, as well as some music video projects. They are currently working on a second season of Arcane, as well as another unannounced project.
“The various collaborations with Riot Games, and especially Arcane, 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," Fortiche co-founders Pascal Charrue, Jérôme Combe, and Arnaud Delord said in a statement.
"In 2023, we will celebrate ten years of collaboration: there is no better way to symbolize the trust and ambitions of our two companies than this association."
Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent added: “Fortiche has been an integral partner for a long time, but this agreement ensures we’ll be working closely for decades to come. We hold a high bar for everyone we work with and insist they understand players deeply and focus on them relentlessly, and from day one, Fortiche has exemplified Player Experience First. In working with Fortiche, we collaborate to push the boundaries of what’s possible and raise expectations for how games can be represented in media. As proud as we are of Arcane, we know the best is yet to come.”