World of Warcraft

Dragonflight: Legacies Premieres Oct. 25

Dragonflight: Legacies will delve into the history of the Dragonflights.
Dragonflight: Legacies will delve into the history of the Dragonflights. / Blizzard

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has announced a new series of animated shorts called Dragonflight: Legacies, and the studio says the series will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 25.

The series is the latest iteration in a trend Blizzard began with Mists of Pandaria. Although the studio hasn't confirmed an official number of episodes for Legacies, players can safely assume between three and six will premiere in total, providing crucial background for the upcoming Dragonflight expansion.

"The dragonflights of Azeroth have returned, called upon to defend their ancestral home as long-dormant forces begin to stir in their sacred homeland. On October 25, join Nozdormu, Aspect of the Bronze Dragonflight, as he delves into an ancient past that holds the key to saving their uncertain future," reads a brief description from Blizzard.

The series' conceit appears to be Nozdormu explaining the history of the dragonflights with Emberthal, a Scalecommanader of the Dracthyr, who has been dormant for 10,000 years. Each installment will arrive a week after the previous, and the fourth would coincide with the release of the second phase of the Dragonflight Pre-Patch on Nov. 15. That will also be the day the Dracthyr become playable.

Dragonflight itself launches Nov. 28.