During the broadcast VCT LOCK//IN, Riot Games announced an expansion of the popular “Oni” skin line in Valorant. As requested by the game community, Oni will feature soon new skins for Vandal, Ares, Bulldog, Frenzy and a brand new Katana, the Onimaru Kunitsuna. It recently announced the launch of the new pink project of its export team LXT ESPORTScon a team made up of only women.
The Oni skin line, first released in 2020, is heavily inspired to ancient Japanese samurai culture and mythology. Oni masks are the heart of this skinline: a combination of 3D renderings and traditional 2D anime-style animations they bring to life mask spirits and their effects for each corresponding weapon. Below is the statement by Sean Marino, Associate Art Director regarding the story and inspiration behind the new skins:
Our headcanon for Oni is that it’s a corrupted and powerful heirloom that seeks vengeance. The dark spirits of Oni have been lurking, determined to find a new path to accomplish their dark goals. The balance between traditional customs and the relentless power of progress has been upset, thus opening a rift between the worlds that has allowed the Oni spirits to create the perfect combination of corruption and evil.
Below is an overview of the title via the official site:
Merge style and experience on a global competitive stage. You have 13 rounds to attack and defend your faction, using intense shooting and tactical skills. With only one life per round, you’ll need to think faster than your opponent to survive. Face enemies in competitive and non-competitive modes, between a Death match and a Spike Assault. You can choose from several agents with adaptable, fast and deadly skills that create the right opportunities to show off your technique. Every agent is different, as are all the best actions in the game.
Valuing is available for PC tramiteEpic Games Store.
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