Riot Games has made an anime reference in VALORANT via the Episode Six battle move.
Akira is likely one of the most iconic anime motion pictures on the earth. Released in 1998 the action-packed movie tells the story of the Japanese authorities dropping an atomic bomb on Tokyo after experiments on kids go flawed. The story follows Shōtarō Kaneda who’s pictured strolling towards his well-known purple motorbike on the quilt of the movie. Kaneda is the chief of the capsule gang and is on a quest to save lots of his good friend Tetsuo Shima.
This imagery has been recreated within the newest battle move with VALORANT’s solely Japanese agent Yoru. Yoru, who already had the same jacket to Kaneda, may be seen strolling in direction of his personal motorbike to straight reference the movie. This isn’t the primary time that VALORANT has created different media references inside their battle move content material however this is likely one of the first official anime references within the recreation. Players can get hold of the Akira-inspired participant card by buying the VALORANT battle move and making it via the assorted tiers.
Like all participant playing cards the picture will change primarily based on if the participant is ready within the foyer display screen or if they’re ready within the loading display screen for the map. When the Yoru participant card is turned sideways it should simply image his blue motorbike as an alternative. Akira isn’t the one anime to be referenced in Episode Six. The battle move additionally contains a Dragon Ball reference within the type of a twig that footage Phoenix and Yoru bent over touching fingers collectively. Episode Six launches on Jan. 10 with the discharge of a brand new Act in addition to a brand new map titled Lotus.