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An Akira easter egg is in VALORANT’s new battle pass

Riot Games made an anime reference in Valorant through the Episode Six Battle Pass.Akira is one of the most iconic anime films in the world.

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By Shubham Dalal | Jan 7, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Riot Games made an anime reference in Valorant through the Episode Six Battle Pass. Akira is one of the most iconic anime films in the world. Released in 1998, the action-packed film tells the story of the atomic bomb being dropped on Tokyo by the Japanese government after experiments on children gone wrong.The story follows Shotaro Kaneda, who is featured on the cover of the film walking towards his famous red motorcycle. Kaneda is the leader of the Capsule Gang and is on a quest to save his friend Tetsuo Shima.This imagery is recreated in the latest Battle Pass with Valorant’s sole Japanese agent, Yoru.

An Akira easter egg is in VALORANT’s new battle pass :

Yoru, who already had the same jacket as Kaneda, can be seen walking towards his motorcycle in a direct reference to the film. This isn’t the first time that VALORANT has made other media references within its Battle Pass content, but this is one of the first official anime references in the game. Players can obtain Akira-inspired player cards by purchasing the Valorant Battle Pass and playing through various levels.

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Like all player cards the image will change depending on whether the player is waiting in the lobby screen or if they are waiting in the loading screen for the map. When the Yoru player card is turned over to its side it will only depict his blue motorcycle. Akira is not the only anime to be referenced in Episode Six. The battle pass also includes a Dragon Ball reference in the form of a spray that bends when Phoenix and Yoru touch their fingers together.Episode Six launches on January 10th with the release of a new act as well as a new map called Lotus.

The promo film was all about capturing the internal dynamism of the players, for all to see painting skill in the split-second it takes to hit the trigger or perish. The decisions that make each player a champion are expressed in the carefully chosen details of the film, launching the campaign into the stratosphere as a showcase of incredible talent.

Pulling design references everywhere from the graphic cover art of Chainsaw Man and Dorohedoro to Akira’s dynamic Sakuga, the campaign is filled with Valorant Easter Eggs that players of all skill levels and fans of the game’s abilities can get behind. characters tap. in the microscopic details of the structures surrounding them.

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