VALORANT add Dia de los Muertos inspired Nunca Olvidados skin line
Naim "EnKay" Rosinski
10/19/2021, 11:00:34 AM
VALORANT is receiving another skin line to the already hefty lineup of skins. This time around, players will be able to get into the spirit of the upcoming Dia de los Muertos festival with the Nunca Olvidados skin line.
The bundle includes the following:
The bundle is of Deluxe Edition and will cost 5,100 VALORANT Points (VP).
All the weapons, as well as the Catrina melee, have an “alternating texture” that changes in the light and one that glows in the dark.
We really wanted the art for this skinline to feel authentic and not just be a generic mashup of skulls and marigolds. Taking inspiration from a number of artists, we made sure to use imagery and colors that accurately represent the holiday. The art style we wanted to go for would utilize very bold colors and gradients and overall give it this fearfully beautiful look to it. We focused on striking a balance of simplistic and ornate. In addition to the art itself, a lot of our reference boards also featured a bit of a modern take on some designs, having them glow with neon paint. We saw this as a great opportunity to incorporate more of our “day/night” tech where the gun can change some of its visual features based on whether you’re in the dark or light area of the map.
Another interesting challenge for us with this skinline was coming up with the melee idea. We played around with a few types of weapons, from switch blades, to daggers, to even something like a cane with a skull head that would pull out to reveal a sword. Ultimately though we came across some references of a tranchete, or saca tripas, a vintage Mexican fighting knife. We felt like this would be a great canvas for us to apply the same treatment that the weapons have.– Sean Marino, Art Lead
The Nunca Olvidados bundle will be available to purchase from October 20 in the VALORANT in-game store.
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Naim "EnKay" Rosinski
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