From the creator:
Riot Games approached Revenant to produce a trailer to introduce their new Japanese samurai themed skins for their tactical hero shooter game, Valorant.
We were excited to take on the challenge of bringing the weapons’ Oni masks to life in a high-impact 2D style while also ensuring a seamless transition to gameplay. It was a blast developing each weapon reveal, using dynamic animation and FX to match the mystical and mischievous personalities of the Oni masks.
Riot’s team in Japan guided us on the accurate representation of mask carving and sword forging traditions, which was a great learning experience for our artists as well. It was truly a collaborative and rewarding project, which is evident in the quality of the final output.
Created in collaboration with Riot Games.
With huge thanks to the outstanding work of the Revenant team!
Directed by Onur Senturk
Creative Director – Kev McCrae
Managing Director – Pam Nelson
Executive Producer - Debbie Ferguson
Producer - Nicole Anderson
Producer - Scott Taylor
Production Coordinator - Conor Kennedy Burke
3D Artist – Craig Simmers
3D Artist – Dom Brooks
3D Artist - Jim Holland
FX Artist - Dan Harper
FX Artist - Dani Peyroton
Compositor - Abby Barr
Character Animator – Luke Angus
Concept Art Director - Alex Figini
Concept Artist - Manilyn Toledana
Story Artist - Agathe Leroux
Editor - Marco Di Gioia
Music & Sound Design - Riot Games