IGN has just accidentally revealed several screenshots from Riot's shooter Valorant (Project Ares) including several of the characters and maps for what looks like to be an embargoed hands-on play test by journalistshttps://t.co/IBoIgcgYSGpic.twitter.com/zh6xZFXhEZâ€” Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 1, 2020
The screenshots show full body images of characters previously seen as silhouettes in limited promotional material as well as those we have been given sneak peaks of through kill feed headshots and early footage.
While the cast of characters remain mostly unknown, we have been given a closer look in the screenshots of many of them (Credit: Riot Games)
Some notable features in the game itself ressemble other popular gaming titles including CS:GO, Fortnite, Team Fortress 2 and Overwatch with varied aesthetic choices across the various maps including dragon statues and futuristic vehicles as part of their designs.
second batch of of Valorant screenshots from IGN. one map looks a bit like Mirage pic.twitter.com/JT0BVaT27Kâ€” Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 1, 2020
Earlier leaks showed a character named 'Sentinal Sage' with abilities that ressemble the latter game's support champions Mercy and Moira. Within Valorant clips, we see her abilities in action as well as those of a still unrevealed champion in promotional material using floating knives that are then sent fatally towards enemy players.
Official information about Valorant is expected on 2nd March from Riot itself but the full IGN post including the screenshots can be found here.
Fans should keep their eyes on @PlayVALORANT for further news that is expected to drop at midnight PST.