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Valorant: Agents of Romance Could Turn War Into Love

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Is Valorant dating sim really happening?

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It would seem the Valorant dating sim rumors might be true, despite first surfacing on April Fools’ Day.

Riot Games senior developers issued official comments on Valorant: Agents of Romance, and while that isn’t definitive proof itself, stranger things have happened on April Fools’ Day.

If true, the Valorant dating sim would be a spinoff set in the Valorant universe.

It’s based on a similar idea League of Legends experimented with, where players could forge bonds with specific heroes.

Valorant: Agents of Romance started life as a new Valorant mode, and Riot reportedly had it planned well before Valorant first launched in 2020.

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What Is Valorant Dating Sim?

Riot executive producer Anna Donlan said: "We’ve been looking into ways to expand and explore the Valorant universe, even prior to launch, and when we landed on a dating sim, it just made sense.

We believe that everyone can relate to and enjoy the Agents of Valorant, whether they’re tac-shooter players or dating sim players.”

The Valorant dating sim would somehow revolve around character stories and how they interact with each other.

Presumably, it would be told through a visual novel-style format, if these WIP images are anything to go by.

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Is Valorant Dating Sim Real?

It could be true. Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia started life as an April Fools’ joke after all, and RGG Studios only turned Yakuza: Like A Dragon into a turn-based RPG after an April Fools’ joke showed people were interested.

Valorant: Agents of Love will release sometime in 2021 for PC — assuming it’s real.

Will Valorant Dating Sim Have New Agents?

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It's too early to say yet.

However, we know Jett, Reyna, and Cypher are included at the very least.

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[Source: IGN]

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