Cyberpunk 2077 will be designed for mature and demanding gamers who expect to be treated seriously, and the game will be richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and engaging story.
The creators promise that “Cyberpunk 2077” will be true to the essence of the cyberpunk genre. Players will be thrown into the dark future of the year 2077 and into a world where advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity. A non-linear multi-threaded story designed for mature players will take place in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings. Players will have the chance to freely roam the open-world environment and visit well-known locations from the “Cyberpunk 2020” pen and paper RPG, including a fully gang-supported combat zone, the legendary Afterlife joint, and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope.
In Cyberpunk 2077, the player will be projected into a dark future. The metropolis of Night City is a setting to tell the story of an individual, raised on the streets, who tries to rise from the gutter and find a way to survive among the recall gangs and mega-corporations in a city of filth and sin. Drugs, violence, poverty and exclusion did not disappear in 2077, because people remained as they had been for centuries – greedy, closed-minded and weak. But not only do the ghosts of the past trouble humanity, but new problems have arisen. Psychopaths run amok and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment – braindancing, a cheap way to feel the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life. .
Revealed during Netflix’s Geeked Week, an event dedicated to geek culture shows, movies and games available and ready to hit the streaming platform, the new assets mark the first time Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has been shown in motion – in the form of a trailer as well as the first part of a series of behind-the-scenes videos.
In addition to commentary on the show’s development from key CD Projekt Red personnel involved with the project, the documentary also features stills and concept art along with an exclusive clip and scene breakdown from the anime. . Future behind-the-scenes videos will cover other aspects of the show, with additional insight from the members of Studio Trigger.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ new key visual, drawn by the series’ lead character designer Yoh Yoshinari and released as part of Geeked Week, features series protagonists David and Lucy. The pair are also shown throughout the trailer and behind-the-scenes video, along with other major and minor characters from the series.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a 10-episode standalone story about a street kid trying to survive in a city of the future obsessed with technology and body modification. With everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner – a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.
The show is being created by game development studio CD Projekt Red, with creative talents from Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt involved in the project. Bringing the world to life in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is acclaimed Japanese animation company Studio Trigger, with Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) directing. Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) is named lead character designer as well as executive director of animation. Masahiko Otsuka (Star Wars: Visions ‘The Elder’) and Yoshiki Usa (GRIDMAN UNIVERSE series) are assigned to write the script based on the story provided by CD Projekt Red. The original score is composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will premiere on Netflix in September 2022.
Players who want to dive deeper into the story of Cyberpunk 2077 can now pick up “The World Of Cyberpunk 2077”, an all-new book created in collaboration with Dark Horse Books. More details can be found here.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia and PC
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