An anime series set in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077? Yep, that’s insanity in the making!
The waiting game for Cyberpunk is still ongoing, and yet an announcement video by Cyberpunk posted on June 25 affirms that an anime inspired by the game is being developed, and we have to wait for another two years for that.
CD PROJEKT RED, the company behind the upcoming game Cyberpunk: 2077, is on a collaboration project with the acclaimed Japan-based animation company Studio Trigger, and the streaming giant Netflix for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” said Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio.
“We’ve devoured just about all the cyberpunk fiction there is to watch, read, and play; it’s a genre that leaves so much room for creativity, and has had such a strong influence on us. CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS is our love letter to cyberpunk as a whole, and to stories told in animated form.”
CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS will be directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare), along with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Promare), creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill). Characters will be designed by Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) and Yuto Kaneko (Little Witch Academia). Silent Hill’s Akira Tamaoka will be composing the series’ original score.
Meanwhile, CD PROJEKT RED has released a brand-new trailer for the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077.
The latest trailer is a show-off of the dark, dystopian Night City. We also get a close look at the gameplay, which is similar to that of GTA but with more chaos and faster and modern cars. The trailer also explores the beginnings of the mercenary career of V — the ambitious, cyber-enhanced outlaw players will be stepping into the shoes of later this year. Of course, as with the previous trailer, fans also catch a glimpse of the ever-awesome Keanu Reevers at the end.
Watch the trailer here:
Cyberpunk 2077 was originally due for launch this past April but was now moved to November 19th, 2020. It will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It’s still a relatively long wait, but at least, that gives some fans ample time to prepare their PC because, by the looks of it, this game is going to be massive– gameplay-wise, and storage wise.
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