The day Cyberpunk 2077 was released. The anime “Cyberpunk Edgerunners” based on the same work was a big hit, and the topical work What day is today?
One that you want to experience along with the anime
Two years ago, on December 10, 2020, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC software “Cyberpunk 2077 ” was released.
”Cyberpunk 2077″ is an open-world action RPG developed by CD PROJEKT RED, a Polish game maker known for the ” Witcher ” series. It is based on the tabletop RPG ” Cyberpunk ” series and is set in the future world of 2077, which has a “cyberpunk” worldview as the title suggests.
The anime ” Cyberpunk Edgerunners ” based on this work has been a hot topic since its release on September 13, 2022, and has quickly become a huge hit all over the world. It is still fresh in our memory that the game designer Hideo Kojima, who watched it early in Japan, praised it highly and attracted attention.
The game “Cyberpunk 2077” also has an “Edgerunners update” that includes new anime-inspired content. Perhaps it was the result of the synergistic effect of the anime and the update, but at the same time, it became clear that more than 1 million players were playing this work every day, regardless of whether it was new or returning, and two years after its release. Many game fans were surprised by the comeback. Also, on September 29, 2022, it is reported that the cumulative sales exceeded 20 million units from CD PROJEKT RED Japan’s official Twitter.
The development of this work was announced in October 2012. Since there was a long period of silence, until a few years ago, I remember thinking rudely, “Is it really going to be released?” since it was published.
The following year, at E3 2019, it was announced that actor Keanu Reeves would appear in “Cyberpunk 2077” as Johnny Silverhand. There was a surprise that the person himself went on stage and revealed the release date (April 16, 2020, was announced at this time, but it was later postponed twice), so some people still remember it. Isn’t there a lot? I was really surprised that Keanu, who is often loved on the internet and talked about as a character, will appear, and the visuals that are even cooler than the real thing (?) were so wonderful that I couldn’t help but sigh. Related article Keanu Reeves to appear in Cyberpunk 2077! The release date was also decided on April 16, 2020 [E3 2019]At Microsoft’s conference “Xbox E3 2019 Briefing”, it was revealed that Keanu Reeves will appear in “Cyberpunk 2077”! In addition, the release date has been decided on April 16, 2020.
When talking about “Cyberpunk 2077”, you can’t miss the huge city “Night City” at the center of the story. The player manipulates the main character V (Vee) and goes around this huge city, and experiences his own story through a wide variety of quests.
After all, what was overwhelming was the creation of Night City. Of course, the gorgeous neon lights and other scenery are beautiful, but there are also plenty of depictions that give the illusion that people are actually living there. Just by looking at the people walking by, you can imagine what kind of district this is. There must be as many players as the number of stars who have ignored the main story and just wandered around Night City.
The training of V is also an attractive point of this work, such as challenging head-on with heavy weapons, conversely, specializing in stealth, or making full use of hacking. Buying cyber war, remodeling, and strengthening the body more and more is really like the world of cyberpunk and it’s cool. It was perfect for someone like me, who tends to daydream about how convenient it would be to be able to use a visual support function, and I remember being excited every time I modified it.
On September 7, 2022, the expansion pack ” PHANTOM LIBERTY” was announced. It will be released for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2023. As the DLC of ” The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt ” was wonderful, there are probably many users who have high expectations for this as well.
Also, on October 5 of the same year, the existence of the codename ” Orion ” was revealed as a sequel to “Cyberpunk 2077” as an ongoing project. This is a story after the expansion pack distribution above, but it’s a very exciting place.
At the beginning of its release, this work became a hot topic due to issues such as defects, but now it has been repeatedly fixed and the play feel has been greatly improved. Now, you can explore Night City while watching the anime “Cyberpunk Edgerunners”, so if you haven’t experienced it, please try “Cyberpunk 2077”.