As part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, a Cyberpunk 2077 anime adaptation is revealing itself with a teaser trailer and information about when it will be released.
The Years Fans Spent Following Cyberpunk 2077 from development, launch, until now without a doubt full of turbulence. The game had a rather awful launch in 2020, but now it seems to be doing much better, as CD Projekt Red has revealed that sales numbers for the title have soared after its release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. In addition, an anime set in the game’s world will be launched in a few months.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an action role-playing game where players are seen as a customizable mercenary known as V who has to deal with an implant that threatens to erase their entire personality for someone else’s. Despite fans not being able to create their own character for the game, the character creator was made one of the game’s selling points before launch.
As part of Netflix’s Geeked Week virtual event, the streaming service unveiled a teaser trailer and a release window for a Cyberpunk 2077 anime adaptation. The project was announced in 2020, but came to a complete standstill shortly after. Now, both new and old fans of 2077 can now expect the show titled Cyberpunk: Edge Runnerssometime in September.
The show is animated and directed by Studio Trigger, a fan-favorite studio that has been responsible for groundbreaking titles such as the movie Promareand the series Little Witch Academia† The cyberpunk show will only be 10 episodes long, but Studio Trigger is known for telling cohesive stories in smaller episodes than other anime. This means fans will most likely have a fast-paced and action-packed show ahead of them.
While some plot details have been revealed, it’s not yet fully known whether the show’s protagonist V is from the original game or an all-original character. While the trailer makes it clear that the show will feature a rather colorful cast of characters, all that is known about the main character is that he wants to become a mercenary to survive in Night City. Even if the character in question isn’t a V, V’s inspiration is obvious, as the character even has an undercut to match.
It doesn’t matter how people feel about Cyberpunk 2077, this announcement is certainly exciting. It doesn’t matter if players stuck with the game despite the problems, or didn’t want to try the game because of the bad launch, an anime is coming that can excite all kinds of fans as soon as it arrives.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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