CD Projekt Red’s latest masterpiece is only a few months away. And to whet everyone’s whistle before its highly anticipated release, the Cyberpunk 2077 team has opted to periodically release an episodic in-depth look at the game through its “Night City Wire” videos. Episode 2 (above), released just recently, finally introduces us fans to V’s different stories, their weapons, and the company’s collaboration with Refused for SAMURAI’s songs.
Cyberpunk 2077 features three different Lifepaths for V, namely: Nomad, Street Kid, and Corpo. Each lifepath sets V off into different starting environments, character background, and varying interaction choices depending on who they interact with. While the main story of Cyberpunk eventually converges, Lifepaths ensure that V’s environment and people dynamically change with their choice.
Tools of Destruction
Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 are varied, and have advantages depending on the combat situation. As demonstrated in Night City Wire’s 2nd episode, the weapon showcase classify V’s arsenal into its type of bullet, and its method of delivery.
Tech weapons use metal bullets that are propelled via electromagnetic power, which gives each round more punching/piercing power every shot. Power weapons are the more contemporary weapons, but have bullets that ricochet off surfaces (with a direction indicator). Smart weapons, on the other hand, have a guidance system that homes in on targets, perfect for gunning down hidden enemies. The guns are also customizable with hardware and software mods, the former being able to change the gun’s looks as well.
According to Cyberpunk’s Senior Gameplay Designer, Pawel Kapala, the weapons are also classified according to rarity, with Legendary as the rarest. Though most guns can be bought off the market, some of the best guns can be unlocked or found by exploring Night City.
Refused: Becoming SAMURAI
For Johnny Silverhand’s band, SAMURAI, CD Projekt Red saw it fit to collaborate with Swedish punk rock band, Refused, to create a soundtrack fit for the Night City life.
Players who wish to dive deeper into the lore of Cyberpunk 2077 can now pick up ‘The World Of Cyberpunk 2077’, a brand new book created in collaboration with Dark Horse Books. More details can be found here. CD PROJEKT RED Gear’s first Cyberpunk 2077-themed figure, Trauma Team Elite Response Unit, has also been presented and is now available for pre-order.
Cyberpunk 2077 will release November 19th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the version for Google Stadia set to launch the same year. The game will also be playable on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles when available. At a later date, a free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of next-gen hardware, will become available for owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions respectively.