Cyberpunk 2077’s launch has been delayed several times now, this time to November 19. But that does not stop CD Projekt RED from revealing more about their upcoming RPG and get us pumped up with excitement.
In followup videos of Night City Wire, we deep dive into the futuristic city where we’re about to visit, the lifepath of our character, the various weapons, and the excellent soundtrack we’ll enjoy while doing all that.
Choose Your Path
The first feature presented in a video was choosing the background story of our Cyberpunk 2077 character, the hired assassin V. The different paths should go together with the developer’s wish to enhance the game’s replayability value.
The first option is the Street Kid path, where V grows up in the streets of the Heywood district in Night City. V enjoys the help of the people of the streets and spends their days parkouring, training in martial arts, and running away from the law – unsuccessfully according to the trailer.
If you choose this path, it will give you knowledge of the streets themselves, the lingo, the gangs, and any other information which can help you around the city.
The second course of life is Nomad. In this path, V starts as a wanderer living in the Badlands deserts on the outskirts of Night City with several other nomads they count as family. Their life revolves around racing and building cars, like a character out of a Fast and Furious movie.
Nomad V is a car mechanic, a useful skill in Night City. After losing their tribal family, V goes into the city to start fresh.
The last path open to V, Corpo, is very different than the other two. Corpo V is a part of the Arasaka Corporation, with expertise in security, banking, and industry. According to the trailer, Arasaka Corp is hiding information that, if revealed to the world, will destroy them. Taking the Corpo road, V is the bodyguard of a corporate manager, Saburo Arasaka, and needs to “take care” of anyone who threatens to reveals that secret.
The corporate world works on a fundamental principle: “Homo homini lupus.” V needs to take care of themselves and destroy anyone on their way to the top.
Each lifepath determines not only what kind of life V has lived, but also the dialogue options they have throughout Cyberpunk 2077. You’ll know different information about the characters you meet and can chat with them about the things relevant to your path. These options might appear only later on in the game, so the path you choose is critical to the entire experience.
Naturally, where V grew up will also come into play. For example, you can visit the Badlands even if you’re not a Nomad, but the people there will be hostile to outsiders.
Killing With Style
Dialogues and relations are all good, but what about your arsenal? In the second trailer, we get a glimpse of the Tech weapons, Power weapons, Smart weapons, and Cyberware you can use to get things done.
Tech weapons are powerful guns that use electromagnetic energy to propel bullets through metal, flesh, and walls. They’re perfect for hitting enemies from behind cover, or for sniping an unaware victim. Power weapons are more classic, with the additional capability of bouncing bullets of walls so you can shoot around corners.
Smart weapons can lock onto targets and fire guided bullets. when wielding one of those, your enemy can only try and run, but they definitely can’t hide.
Since Cyberpunk 2077 is still an RPG, you can upgrade all these beauties you see in the video. At first, you are likely to use some trash weapons that serve their purpose, but as you level up and complete more quests, you will encounter legendary weapons. In fact, the game encourages you to travel through Night City to find the best weapons available.
Another way of expanding your weapons cache is to kill enemies. However, sometimes you will have to choose whether or not to kill a character and take their weapon or keep them alive to help you further into the game.
Become a Samurai
The last Cyberpunk 2077 trailer reveals more of the game’s soundtrack. The music was created by the Swedish punk rock band Refused. As part of a short documentary, the group explains the process that went into becoming Samurai – the fictional in-game band of Johnny Silverhand (portrayed by Kiano Reaves).
According to the developers, the third Night City Wire stream will be coming soon. Hopefully, Cyberpunk 2077 will not be postponed again (I really don’t want to wait till 2077 to play it).
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