The biggest game release of the year – Cyberpunk 2077, is scheduled to launch in late 2020. Created by the makers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Game of The Year 2015), Cyberpunk 2077 is bound to be a huge success as well. Recently, Studio Trigger announced that an anime based on Cyberpunk 2077 is on the way.
In collaboration with Studio Projekt Red, Studio Trigger is creating a brand new anime – Cyberpunk: Edgerunner. It will be a Netflix exclusive and will feature new characters and storyline.
You can check out the announcement by Studio Trigger on their website here. The anime will be directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, and the new characters will be designed by Yoh Yoshinari and Yuto Kaneko.
An announcement video has also been uploaded on YouTube, which you can check out below:
This 10-episode long anime will take place in the Night City of Cyberpunk: 2077. Adam Badowski, the game’s director, said:
“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world.
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.”
To which, Masahiko Otsuka, Studio Trigger CEO, added:
“We at TRIGGER are thrilled to work with CD Projekt Red to create a brand-new story set in the world of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a huge challenge to adapt this universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on.
I’ve always loved cyberpunk as a genre but always found it difficult to create as an original work. This is why I’m very excited to be working with CD Projekt Red on this project.
It won’t be easy to please both game and anime fans, but I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to the production. We’ll do our best to meet and exceed expectations.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality.
You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where your choices shape the story and the world around you.