Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

LOS ANGELES—After being revealed as a character in the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077actor Keanu Reeves took the stage at the Xbox E3 2019 press conference to confirm the game’s release date for PC and console: April 16, 2020.

“I need to talk to you about something,” Reeves said to a cheering crowd after his startling appearance. “CD Project Red, a while ago they approached me and asked me to be part of their project.” After detailing the studio’s sales pitch about a massive quest, Reeves explained why he joined the project: “I’m always drawn to fascinating stories.”

He then gestured to a monitor that showed a brand new “live gameplay” trailer, as opposed to the cinematic trailer that revealed Reeves’ involvement. The latter was a whirlwind presentation of battles and futuristic encounters in Los Angeles, along with a hint of a new interface in which the game’s main character, V, changed from a bizarre ice-filled bathtub to a virtual, all-white world that looked like as if as a path to computer-connected worlds.

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Cinematic Trailer

The cinematic trailer, meanwhile, took the perspective away from real-time first-person combat. This trailer starred a male version of the main character V (you can make the character male or female in the final game and customize him/her a great deal), and he takes on the previously revealed villain Dex as he flashes back to the tragic loss of his ally Jackie (who also appeared in last year’s impressive 2018 series).

This impressive battle begins with V ripping off the limbs of one enemy and then having his own limbs taken out by another. He eventually submits to suspended animation, only to pass out and wake up in a Los Angeles valley where a long-haired man wearing sunglasses picks you up and says, “Wake up the fuck, samurai. We’ve got a city to live in. to set fire to.” This character, if you’re wondering, is Reeves, due to his digital appearance and voice acting.

We look forward to more time with Cyberpunk 2077 during an E3 presentation behind closed doors later this week.

List image by CD Projekt Red

By akfire1

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