Wake up, samurai, we have a city to burn.
CD Projekt Red is teaming up with Netflix to bring an anime miniseries of Cyberpunk 77, and the studio behind it has a massive reputation for its shows. After the delay of their first open-world RPG since the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk 77 is still arriving in 2020.
The game, faced with multiple hurdles to overcome and pushback due to racial and gender representation, has had its scrutiny addressed by the game's creator. The gameplay looks crisp and hearty, leaving CD Projekt Red eager to push their latest creation across multiple entertainment mediums.
Studio Trigger, a notable frontrunner in the anime industry, has announced that they will be the ones behind the anime in conjunction with CD Projekt Red. The announcement broke during the Night City Wire presentation via YouTube. Studio Trigger is known for Kill La Kill and Promare. The new series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, will be a Netflix original standalone set to release in 2022.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will host a ten-episode first season set in the Cyberpunk 77 universe, following a young protagonist that becomes a mercenary due to the sheer sake of his own survival while living in an unforgiving, harsh world.
Studio Trigger aims to perform at their best as the anime announcement was a welcome surprise for fans. CD Projekt Red and Studio Trigger are expecting high praise and are setting their hopes on the success of Cyberpunk 77, which will keep the undated release of their anime afloat. It's a unique gamble for both the game and the anime to take, but it's also expected that the game will leave fans craving more.