Cyberpunk 2077 lore book will reveal Night City’s secrets

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red and Dark Horse Comics will be launching a chunky 200 page tome later this year, giving fans a much deeper look at game’s world and characters.


The World of Cyberpunk 2077” will launch on April 21st, 2020. This comes several days after Cyberpunk 2077’s release date of April 16th, so you’ll have to wait to get your hands on Dark Horse’s hefty encyclopedia.

That’s not such a bad thing – the book will no doubt contain detailed information on characters, locations, factions, weapons, and such. The kind of information no one wants spoiled ahead of the game’s eagerly awaited arrival next year.

Here’s the official blurb:

Step into the year 2077, a world dotted with dystopian metropoles where violence, oppression, and cyberware implants aren’t just common–they’re necessary tools to get ahead. Delve into incisive lore to discover how the economic decline of the United States created a crippling dependence on devious corporations and birthed the Free State of California. Explore the various districts, gangs, and history of Night City. Learn all there is to know about the technology of tomorrow and research the cybernetics, weapons, and vehicles of Cyberpunk 2077. 

The World of Cyberpunk 2077 is priced at $39.99 and isn’t the first collaboration between CD Projekt Red and Dark Horse. There have been multiple comic books runs based on the Polish studio’s monster hunting epic, The Witcher.

Dark Horse is no stranger when it comes to bulky books probing into the worlds of our favourite video games, some of our favourites including its deep dives on Naughty Dog as well as the Mass Effect series.

Cyberpunk 2077 will officially launch on April 16th, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Following comments made earlier this year, there’s speculation that PS5 and Project Scarlett versions are also in the works though we’re not likely to hear about those until next year.

Source: Press release

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