Cyberpunk Edgerunners, the anime based on CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, will be released on September 13th. The show will have 10 episodes and all of them will be released at the same time when it comes to Netflix. To mark the announcement, a brand new trailer for Cyberpunk Edgerunners has been released. Be warned it is not safe for work.
The story outline for Cyberpunk Edgerunners is as follows. “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells the story of David Martinez, a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, David decides to take control of his own destiny by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.”
Studio Trigger, the studio behind shows like Kill la Kill, Space Patrol Luluco, and Little Witch Academia has made this show. Hiroyuki Imaishi is the director, Yoh Yoshinari is the main character designer and animation director, while Masahiko Otsuka and Yoshiki Usa have written the screenplay. Cyberpunk Edgerunners was first announced in 2020, with news remaining quiet until now.
It was recently announced that the first DLC expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 will not be released until some point in 2023. Details of what to expect have not be confirmed. In our review for Cyberpunk 2077, Alexis wrote, “Mike Pondsmith has talked at length about how 2020 and 2077 aren’t meant to be prophecies, but cautionary tales, and what’s now clear is that CDPR wasn’t quite the right studio to pull off a cautionary tale of this scope. Their poor labor practices have made a laughable parallel with cyberpunk’s roots in the rise of neoliberalism. So yes, there’s promises of improvements coming to the game in 2021, but that can’t paint over one of the biggest clusters in game launch and labour history. As someone with a lifelong soft spot for the medium-specific charm of video game glitches, Cyberpunk 2077’s botched launch just ain’t it. Even overlooking the rushed rollout, after an eternity of being bludgeoned in the face with hyperbole, running through 2077 feels like five different games stitched together into an entertaining, passably decent, generic behemoth.”
Source: Press Release