Netflix has revealed that its Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will premiere in September along with an official clip from the new anime series.
Previously only confirmed to be a 2022 release, Netflix gave fans a month to look forward to during day three of its Geeked Week showcase. The trailer starts fairly slowly, before speeding through several chaotic clips of the Cyberpunk 2077-connected anime, showing off some pretty gruesome scenes that reveal Edgerunners to be just as R-Rated as the game.
Sticking to the aesthetic of both the game and overall cyberpunk genre, Edgerunners is colorful and flashy, whether it’s the bright lights of Night City or explosions of blood in the series’ brutal fight scenes.
We see more of this violence in a 45-second clip released alongside the trailer, which appears to take place in the same location as The Pickup mission from Cyberpunk 2077, in which V and Jackie pick up the robot spy-spider from the electro-eyed Maelstrom gang. We see a similar negotiation take place in the anime clip, though the cargo appears to be a human girl instead of a robo. The girl is taken, guns are pulled, arms are cut off, and general chaos ensues.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a standalone 10-episode story about a street punk who becomes a mercenary known as an Edgerunner. The series was first announced two years ago in June 2020 but Netflix, alongside co-developers CD Projekt Red and Studio Trigger, have all remained pretty quiet on the series since then. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more before release in September.
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