Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer
posted on 01.10.13 at 04:04 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Watch the Psycho Squad take care of psychos.

Read: The society of Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt RED has released the debut teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, their upcoming game based on the pen and paper RPG series.

The CG trailer shows a woman going on a rampage due to the amount of cyber-modifications in her body. The police of Night City try to intervene with the help of an elite police forced called the Psycho Squad.

Studio boss Adam Badowski explains, “The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member. The Psycho Squad specializes in combating ‘psychos’ – individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body. There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call ‘meatbags.’

He continued, “When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s going to be a lot of carnage, so the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done.

“When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the ‘Psycho Squad’. And these guys are exceptional, these guys are crack troops. The fact that they’re proud of that name tells you a bit about their mindset.

“They wear a badge with their official emblem on their right sleeve, but their left is reserved for their unofficial Psycho Squad emblem. It’s primitively made and the image itself is on the crude side of things. It’s not unlike a badge special force operators might make and wear to distinguish themselves from the ranks of grunts in any theater of war.”

Cyberpunk 2077 will be “true to the essence” of the cyberpunk genre, according to the game’s creators. It is set in the open-world, sprawling metropolis of Night City in the year 2077, a dark future where advanced technology has both saved and cursed humanity. Like CD Projekt RED’s previous titles, it promises to be a “multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players.”

Watch the trailer below. Cyberpunk 2077 is due out in 2015—or “when it’s done.”

  • MosquitoLemon

    Robotic parts taking over their bodies? Sounds more Kojima and less cyberpunk… It’ll probably turn out OK though.

  • zakou

    Not bad looking.

  • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

    I read it as Psycho Pass a second there.
    Anyway, it looks beautiful, the trailer.

  • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kou

    Shirow Masamune anyone? This definitely had some Appleseed influences.

    • xMCXx

      Ghost in the Shell, too.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        Yeah, the trailer gave me a Gits vibe.

    • MosquitoLemon

      The girl’s blade forearms are likely a nod to the ‘razor girl’ from Neuromancer.

  • xMCXx

    Looks promising.
    And it’s CD Projekt Red, they know what they’re doing!

  • Locksus

    I want it! NOW! I love CDPR enough as it is and now they are making a cyberpunk game which just so happens to be me favourite genre together with fantasy games.

    Oh, the excitment!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I’m right with you buddy. I love cyberpunk, and the trailer hit all the right spots.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Looks great! Love the atmosphere!

  • DarthBrian

    Yeah, looks awesome. Can’t wait. <3

  • LordKaiser

    I wonder what kind of game this is. It looks very interesting.

  • Eclipse

    Aside from the recent port of Soul Hackers, there’s been a real drought in the Cyberpunk genre, so I’m looking forward to this. And like some of the others have mentioned, I’m also getting a Masamune Shirow vibe from this.

  • Finalshoryuken

    Loving it already! The setting gave me an instant Blade Runner vibe!

  • EspadaKiller

    Oh my, looks interesting!

  • Skerj

    Goodbye 200 hours of my life. Wish we could have seen gameplay though.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Cyber punk settings aren’t really my thing… But that’s not stopping me from getting interested in this game, CD Projekt….

  • new_tradition

    I love these kind of plots. Really makes you think about the future of humanity and the fine line between what makes you human or not.

    Too bad it’s PC only, but maybe I’ll invest in a gaming computer (or maybe that steambox) by the time this is out.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Man, the girl in the trailer kept bugging me today. Kept telling myself she looked familiar, and tonight it finally hit me. She looks just like Shannon Elizabeth.

    http://i.imgur.com/iVucG.jpg

    • PrinceHeir

      hehe nice :D

  • Aditya Dharma

    looks great so far^^ love the psycho squad and cyber implant theme.
    can’t wait for any gameplay trailer^^

    “Coming: when it’s ready” i wonder when it’s ready,,, hope it doesn’t take too long,,,

  • PrinceHeir

    looks cool ^^

  • paperclichepixel

    HELL YES!!!