Cyberpunk 2077‘s large 2.0 replace launched a bunch of additives and modifications to the open-world first-person shooter RPG. Alongside new fight enhancements and a revamped police system that makes cops way more aggressive when looking you down for committing crimes, the newest patch additionally utterly overhauls cyberware and perks. It nearly seems like a wholly new recreation that simply so occurs to incorporate some new Easter eggs for the improbable—and heartbreaking—Edgerunners anime. Put together to cry, y’all, this one’s a doozy. Oh, and be warned: There are some Edgerunners spoilers down under.
Produced by Studio Set off (Kill la Kill), Edgerunners takes place a few yr earlier than the occasions of Cyberpunk 2077. Following a punky David “Dee” Martinez, the ten episode anime exhibits Dee devolve from an bold child to a chilly mercenary. He makes pals with a bunch of different proficient employed weapons, however like most tales within the Cyberpunk universe, the troupe’s journey ends in brutal tragedy. By the point the credit roll, just one individual of the primary crew is alive. And now, due to the two.0 replace, we are able to wallow in that sorrow as soon as extra.
As noticed by Redditor FirmAd6452 (through GamesRadar), Cyberpunk 2077 features murals for all the important folks in Dee’s life. Dee’s there, after all, however so is his mother Gloria, tech specialist Pilar, merc bruiser Dorio, and Edgerunners gang chief Maine—all of whom died all through the anime’s narrative. The final mural is devoted to finest lady—and fan fave—Rebecca, who was crushed to loss of life by the cyberjerk Adam Smasher within the ultimate episode. The traitor Kiwi, who conspired with the anime’s antagonist to catch a member of the crew, has a mural as effectively, however we don’t discuss her round right here.
Every of those holographic tributes is positioned within the Westbrook District’s North Oak Columbarium, a collection of constructions that holds the ashes of Evening Metropolis residents. Below the murals are traces of textual content seemingly written from the angle of Lucy, Dee’s girlfriend and the only real survivor of Edgerunners. Dee’s tribute, as an illustration, reads, “You didn’t take me to the moon, however you have been there with me,” referencing the second episode during which the couple enterprise to the moon collectively. In the meantime, Rebecca’s posits, “I remorse not ending our dialog,” calling consideration to the ultimate episode which sees Adam Smasher violently interrupting the second the 2 girls have been having. I’m not crying, you’re crying. Once more, there’s a line for Kiwi, too, however, traitors by no means prosper.
I wasn’t ready to consider Edgerunners once more, particularly with how fucked up issues ended. This new Easter egg isn’t even the one one which references the anime. There are abilities inside the retweaked perk timber named after the characters, and Dee’s iconic yellow jacket if you would like V to cosplay as him. So, though CD Projekt Pink has no plans for a sequel to the anime, no less than these characters will dwell on in Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a terrible day for rain…