Cyberpunk 2077 is Getting an Anime
Though last week showcased more gaming events, it wasn’t just new games getting announcements. Night City Wire, an event for Cyberpunk 2077, announced that the upcoming game will also have an anime spin-off on Netflix. Produced by a collaboration between the game’s developer, CD Projekt Red, and the critically acclaimed Japanese animation company Studio Trigger, the series is scheduled to premiere in two years. In other gaming news, industry events still announced new games like Pokémon Unite, new DLC characters like Min Min in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and previewed titles during the Steam Game Festival.
Highlights From This Week's Gaming News
The Night City Wire presentation about Cyberpunk 2077 announced an anime spin-off produced by Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill) and CD Projekt Red. The 10-episode series is scheduled for a 2022 debut on Netflix. Night City Wire also introduced an in-game area called the Badlands and the Braindance Editor feature.
The upcoming game will follow the familiar formula of catching and training Pokémon, but it will offer a new MOBA experience and avoid type advantages in combat. While there is no scheduled launch date yet, Pokémon Unite will be available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices as a free-to-start game.
Players are invited to a world "without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage" while exploring a coastal village. The game is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch this fall. The New Game Plus Expo also included games like Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 and Escape from Asura.
Players can donate a minimum of $5 or more to Direct Relief and get a new in-game mask in Borderlands 3. Gearbox is also selling real masks that people can wear outside the game.
Fellow Nintendo fighting game ARMS finally has a representative on the classic crossover fighter’s roster with the introduction of Min Min, who also works at the Mintendo Noodle House when she’s not competing. Min Min, her stage, and ARMS music should be available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on June 29.
Features and Reviews of the Week
The pixel art roguelike RPG was one of many games featured at the Steam Game Festival. TechRaptor enjoyed the visuals, music, and fluid combat in Undungeon’s demo. Other games at the Steam Game Festival included titles like Paradise Killer, Fight Crab, and Gloomwood.
If you don't feel like hunting down codes to open safes in The Last of Us Part 2 and don't mind some plot spoilers, TechRaptor has a guide to unlock them all.
While the new DLC offers a short adventure in a small area, TechRaptor still recommends it for those who have played the base game due to its mix of new features, martial arts-inspired writing, an expanded Pokédex, and newcomer Kubfu.
Did you check out the Steam Game Festival or any other gaming events? Are you going to watch Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on Netflix? Did you see other news in gaming this week that deserves attention? What did we miss from the last week in gaming? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. For more on COVID-19’s ongoing impact on gaming, check out TechRaptor’s evolving hub of COVID-19 updates.