Updated 6/22/2022: CMON Entertainment's Kickstarter campaign for Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City is live right now. At the time of writing it has already earned $257,454, more than doubling its goal of $100,000. If you wish to back the campaign, there is currently only one tier. The Edgerunner Pledge will set you back $110 and will buy you the core box, all relevant stretch goals, and brand new exclusive Edgerunners figure based on Cyberpunk 2077's player protagonist, V. Furthermore, the game now includes a single-player mode. In this mode, you play as V, represented by either a male or female miniature, with the actions of the various gangs dictated by AI behavior cards.
The fulfilled stretch goals for Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City are as follows:
- $105K: Emmerick Bronson Edgerunner Figure and Card.
- $110k: Evelyn Parker Edgerunner Figure and Card.
- $115k: Steel Edgerunner Figure and Card.
- $120k: Bugbear Edgerunner Figure and Card.
- $125k: Key-AR Edgerunner Figure and Card.
- $130k: Lyle Thompson Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $135k: Cold Lena Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $140k: Orange Hibiscus Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $150k: Crispin Weyland Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $160k: James Udini Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $170k: Fiery Misha Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $180k: Terrence Cortes Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $190k: Jack Mausser Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $200k: Sandra Dorsett Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $210k: Milt Nauman Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $220k: Benedict McAdams Edgerunner Figure and Card
- $230k: Reform Time Story Pack (2 Story Carda and 6 Policy Cards)
- $244k: Lizzy Wizzy Edgerunner Figure and Card
The Kickstarter campaign for Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City, will conclude July 6.
Original Story: RPG fans are familiar with the troubled production that was Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red's interactive journey through Night City, while eventually given a new lease on life thanks to a next-gen console update, was critically lambasted, leading not just to poor reception but a lawsuit settlement with investors. But this adaptation of Mike Pondsmith's influential setting did lead to some well-received tabletop game experiences including the Cyberpunk Red TTRPG and the skirmish-based miniatures game Cyberpunk Red: Combat Zone. Now, CMON Entertainment has announced their latest board game project, Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of New York, will be coming to Kickstarter.
What Is Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City?
The announcement for Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City happened this afternoon on a live stream by CMON Entertainment. This stream, which is archived on their official YouTube channel, went into further detail about the game. You and up to three other players play as gang leaders in the far future metropolis of Night City as you fight for control over territory. Taking control of either the Maelstrom, Tiger Claw, the Valentinos, or Voodoo Boys gangs, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses, you work to control the city. You will need to manage both your Street Cred as well Eurodollars in order to recruit more units to your side. Much like the TTRPG, these units are broken up into three archetypes: Solo, Netrunner, and Techie respectively.
What makes the Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City stand out is that it is an area control board game with narrative choice. While the developers didn't fully explain how this will be managed in-game, the idea is that various events will occur as the game progresses, changing the rules of engagement between players. This can lead to different endings to the game depending on how players react to these events. The developers were quick to emphasize that was not a campaign experience but a competitive experience, citing influences like Rising Sun and Blood Rage.
But with this narrative backdrop, CMON did mention that Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City is still set within the canon of the world of Cyberpunk, specifically a few years before the player-controlled cyberpunk V entered the scene. To emphasize this, the developers confirmed that in addition to hiring regular gang members, you can also invest in specialist units. Those units include named characters from Cyberpunk 2077: Viktor, Kerry Eurodyne, River Ward, Goro Takemura, Judy Alvarez, T-Bug, Jackie Welles, Nix, Rogue, and Johnny Silverhand (somehow).
When Will Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City Be Available?
The Kickstarter campaign for Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City is not live yet. However, a preview page is up which will notify you when it has gone live.