Another Cyberpunk 2077 Spin-Off Revealed
Will you play Afterlife?
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most highly-anticipated PS4, Xbox One, and PC games on the horizon, and now there's an extra element to be excited for. Developer CD Projekt Red and tabletop publisher Cmon have announced a new Cyberpunk card game.
Titled Cyberpunk 2077: Afterlife, the card game is due to launch in 2020. Its official description states: "The game thrusts players into the dark alleyways of Night City, where ruthless gangs clash with corporations in an endless war for money, power, and control."
It continues: "In Cyberpunk 2077: Afterlife, players become Fixers, the data brokers and masterminds in Night City that recruit cyberpunks, equip them with gear, and send them out on missions. But nothing's free in Night City. Players need to balance between what they want and what they can actually afford. Using an innovative drafting mechanic and special dashboard, players must decide which cards they want to buy, and which to sacrifice for funds in order to purchase new ones.
"Each successful mission raises the player's Street Cred, with mission survivors becoming Veterans, imparting their knowledge and experience to newer recruits. In this chrome-infused world, Street Cred is the only currency that truly matters."
The press release goes on to state this is the first collaboration between CD Projekt Red and Cmon, "with plans for more to follow." It's unclear if this refers to more Cyberpunk card games, Witcher titles, or something else entirely.
The news comes as Cyberpunk Red, a tabletop prequel to 2077, launches its Jumpstart Kit, with a full version coming at a later date. As well as an updated lorebook, the starter set includes a set of custom dice, six customizable characters, four physical maps, and a new adventure scenario.
Cyberpunk 2077 the video game, meanwhile, launches on April 16, 2020. It features The Matrix actor Keanu Reeves in a big role, and it was recently revealed that the actor could have appeared in Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding.