Keanu Reeves At E3 2019: Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Reveals Who He Plays In The Game

Keanu Reeves plays Johnny Silverhand.

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One of the best, most surprising reveals so far at E3 2019 has been the news that action movie star Keanu Reeves has a role in CD Projekt Red's hugely anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077. Now, we've learned a little more about Reeves' role in the ambitious new RPG from the creators of The Witcher.

Reeves plays the character Johnny Silverhand. He's described by CD Projekt Red as a "legendary rockerboy" who gets his name from the fact that he has a robotic, silver arm. Silverhand is a "key" character in Cyberpunk 2077, so we may see a lot of him.

Reeves not only provided the voice and likeness of Silverhand, but he also performed full-body motion capture. This means Silverhand will look and act like Reeves. That's good news, because as behind-the-scenes John Wick training videos have shown, Reeves is a talented actor who commits to his craft to ensure the best possible result.

In the new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer from E3, Silverhand says, "Wake the f**k up, Samurai, we have a city to burn." You can re-watch Reeves' on-stage appearance from E3 in the video embed above.

In Cyberpunk 2020, which Cyberpunk 2077 is loosely based on, Johnny Silverhand is a singer and guitarist who has seen better days.

After years of development, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally releasing on April 16, 2020 across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In other news, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the game's PC edition is digital-only in North America.

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