Artwork from World of Cyberpunk 2077 is now available online.
There are still a few months to the premiere of Cyberpunk 2077 (and hopefully not more). However, even earlier, we will receive something that will make our waiting for production more pleasant. I am talking about a book containing the most important information about the game world together with illustrations. Apparently some have received their copies The World of Cyberpunk 2077 a little earlier and did not hesitate to boast about it Twitter.
The lucky ones are the buyers of the German edition, which made its debut slightly ahead of English. Nevertheless, we will probably soon hear about the delivery of English-language copies of the book. “Probably”, because although the official website of Dark Horse publishes the release date on July 29, there are conflicting reports on the web. Some just yesterday received a notification from Amazon (including the UK branch of the store) about the imminent delivery of The World of Cyberpunk 2077. However, others reported that they would not see their copies until August, and in some cases Amazon removed information about the expected delivery date.
The world of Cyberpunk 2077
Aside from the turmoil with the release date, the lucky owners of The World of Cyberpunk 2077 shared a handful of materials from the book. They include a complete map of the world with a division into districts, provided by Kalenko from Twitter (via Reddit). Earlier, we had to be content with a fan project based on an incomplete illustration, which – as it turns out – did not fully correspond to the actual state. Also in the book, we did not get an image with the entire map on one page. Nevertheless, the user of AVPejavar with Reddit he put the fragments of the painting together – you can see the effect below.
The basic shape of the location does not differ from the map assembled by a fan (after all, this one was based on official materials), although there are some differences. For example, the Northside Industral District does not extend that far north, while the West End Estate does not extend much further south. Please note that this is a very general map, without minor streets etc. If you prefer much more detailed landscapes, Kalenko also posted a handful of graphics presenting the world Cyberpunk 2077. Among the places shown there are, among others Japantown, North Oak, Vista Del Ray and Kabuki districts. The graphics also show, for example, a luxury apartment, the building of the Arasaka corporation, etc. If that is still not enough, CD Projekt RED studio still provides entries about the game’s locations, including the last one dedicated to Badlands.
Only the richest citizens of Night City can afford such a car (source: Twitter).
The book shows not only the locations – we can also see what we will visit them in. The World of Cyberpunk 2077 lists the brands of cars used in Night City: from the luxurious Herrera and Rayfield cars, through the mid-range cars of Archer, Mizutani, etc., to the much weaker Mahir Motos and Makigai models. There are also two companies that specialize in motorcycles (Yaiba and Brennan). You can see their signs below.
Brand names are one thing, but the book also includes graphics of selected cars. They include the high-class Herrera model with its interior, which you can compare with the more budget solutions from the Archer and Thorton offer.
Night City heroes
So we know what to expect from the world of Cyberpunk 2077, but what does the book about the inhabitants of Night City tell us? Quite a lot, but for now we have to limit ourselves to the few graphics provided by Kalenko. The pictures show, for example, Aldecaldos, representatives of nomadic Nomads, and members of two gangs: Wraiths and Tiger Claws. Paradoxically, more disturbing is perhaps the poster showing the “typical” family in Night City – at least according to the gun manufacturers.
Aside from these de facto nameless residents, The World of Cyberpunk 2077 also features artwork featuring important Night City characters. There was even a painting of Richard Night, the tragically deceased founder of the city. However, players may be more interested in the two heroines that we will definitely meet in Cyberpunk 2077. The first is Judy Alvarez, the leader of the Mox gang and the braindance specialist we could see in the last one gameplay show and trailer. The second is Rogue, the owner of the Afterlife bar, but also one of the best fixers (dealing, in short, smuggling and selling information) in Night City.
Waiting for Cyberpunk 2077
This is not the end. Kalenko also posted a lot of other graphics depicting locations, advertising posters, weapons, mechanized army, etc. Hopefully, The World of Cyberpunk 2077 will soon reach more people who will share more material from the book. After all, you have to somehow pass the time remaining until the premiere of the game. Cyberpunk 2077 will debut on November 19 on personal computers, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The creators also confirmed the release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as soon as these platforms are available on the market.
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