As folks may know by know, Polish developer CD Projekt RED's upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is set for an April 16, 2020 release, featuring the breathtaking Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand. Now, it looks like the the game will get a physical card game companion, also releasing in 2020.
Based on the Cyberpunk 2020 role-playing system created by Mike Pondsmith, Cyberpunk 2077 was announced back in 2012 and teased in a CGI trailer in 2013, when CD Projekt RED was still working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. After that, the company was silent until last year, when it showed both an in-engine trailer at E3, giving out a few more details about the world, as well as unveiling a 48 minute slice of gameplay following gamescom. History will repeat itself this year with a look at the updated game, also following gamescom.
Fans of the developer's previous games know that the collectible card mini-game included in The Witcher 3, namely GWENT, was actually turned into a full-fledged CCG. That, of course, sparked questions about whether Cyberpunk 2077 will include a similar mini-game, though it seems that the developer is taking the physical route this time.
Collaborating with miniatures and board game publisher CMON - responsible for publishing the Bloodborne card and board games, among others - CD Projekt RED is set to release Cyberpunk 2077 - Afterlife: The Card Game next year. The title has been designed by Eric M. Lang and Andrea Chiarvesio, and will see players become Fixers, Cyberpunk's equivalent of deal brokers, essentially. The description reads:
In Cyberpunk 2077 – Afterlife: The Card Game, players become Fixers. Fixers are the databrokers and masterminds in Night City who 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.
Completing a successful mission will raise your Street Cred as a player - a form of experience in the game -, while surviving a mission will earn you the title of Veteran.
Neither the price nor the specific date of availability are current known.