Cyberpunk 2077 trailer shows psycho girl gone wild

CD Projekt Red already had us intrigued with the thought of a Cyberpunk 2020-style game teleported some 57 years into the future. But its first for Cyberpunk 2077 showing a bloodied blonde with alien-like augments kneeling in the middle of a mass of bodies just raised this game quite high on my want-to-play list. Oh, and bullets shatter on her face.

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Update: Includes comments from the developer found in hidden message at the end of the trailer.

CD Projekt Red already had us intrigued with the thought of a Cyberpunk 2020-style game teleported some 57 years into the future. But its first teaser for Cyberpunk 2077 showing a bloodied blonde with alien-like augments kneeling in the middle of a mass of bodies just raised this game quite high on my want-to-play list. Oh, and bullets shatter on her face.

The trailer highlights the premise of the game where humans become addicted to cybernetics and eventually rebel against their biological "meatbag" existence. When these humans go nuts, as the blonde apparently has, the Psycho Squad is called in to bring them down. There is a hint that the woman may be recruited as a new member of the team. The song, "Bullets" by Archive, is a perfect fit for the video.

A bit more was revealed about the setting for the game as well, detailing Night City and a new addiction called the braindance, where people relive the actions and emotions of other people through what is essential a DVR augmentation for the brain. All the exhilaration without the effort.

In a message hidden near the end of the video, CD Projekt acknowledges that this is just a teaser and that they are working on a "proper trailer" for sometime in the future. The release of the open-world game is still way off, as the developer said it is still building its team for the game.

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    January 10, 2013 2:10 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Cyberpunk 2077 trailer shows psycho girl gone wild.

    CD Projekt Red already had us intrigued with the thought of a Cyberpunk 2020-style game teleported some 57 years into the future. But its first for Cyberpunk 2077 showing a bloodied blonde with alien-like augments kneeling in the middle of a mass of bodies just raised this game quite high on my want-to-play list. Oh, and bullets shatter on her face.

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      January 10, 2013 2:15 PM

      Looks sweet. I really like CD Projekt RED I hope this is as good or better than the witcher.

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        January 10, 2013 2:29 PM

        I like the Cyberpunk universe. Now imagine The Witcher 2 crossed with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Ooooo, tingly.

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          January 10, 2013 2:30 PM

          I haven't played a sci-fi game in a long time I'm looking forward to this.

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      January 10, 2013 2:32 PM

      I want this game.

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      January 10, 2013 2:35 PM

      If anyone is wondering the (ill suited, in my opinion) backing song is "Bullets by Archive" according to soundhound.

      Trailer doesn't make me want to play is as much as the original concept/hearing CD Projekt Red was making it did... Hoping gameplay is better/different.

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        January 10, 2013 2:54 PM

        Odd. I thought it was a good fit.

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          January 10, 2013 2:56 PM

          I think cyberpunk will have a lot of 80's throwbacks and cheese that will clash with modern cultural sensibilities. Once people learn to embrace the kitsch alongside the high tech, they will learn to love the artistic choices made.

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            January 10, 2013 3:20 PM

            It definitely has a Blade Runner feel to me.

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              January 10, 2013 3:30 PM

              Yeah, it seems like a more focused mix of BR and GITS than the version of cyberpunk offered by DX:HR.

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            January 10, 2013 4:54 PM

            Yeah I love how 80s it already looks.

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            January 10, 2013 8:12 PM

            Yeah it's not like 80s stuff is in lately at all.

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          January 10, 2013 3:10 PM

          Too literal for my tastes, I guess. Lol.

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        January 11, 2013 1:32 AM

        I thought it fit perfectly actually.

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        January 11, 2013 1:42 AM

        i didnt like it

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      January 10, 2013 2:41 PM

      Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttttttts.

      Anyway, will wait to see the actual game rather then "bikini girl" motion pin ups

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      January 10, 2013 2:55 PM

      I remember when in the 90'ties CD Projekt was one of the first company to import legal games to Poland. 20 years later and look - their spin-off game studio becomes one of the most prominent RPG studios in the world.
      Made me proud of being from Poland, and jealous that I am not working for them :D

      Yet :)

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        January 10, 2013 3:13 PM

        I was not aware of CD Projekts history, +INF!

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        January 11, 2013 12:00 AM

        The company's name now makes sense.

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        January 11, 2013 12:30 AM

        Oh, I always wondered about the name. Makes sense now.

        ...also, they say they're looking for people to work on 2077, so go for it ;)

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        January 11, 2013 1:26 AM

        They're an awesome company...and one of a very few that actually seems to value their customers.

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          January 11, 2013 1:32 AM

          Let's hope it lasts a good long time, and don't sell their soul like some other famous RPG studio....

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          January 11, 2013 5:57 AM

          I dunno, their whole response to the Witcher 2 SE actually reducing the FOV even more was "so?"

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            January 12, 2013 5:02 AM

            Uh... So?

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              January 12, 2013 6:43 AM

              They made the game unplayable for some people and no fucks were given by them.

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      January 10, 2013 3:13 PM

      I like the developer's past work and the last great scifi style game that seems similar to this was Deus Ex HR. Consider me on board but I assume the "when its ready" tag means not a chance in hell we get this in 2013. So, late 2014 or perhaps even 2015?

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      January 10, 2013 3:48 PM

      Great Teaser, high hopes! Cant Wait! brb...*coma*

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      January 10, 2013 4:38 PM

      Oh hope this is just a working title and not the name of the actual game.

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        January 10, 2013 4:55 PM

        Cyberpunk 2077 is a perfect title and the correct one.

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        January 10, 2013 9:54 PM

        Better than "Star Wars 1313", IMO.

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          January 12, 2013 5:03 AM

          Does Disney know about this?

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      January 10, 2013 5:04 PM

      Link to non-shacknews-crap-video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99qJGrPNLs

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      January 10, 2013 5:29 PM

      This is it...this is what gaming is about!
      Perfect setting, atmosphere, everything is exactly the type of game I want to play!

      And finally an atypical RPG. Sick of most RPG's having a fantasy setting with monsters and crap. However, I do hope it's very different from Witcher 1/2. The Witcher 2 is a great game but I couldn't keep playing it. It just was to difficult, and not the fun and challenging type of difficult either. It was too damn frustrating and rather unpolished.

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        January 10, 2013 11:58 PM

        It's a CGI trailer, you literally know nothing about the game except where it takes place?

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      January 10, 2013 5:31 PM

      Hidden message from trailer - http://i.imgur.com/b6iun.jpg
      Seems like estimated release date is 2015 :(

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      January 10, 2013 5:33 PM

      AWESOME! Very nice that was HOT

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      January 10, 2013 5:39 PM

      I want to live inside this game.

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      January 10, 2013 7:36 PM

      Forgot a ly in essentially :(

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      January 10, 2013 10:42 PM

      Interesting setting but the trailer is kind of absurd. Why does the alien thing just sit there while they shoot at it? Why are they shooting at it if it's just sitting there? Why do they keep shooting even though the other guy is going to shoot the alien point-blank execution style? Why is the alien dressed like a whore?

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        January 10, 2013 10:48 PM

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          January 14, 2013 10:54 AM

          Thought the trailer was in slow motion. One of those 'frozen in time' bits.

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        January 10, 2013 10:49 PM

        The real question is why do you think she's an alien?

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          January 10, 2013 11:11 PM

          I don't know, I guess I find the behaviors of the humans so strange that I assume that whatever that thing is, it's completely alien to them.

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            January 10, 2013 11:17 PM

            Then allow me to help by answering your questions

            Because she obviously can't be hurt by bullets
            Because she obviously just killed a shitload of people
            Because he wasn't there until the end of the video
            Because it's visually striking

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              January 11, 2013 8:40 AM

              If it can't be hurt by bullets then why do they keep shooting at it? Presumably this isn't the first bulletproof robot they have ever encountered.. Unless it is because it's an alien robot!

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                January 11, 2013 11:03 AM

                Because that's all they had? Would you just give up a fight if your weapons weren't immediately effective?

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                  January 11, 2013 11:44 AM

                  I think the better question is would you risk provoking a fight against something that your weapons would not be effective against? that appears be to what they were doing with the robot alien thing that was just chilling there on the ground.

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                    January 11, 2013 12:43 PM

                    You're assuming they knew in advance their weapons would be ineffective. Also they look like police or military, I'm guessing they don't have a choice but must offer resistance.

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                January 11, 2013 3:17 PM

                That seems to be the first time they shoot at her, since we see no previous impact marks. It could also be a diversion, allowing the MAX-TAC officer to close in from behind.

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        January 11, 2013 12:32 AM

        She's a member of the 'psycho squad', augmented humans who take care of augmented humans who lose control of their augmentations. The entire video is a dream sequence / flash forward of her losing control of her self, and her team members coming after her.

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          January 11, 2013 1:20 AM

          No, she still has the face scar from the first sequence when she's shown as a member of the psycho squad. I think she gets recruited after that massacre shown first. As going psycho often isn't your own fault in the CyberPunk setting, it isn't inconceivable that she gets treatment and a choice between prosecution or a stint in the cyber squad.

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        January 11, 2013 12:33 AM

        She is a cyberpsycho, a cyborg gone mad from having too many implants. That means she has a shitload of cybernetics, like subdermal armor, hidden weapons, enhanced reflexes, cybernetics limbs etc, and probably killed a fuckton of people before the psycho squad got there. Know your cyberpunk!

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        January 11, 2013 12:51 AM

        Ever stopped to consider that maybe time is slowed down to a fraction of a second? People don't tend to move faster than bullets, even souped up cyber-women.

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          January 11, 2013 8:39 AM

          This doesn't explain how the one dude had time to walk up behind her and was getting ready to pop her execution style while the other police were still shooting and while the robot still hadn't responded in any way.

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        January 11, 2013 2:23 AM

        It's almost like they intended it to be somewhat mysterious... :P

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        January 11, 2013 2:42 AM

        Thats why its called a teaser, it's meant to provoke questions, not answer them.

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      January 10, 2013 10:52 PM

      I came.

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      January 10, 2013 11:56 PM

      I'm more impressed that domain was still available?!

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      January 11, 2013 12:00 AM

      wait... i wouldnt call that girl a blonde... that's clearly brown hair to me. am i crayz?

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      January 11, 2013 1:21 AM

      I really like the tone of this teaser!

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      January 11, 2013 1:44 AM

      cool but didnt show us anything - and she was undercover or something? thats how she survived?

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        January 11, 2013 2:22 AM

        She probably gets captured, brainwashed or coerced into MAX-TAC (Maximum force tactical division), which is a police force exclusively dealing with rampaging cyborgs. They ofte recruit from the very borgs they are sent out to stop.

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      January 11, 2013 2:03 AM

      I'm not impressed with that trailer but I love me some cyberpunk and witcher action so I will forget I heard saw it. Witcher 2 cinematics so so tasty setting a high bar indeed.

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        January 11, 2013 2:12 AM

        The CG intro for The Witcher 1 might be my favourite piece of videogame CG ever.
        Perfectly sets up the character and tells some backstory without exposition

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      January 11, 2013 2:36 AM

      Uh, I believe you'll find that's a woman, not a "girl gone wild."

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      January 11, 2013 3:47 AM

      It's 2013 and we need more cybersubcultures. There can't be just cyberpunks. What about cyberaccountants? Level up with some sweet pivot table augments.

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      January 11, 2013 4:22 AM

      Can't wait.

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      January 11, 2013 7:21 AM

      Cups = filled.

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      January 11, 2013 11:20 AM

      February 5 = Witcher 3 reaveal I'm guessing by the hidden image