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Edgerunners has made me play Cyberpunk 2077 and these are the 9 anime-game references that I have found

The arrival of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has caused many players who had yet to play the video game to throw themselves without thinking about it into the arms of Cyberpunk 2077. After having fallen into the clutches of CD Projekt and Night City, these are the X things that I have found from the anime in the game.

Breaking prejudices, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has conquered an audience that was reluctant to anything that had the term “Cyberpunk” in its name, and rightly so. To this day, the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 continues to be discussed as an unprecedented event in the history of video games and not for the better. However, almost two years later, the Netflix anime seems to have conquered everyone who has met David Martínez and the game has received a new push reaching 20 million copies sold. I have no doubt that that was the main objective with this release: to show a quality product capable of making the player interested in Night City. Many of us were waiting for the right moment. “I will play when the game is in better condition” was the most common phrase. When was that time? It seems that from CD Projekt Red they were clear that now.

I have no problem admitting that I have fallen prey to anime and that after watching the last chapter, the feeling of wanting to know more was so great that I automatically went to the game to see if it filled the feeling of emptiness. I needed to see moreknowing what had happened to some characters, knowing information no matter how small…
I would be lying if I said that, in part, I have not been looking everywhere for any allusion to the series. Luckily, I have found several and, for this reason, today I want to share them with you if, like me, you need to know any additional detail, no matter how small… So, these are 9 connections that I have found between Cyberpunk 2077 and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.


Connections between Cyberpunk 2077 and Edgerunners


Night City is a dangerous place where underworld people aspire to become legends. David and his gang are no exception and throughout our adventure in Cyberpunk 2077 we will be able to find traces of your activity. These are some of the references that I have been able to find, while playing. It should be said that most are purely referential, since the game was prior to the anime’s broadcast and, at least for now, there is no elaborate content that unites both works in a solid way. Of course, in the form of small details we are going to find some very interesting curiosities.


Tom’s Dinner

Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners has made me play Cyberpunk 2077 and these are the 9 anime-game references that I have found

One of the best-known restaurant franchises in Night City is the scene of important scenes in the game, but it is also present in the anime. David’s band likes to eat properly and we are shown that way, but we get it. Who wouldn’t go to that restaurant if it existed in real life?


the afterlife

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The most famous bar in Night City is a meeting place for all kinds of mercenaries and people looking to escape to have a good time. V will go to the place multiple times to do some other “scam” and in the case of David’s band, it was common to see them around those parts having a good time and drinking until they burst.


Other interesting places

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We know that both stories take place in Night City and many of the environments we see in the anime can be found in the game or the other way around. The most striking case is Afterlife or Tom’s Dinner in which we see the band at certain times in the series and V frequently. However, if we want something more concrete, there are people who have also managed to reach the lucy’s apartment in Westbrook, in the Minnie Day Building. It’s all about searching hard, but you can even visit these landmark locations and see some of the series’ most iconic landscapes in-game.


could not miss Rogue

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Rogue Amendiares is the owner of the Afterlife bar, yes, but also one of the most recognizable characters in the game, having also appeared in the series. However, she is also one of the best Fixers and a revolutionary in the making, alongside the company of Johnny Silverhand. Although her appearance in the series is fleeting, we can see her in her famous yellow outfit cleaning glasses.


Other emblematic characters

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From the information that the game gives us, the entire history of Edgerunners takes place a year before of the events of the game. Therefore, it is not uncommon for some characters that we already knew or have seen within the history of V to be the same. Some of them would be Wakako or Delamain. In the same way, we can also find a small nod to David’s gang through the character of Falco with whom V crosses messages during the mission that allows us to find David’s jacket. Although he is never seen, we can get an idea of ​​his current situation.


Every hero has a cocktail

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It is known that every great legend has a cocktail in Night City and David Martínez should not be for less. In fact, even V has conversations about what his would be like. Curiously, this detail has gone unnoticed until a user noticed its existence and reported it. I myself went to Afterlife to check it out and, indeed, the cocktail exists being a mixture of vodka with ice and NiCola. The effects it causes when we drink it are speed reduction by 10% and weapon accuracy reduction by 50%. It is clearly not for the faint of heart and the fact that it slows down is hilarious. If you are curious, luckily it is available from almost the beginning of the adventure. We find it alongside other great drinks like John Silverhand’s. Do you think you would like it?


most hated villain

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This character deserves a section for him only because of what it means for both stories. If we already hated him in the game, in the anime I won’t even tell you. Indeed, one of the main villains in both works is neither more nor less than adam smasher, the chrome and cybernetic man who torments V during different moments in the story. Surely it is one of the most obvious connections being able to experience the feelings of the anime regarding him with what happens throughout the game. In addition, this being acquires additional importance when we have finished seeing the last chapter, becoming even more terrifying when we play Cyberpunk 2077 later.


Rebecca’s shotgun

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In Cyberpunk 2077, we will find some of the weapons that we saw in the series like Lucy’s whip. However, the most notable Rebecca’s shotgun, which we can also get with a simple mission. All we have to do is go to the foot of the Arasaka Tower and near the hologram of the flying fish look for it. In this way, we will already have the famous green and pink weapon.


David’s jacket

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And finally, with the release of the anime, an update was also added to the game with a mission to get David Martinez’s jacket, which belonged to his mother, Gloria. The famous yellow garment that we already know perfectly well is not given to us directly as part of the wardrobe. However, the chain of missions to get it is quite simple and if we complete it, we can go through Night City with the same style as the protagonist of the series. Of course, make sure you have the latest version installed to be able to activate this sequence.

xxxxThere are some details more that I left out like ice hacking, references to the Arasaka Academy, the Fixers or everything that has to do with the functioning of the city itself. In the end we talk about two stories that take place temporarily very close and in the same place. However, I leave you the task of enjoying finding new references that may have gone unnoticed, since we know that Night City is a complex place full of nooks and crannies. Not in vain, David Martínez is configured as one of the great legends and something like that cannot be forgotten by the inhabitants of the city of neon so easily. Haven’t you decided to watch his anime yet? We encourage you to read our review of Netflix’s Cyberpunk Edgerunners.



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