The cast of Cyberpunk 2077 characters grows every time we get a new look at the game. With its E3 2019 (opens in new tab) demo in the neon-flecked rear-view mirror, developer CD Projekt Red is using the game's official Twitter account to share more details about some of the folks it introduced (or re-introduced) at the show.
First are some familiar faces from the Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab) E3 2019 trailer. Back at E3 2018, it looked like Dex was going to take V into the big leagues of mercenary work in Night City. But Dex doesn't take kindly to employees who make too much noise on the job, since he was awfully quick to turn on V during the CGI trailer. It was especially cold after V's pal Jackie died for the cause.
Dex is one of the best fixers in town. Hardly anything goes in Night City that he doesn't know about. He’s got killer intuition and the experience to match – word on the street is anyone who manages their first job for Dex is sure to go far. #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/mltpTSFi4aJune 18, 2019
Bug is another specialist on Dex's payroll, but unlike V, she does her work in cyberspace. Bug is one of the best netrunners in Night City, and she's so good that she can even hack into V's cyberware on the fly to disable his creepy reaper arm blade. She isn't good enough to stop V from shooting her with his organic hand, but I'm hoping this is just one potential outcome since she seems like a pretty cool character.
As for netrunners, it’s hard to find someone more pro than Bug. Her consistency and persistence have brought her respect and trust in the field. As the mercs say: if Bug can’t do it, who can? #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/QclPJGdrZnJune 19, 2019
Here we meet Maman Brigitte, the boss of the Voodoo Boys gang. In the E3 demo we saw she helps guide V deep into cyberspace (that's that weird ice bath scene you may have noticed in the brief gameplay trailer) so he can find some answers about a strange chip in his head. This kind of deep cyberspace trip goes beyond the typical netrunning - it's almost like a spiritual experience.
Maman Brigitte is the leader of the Voodoo Boys gang. She is mysterious and unnerving, threatening even. She pursues her aims with a dogged, merciless ambition – it’s much better to have her as a friend than a foe. #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/iMP6LQNYACJune 25, 2019
Then we meet Maman Brigitte's number one. Not only is Placide a fierce lieutenant with cool cyberware and little regard for V's life, he's also an actual butcher. People still need their animal corpses cut into bits in the future, right?
Placide is the Voodoo Boys second-in-command. He radiates the aura of danger and threat – inspiring fear and respect in people around him. He’s a man of few words, and his smile is terrifying to behold. Or so people say. Luckily he smiles exceedingly rarely. #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/cxmYrxnitzJune 21, 2019
Speaking of animals, meet Sasquatch, boss of the bio-modified Animals gang. If this brawny character design (complete with a huge sledgehammer) has you immediately thinking "boss fight", you aren't wrong. Maybe there will be some other way to approach the situation, but I'm sure Sasquatch doesn't lug that hammer around just for its aesthetic appeal.
Sasquatch is the leader of the Animals – a gang from west Pacifica known for their brutality and fascination with everything corporeal. But don’t let their looks fool you. Clever, professional and efficient, they are no ordinary thugs. #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/EVkoiQo9wQJune 24, 2019
Pour yourself a nice ice bath and settle into our look at life in Cyberpunk 2077, from romance to silly side quests (opens in new tab). Then catch our latest Release Radar video for a look at all things games and entertainment this week.