Check out the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners opening title sequence ahead of its September release

The upcoming anime spin-off of CD Projekt RED's open-world, action-adventure RPG will premiere on Netflix two months from now.


Let it not be said that the Cyberpunk 2077 hype train has died.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners should help generate interest in Cyberpunk 2077 again, nearly two years after it hit store shelves.

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The CD Projekt RED title was projected to be the studio's next big thing after The Witcher. Unfortunately, a botched launch delayed all the studio's plans for it, presumably including its DLCs and tie-in anime. But, now that CDPR has patched Cyberpunk 2077 into a mostly playable state with the DLC coming soon, it's the perfect time for the tie-in anime to drop on Netflix.

Netflix first confirmed Cyberpunk: Edgerunners two years ago in the leadup to the game's launch, offering audiences their first look at the show last month during its annual TUDUM event.

The first trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners appears to have impressed audiences enough to give it a chance.

After working on Promare and Little Witch Academia, Studio Trigger will handle Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' production. The studio recently released the opening sequence to the anime show on Saturday, July 2, at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Suffice to say, the opening is a smorgasbord of the studio's trademark visuals albeit heavy on yellow - Cyberpunk 2077's signature color. It definitely appears that Netflix wants Edgerunners to set the tone right from the start and the opening will do a great job at making sure that audiences will not skip it. The combination of the soundtrack and the visuals alone makes Edgerunners well worth watching.

Of course, the opening sequence is just a small part of the show - Edgerunners will have to deliver amidst plenty of uncertainty and doubt.

Cyberpunk 2077's failures are still fresh on everybody's minds so Edgerunners will have an uphill climb if it wants to prove critics wrong. The good news is that it's coming strong out of the gates. Also, gamers noticed that the anime's protagonist, David Martinez, is mentioned in Cyberpunk 2077. The David Martinez is a drink that players can purchase in the Afterlife bar in Night City. According to in-game lore, Afterlife names its drinks after the city's legendary figures.

If the anime will tell the story of David Martinez, who becomes a cyberpunk to survive the lawless streets of Night City, then audiences are in for quite the wild ride.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will premiere exclusively on Netflix in September.

Speaking of Cyberpunk 2077, a whistleblower claims that CDPR is not totally to blame for the game's disappointing release. The individual alleges that the QA company responsible for testing Cyberpunk 2077 deliberately lied to the studio, which bogged down the debug process and resulted in the game's lackluster build at launch.

Ray Ampoloquio
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