If the release of upcoming dystopian RPG Cyberpunk 2077 next year wasn’t exciting enough, you’ll now have another way to get stuck into the world of Night City. Developer CD Projekt Red has just announced that it’s releasing a standalone Cyberpunk 2077 card game next year.
On its website (via VG24/7), the studio announces the card game – called “Afterlife” – which it’s produced together with the board game publisher CMON, which previously made a God of War card game. According to the game’s description, it “thrusts players into the dark alleyways of Night City, where ruthless gangs clash with corporations in an endless war for money, power, and control.”
“In the game, you become Fixers — databrokers and masterminds of Night City. Your job is to recruit cyberpunks, equip them with gear, and send them out on missions.” For every mission you succeed in, you earn Street Cred. Those who can keep on surviving will become “Veterans” who pass on their accrued wisdom and experience to newer recruits. And it sounds like this is key: “in this chrome-infused world, Street Cred is the only currency that matters.”
Making sure you strike a balance between what you want, need, and can afford is also important – “using an innovative drafting mechanic and special dashboard, you must decide which cards you want to buy, and which to sacrifice for funds in order to purchase new ones.”
The Cyberpunk 2077 Afterlife card game is due to release sometime in 2020, but the studio doesn’t provide a fixed date just yet. Perhaps we’ll see it around the same time as the videogame’s launch, which is on April 16, 2020.