CD PROJEKT RED has released a new Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty live-action trailer featuring Idris Elba, who portrays major character secret agent Solomon Reed in the upcoming expansion. In addition to the live-action trailer, we’ve also included the launch trailer below.
In the live-action trailer, Idris Elba tells the audience how to survive Night City — a megalopolis where you are stacked against dangerous criminals, corrupted politicians, and powerful arms dealers. The trailer consists of live-action footage and gameplay clips highlighting the high-octane gameplay of Phantom Liberty.
The live-action trailer, titled “All In,” was directed by Mike Diva, who previously worked with CD PROJEKT RED on the Run the Jewels “No Save Point” music video promoting Cyberpunk 2077. He has also directed clips for artists such as Doja Cat and Lil Nas X and a series of sketches for Saturday Night Live, including the viral “HBO Mario Kart Trailer.”
The trailer also features a song performed by Idris Elba himself, which can also be found on Darkstar Radio — a new radio station added to Cyberpunk 2077 as part of the game’s free Update 2.0.
The launch trailer dives deep into Phantom Liberty‘s world and story, exploring the themes of loyalty, trust, freedom, and responsibility for one’s actions. Players can see characters from the expansion in action and discover some of the dangers awaiting them in Dogtown before Phantom Liberty launches.
Phantom Liberty, Cyberpunk 2077‘s spy-thriller expansion, is coming to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, and GeForce Now on September 26th, 2023. Players take on the role of V, a cyber-enhanced mercenary for hire who is pulled into the world of spies and political intrigue, joined by sleeper agent Solomon Reed, who is played by Idris Elba.
Free Update 2.0 for Cyberpunk 2077 brings players a host of major gameplay overhauls and new features, including redesigned skill trees and perks, revamped cyberware, vehicle combat, car chases, a new police system, and more.
Update 2.0 is the biggest free update to Cyberpunk 2077 yet, bringing a variety of major new and reworked features to the game that impact almost every aspect of the gameplay experience. The update is available right now for all players who own Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Among the most significant gameplay overhauls featured in Update 2.0 are skill trees and perks, which have been completely reworked. Many entirely new skills are now available in the game, adding exciting abilities that open up new ways to play. The new trees have been designed to bring even more freedom to players, allowing them to easily and intuitively build unique and effective playstyles.
Another vital addition to the game is the revamped cyberware system — with cyberware now responsible for armor. However, that’s not all —-a system of cyberware limit tied to the character’s level has also been introduced in Update 2.0. Thanks to those changes, each visit to the ripperdoc now requires a more strategic approach, which brings even more variety to the gameplay.
A brand new addition to the game is vehicle combat — enabling the use of weapons and quickhacks while controlling a vehicle. Players can now fire guns freely while driving, use katanas on motorcycles, take remote control of enemy cars and detonate them, and participate in dynamic chases all over Night City.
Going hand in hand with vehicle combat is a new police system, which now features improved AI and operates under a new threat escalation system. NCPD forces now react appropriately to the player’s behavior on the streets and, depending on the heat level, will show more determination and use new means of fighting the threat, such as barricades. At the highest heat level, a real challenge awaits players — MaxTac. Each clash with this elite NCPD unit is a dynamic and highly demanding boss battle.
Update 2.0 also brings three new radio stations to the base game: Growl FM, whose playlist was created entirely by the Cyberpunk 2077 community, Impulse Radio, featuring a DJ set by Idris Elba, and Darkstar Radio which features two of Elba’s songs.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open-world RPG set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification. The game tells the multilayered, mature story of cyber-enhanced mercenary V.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.