After the events that saw Keanu Reeves come up on stage and literally blow everyone’s mind at the Xbox E3 Conference people still have to come down from the high, but we’ve learned some new things about Cyberpunk 2077 including the story behind his character and what his role is to be in the game.
It is now known that in the lore of Cyberpunk, Keanu Reeves plays the character of Johnny Silverhand. He is the lead singer of the band called Samurai and you can check out character V sporting the jacket for this band, more than that we can assure that Johnny Silverhand is one pivotal character in the game and will be ever present in the game. According to the lore Johnny Silverhand died in year 2020 but because of a microchip in our head, he will be with us in a space ghost kind of form.
Johnny Silverhand has his own agenda in the game and will try to influence his own agenda to your decision making. He isn’t necessarily a good character but we will see V’s relationship with Johnny Silverhand evolve in the game. Along with him, there are two more characters in the game which might make an appearance and that CD Projekt RED might be saving them for the release of the game.
These characters are Morgan Blackhand and Saburo Arasaka, we do not know who will be playing these characters but high-level celebrity appearance cannot be ruled out. Unlike Johnny Silverhand, Morgan Blackhand is a more no-nonsense type of a guy that can be chosen as V’s childhood hero during the character creation in Cyberpunk 2077.
He is a Solo and usually works alone, without the need for backup or any sort of help. The lore goes to describe Morgan as,
A pragmatic Solo with an anodized black-chrome cyberlimb arm. Generally considered to be a “Solo’s Solo”, with years of experience and ops under his belt.
Coming to Saburo Arasaka, he is one of the wealthiest men in the Cyberpunk lore and can be chosen as V’s childhood hero during the character creation in Cyberpunk 2077. At the age of 101, he still has dominion over his company and works tirelessly fuelled by greed and passion to ensure that Arasaka would one day rule the world.
He is a dynamic character and gives a different spin to the tale, all these characters might be changed but seeing the leaks and the confirmation of Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand we’re inclined to think that things might continue in the way forward.
It is still best to take this information with a pinch of salt, as the release is more than 10 months away and a lot can happen over the course of these months which may bring significant changes to the game.
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