A couple of new promotional videos for CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty expansion have been published. One video includes a gameplay showcase of Dogtown’s Black Market, and another features an interview with actor Keanu Reaves, who played Johnny Silverhand in the base game.
First up, here’s the gameplay video:
In Dogtown’s Black Market, players will be able to find powerful cyberware and weapons that can’t be found elsewhere. You will also find illegal weapons and goods in the Black Market that are both powerful and dangerous to use. The Black Market is ruled by the Barghest Militia, headed by Kurt Hansen, who maintains some semblance of order in the area. CD Projekt RED has included easeter eggs and secrets in the Black Market, encouraging players to explore the area in all of its unique charm.
The interview with Keanu Reeves can be found below:
In the interview, Reeves talked a bit about Dogtown, the new area in Night City that players will be able to explore in Phantom Liberty:
Night City has its own kind of levels to it, and I think Dogtown is kind of going down to a darker place. It’s dystopian, it has a tension to it. And this undercurrent of kind of violence, you know, like and struggle, you know, can I swear? Shit’s gone down in Dogtown.
He also shared his thoughts on his role as Johnny Silverhand, and how he approached portraying the character.
Oh, that’s what makes it so much fun. He is outspoken. He is a little grumpy and he has a right to be. He’s been used, he’s been abused, he’s been abandoned. And I think that through that kind of hardness of his outside, there is a vulnerability to him. And I think what’s great about it is I get to play that character in so many different ways. And so the range of it is cool.
Finally, Reeves also talked a bit about Idris Elba, who plays as Solomon Reed in Phantom Liberty, with Reeves drawing comparisons between Reed and Silverhand.
I think Solomon has some things in common with Johnny in the sense of the military, the sense of being used, abused. You know, it’s in the title, right? They’re fighting for liberty. You know, Solomon’s kind of trying to reclaim his life, you know? And Johnny’s doing the same thing, You know, it’s Cyberpunk 2077, so it might start off as revenge and it might end as revenge. But I think sometimes he feels like he’s lashing out at the wind, you know? And I think Solomon has been living out in the kind of the desert of his life, right? Kind of hiding and harboring. But I think he also has that kind of soft and hard side to him as well.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty arrives this September 26 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.