E3 2019 will always be remembered in the history books for one thing and one thing only: Keanu Reeves.
The iconic actor took to the stage in a surprise reveal after the announcement that he’ll be a character in the upcoming CD Projekt Red game, Cyberpunk 2077.
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Clearly a bit bedazzled by the thousands of cheering fans, Reeves gave us a bit of a Cyberpunk spiel before announcing the game will be releasing April 16, 2020 (there’s a Bill and Ted stoner joke there somewhere…).
However, it wasn’t just Mr. John Wick himself who was a little shocked and amazed after taking the stage – the whole internet has absolutely blown up with the news that one of the most anticipated games of all time just got a release date from Keanu Reeves.
“me: i could take or leave cyberpunk 2077
“cyberpunk 2077: keanu reeves
“me: god i can’t wait for cyberpunk 2077 wow really excited for cyberpunk 2077 very hyped for cyberpunk 2077 really looking forward to that,” tweeted one now-fan.
Another jokingly criticised: “Putting Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077 is a bad move. The whole point of video games is the fantasy that I’m a badass, and how am I suppose to believe that when I have to share a game with Keanu Reeves? Totally breaking the immersion.”
“Cyberpunk 2077 would be the Best Game of 2019 bc of Keanu Reeves, and it’s not even 2020 yet,” tweeted another.
Reeves will play a character named Johnny Silverhand. In addition to his appearance and voice, Reeves is also providing full-body motion capture for the character.
The game’s description reads: “In the most dangerous megacity of the future, the real you is not enough. Become V, a cyber-enhanced mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant — the key to immortality. Customize your cyberware and skillset, and explore a vast city of the future obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. The choices you make will determine the story and shape the world around you.”
Check out Keanu in the latest trailer below!
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, April 16, 2020.
Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt Red