Keanu Reeves stopped by the Cyberpunk 2077 sales space at Tokyo Games Show 2019 yesterday and posed driving the sport’s customized Yaiba Kusanagi motorbike. Earlier this 12 months at E3 Keanu Reeves and CD Projekt Red stunned just about everybody after they launched a trailer starring theBill & Tedand The Matrixactor as a non-playable character within the upcoming first-person RPGCyberpunk 2077, and his subsequent look on stage has gone on to encourage 1,000,000 memes that includes the phrase “You’re breathtaking!”
While Keanu Reeves is presently experiencing a resurgence in reputation due to the action-orientedJohn Wick franchise, his look inCyberpunk 2077 is the actor’s first online game function for the reason that PS2-eraMatrixprolonged universe titlesEnter the MatrixandPath of Neo, the newest of which debuted over 13 years in the past. In the movie world, Reeves can also be presently starring in an upcomingMatrix sequel and the eagerly anticipated newBill & Ted film, which has simply completed filming.
As revealed by the officialCyberpunk 2077 Twitter account, Keanu Reeves stopped by the Tokyo Games Show yesterday and signed his identify on the sport’s sales space wall after taking a fake spin on the glossy Yaiba Kusanagi. A fictional bike from a fictional in-game firm, the phrase “Yaiba” means “blade” in Japanese and “Kusanagi,” whereas additionally the identify of a legendary sword, might very properly be a reference to the protagonist within theGhost within the Shell manga sequence, whose identify was Motoko Kusanagi. Previous Cyberpunk 2077footage has additionally proven the participant driving their very personal Kusanagi bike in-game.
At the TGS sales space, Reeves signed his personal identify and likewise that of Johnny Silverhand, the identify of the character he’s portraying in Cyberpunk 2077. Johnny Silverhand’s origins date again to the uniqueCyberpunk 2020tabletop recreation from which CD Projekt Red took inspiration, through which Keanu’s character is assessed as a Rockerboy, a class thatPolygonreviews is considerably akin to a Bard from Dungeons & Dragons. According to the unique textual content, Rockerboys like Reeves’ robot-armed Johnny are the “road poets, social consciousness, and rebels of the 2000’s.”
Having already made the journey out to Japan, it is uncertain Keanu Reeves simply confirmed up so as to say hi there to everybody and signal his identify on a wall after sitting on a fictional motorbike. It’s already a identified undeniable fact that Keanu Reeves visited Kojima Productions just some days in the past, and given Hideo Kojima’s fondness for each science-fiction cult films and Hollywood actors and actresses it’s extremely possible some type of dialogue about Reeves showing in Hideo Kojima’s subsequent recreation happened. Oh, to be a fly on that wall.
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