Last week has been pretty heavy in terms of news regarding Cyberpunk 2077. We saw the first episode of Night City Wire which featured a new trailer, tons of gameplay footage, announcement of Cyberpunk Edgerunners Anime and much more.
Past few weeks, journalists from around the world were also given hands-on for the game. You can find ALL of their impressions compiled in one post by clicking here.
One thing that the journalists experienced but was not shown to us was gameplay with katanas in the game. That is, until now. I was able to find a German journalist who was given footage of gameplay with Katanas. You can find the short clip of the gameplay below.
First look at gameplay with katanas! pic.twitter.com/i6q5hFjW62
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Now looking at this gameplay you need to keep a few things in mind, first of all this is an early footage. We still have 5 months to go until the release of the game and until then the game will definitely see changes which can completely change this katanas gameplay. Another thing to keep in mind is that Cyberpunk 2077 features a progression system, which means that if you’re early in the game then your character is not very efficient with the weapons he uses such as guns, melee weapons, katanas etc. As you progress through the game and use a certain weapon more and more, the better your character gets at using them which in turn changes your character animations among other things to make your weapon usage more efficient.
Cyberpunk 2077 will also feature various training areas where you can quickly increase your skills with specific weapons. So, if you choose to play the first 20 hours of the game with a gun, you can quickly level up your katana skills to match your gun skills using such training areas.
I’ll update you as I find more information, follow me on twitter and see you in Night City in November!