“The Styles of Night City” is a new trailer from CD Projekt Red showcasing Cyberpunk 2077‘s styles of the Night City. The “brief, authoritative history” goes over the historical and cultural contexts for each major style, calling them “deeply linked with the history of the world” and “a very important aspect of life in the city”. From the cars to the clothes, to the guns, to the implants, “they are your warpaint” and chuck us deeper and deeper into the lore of the widely anticipated game, coming November 2020.
We’re here to give you an overview of each, which was showcased in the trailer so we can all twiddle our thumbs in excitement and ponder getting a green Mohican together. Just kidding… unless…
“Kitsch” – Style Over Substance
“The look of a long lost golden age on people entirely unwilling to forget it”. Function comes second in this colourful, metal style. Think neon hair, neon clothes, and lots of neon shades. The younger generations are portrayed rocking this look, lighting up the dark corners of the underground clubs and proudly taking selfies on the sidewalk. Detailed with chrome, lining implants to make your fake arms look even faker (and even more gaudy), this look is not meant for the more serious players with their focus on function.
The sponsor’s message, “It matters not if you are dead, as long as you’re doing it in style”, appears to be talking about this style.
“Entropism” – Necessity Over Style
Cyberpunk 2077‘s styles don’t all have to be fashionable, you know. Taken from the Greek word for ‘transformation’, this style has no use for your flashing cameras and public image – it’s just there to get the job done. The trailer reveals that this style was born from necessity after the fourth corporate war (2020-2023) left people with nothing. This meant that fashion had to take the back-seat and remnants of objects and clothes formed the foundations for this ‘style’. Mostly shown in the sticks, followers of this fashion have no choice – this one is found in the working-class population who get by with what they’ve got, and boy, has it mustered some resentment.
See someone wearing this style and you’ve likely found someone who doesn’t see the Night City as the shining utopia it’s painted out to be.
“Neomilitarism” – Substance Over Style
If looks could kill, this would be the one doing it. Quite the opposite of Entropism, the wearers of this style have got a job to do, and they’ve got the money to do it. There’s nothing flash in this monochrome military-inspired mash-up worn by the higher classes, no spell to bind you with – what you see is what you get, and what you get is likely deadly. Fancy yourself a Corporate, with the charisma of a politician and the moral compass of… well… a politician? This might be the look for you. Just don’t turn your back on anyone for too long…
“Neokitsch” – Style and Substance
Find yourself climbing high enough up the ladder, and you might start dressing like these folks. Worn by “celebrities, brain-dance stars, business magnates, heirs to corporate fortunes, and corporate executives”, Neokitsch has got the neon flash from Kitsch with the subdued substance of Neomilitarism, mixing it all up in a style to die for. Full bodies made of metal so flashy they can literally start a fire, with colourful accents costing millions in currency, if you want to boast your wealth through the way you dress, Neokitsch is the way to do it.
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Cyberpunk 2077‘s styles are vast and exciting, but we want to know which is your favourite? See yourself taking on the Night City in a sleek, black suit? Prefer kitschy style over function? Let us know down below!