Cyberpunk 2077's Reversible Cover Features a New Protagonist Design

Cyberpunk 2077's Reversible Cover Features a New Protagonist Design

Admit it, the first thing you're doing when you get 2077 is flipping the cover around.

News about Cyberpunk 2077 has slowed down a bit since its release was delayed to September, but over the weekend CD Projekt Red gave us our first look at the new design for 2077's female default protagonist, which will also serve as the other part to the game's reversible cover art.

The old female default version of V, 2077's customizable main character, has been featured in a few gameplay videos CD Projekt Red has released in the past, and you might not immediately pick up on the differences. In her revised design, she's wearing less makeup around the eyes, her hair looks a bit lighter and is now buzzed-down on the opposite side of her head, and she's got two pairs of piercings at the top and bottom of her ear.

Given that she's striking the exact same pose as the male default V in the other cover art, I can't help but suspect someone on CD Projekt Red's art team realized they had to flip which side the female V's head is shaved on in order to have it actually be noticeable on the box.

Whether you're just buying a standard copy or the deluxe collector's edition, the case the game comes in will be the same either way, so everyone who buys it on disc will have the chance to flip the cover around if they so choose.

Cyberpunk 2077 will offer a lot more character customization than just picking between the two default protagonists, and it has also decoupled the male and female-sounding voice options from the body type you choose.

CD Projekt Red will release Cyberpunk 2077 on September 17, 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It will also be available on Nvidia's GeForce Now at launch, and is confirmed for a Google Stadia release. For more on Cyberpunk 2077, check out our guide to everything we've learned about the game so far.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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