Cyberpunk 2077: Grimes is set to voice in-game pop star Lizzy Wizzy, with the singer claiming the game “is going to be f***ing good”.
After being delayed due to coronavirus, the drop of the dystopian, futurist video game, Cyberpunk 2077, is set for November 19. On the bill for voice acting is The Matrix‘s own Keanu Reeves, as well as a pre-confirmed in-game appearance from Swedish hardcore punk outfit, Refused.
The latest reveal from game developers has seen a new addition to the eclectic line-up of voices, with none other than the ethereal pop princess Grimes herself playing a suicidal pop star, Lizzy Wizzy.
Over the weekend, self-described “futurist” publication Cybr Magazine dropped their latest edition, revealing the in-game artwork for the new character played by Grimes.
Lizzy Wizzy voiced by Grimes is @cybrmagazine’s new issue cover appearing in AR. The issue features exclusive Lizzy Wizzy artwork, @Grimezsz interview as well as a chat with Cyberpunk inventor Mike Pondsmith & even in-game adverts IRL.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 11, 2020
Grimes stans were losing it online over the announcement, with Twitter responding with nothing but hype:
can’t stop looking at grimes’cyberpunk 2077 serve like omg 10 out of 10 yup yup pic.twitter.com/0PoDDYZdsi
— 𝙫 𝙚 𝙣 𝙪 𝙨 (@artfloozyyedits) September 11, 2020
me explaining to my boyfriend why I just purchased a magazine for £10 not just because of grimes but because of cyberpunk 2077 pic.twitter.com/2ji9AYUSMK
— 𓏲ｍά𝔯η𝔦𝕖𓆤ஐ (@darkbloomzsz) September 11, 2020
Just found out Grimes is in Cyberpunk 2077 and have now decided to officially devote my life to being a pro gamer
— pudding brain (@puddingbrain3) September 13, 2020
if that next @CyberpunkGame trailer doesn’t use Oblivion by Grimes idk what their marketing department is doing
— Christian Gatica (@GaticaChristian) September 7, 2020
Grimes in cyberpunk2077 im going to buy the game now 😭 https://t.co/W7qC6MAQZl
— who now? (@fagnigma) September 11, 2020
Going through the archives, this is not the first we have seen or heard of Grimes on the bill for Cyberpunk 2077. Back in December 2019, Grimes tweeted a pic of early graphics for Lizzy Wizzy, sporting a mohawk in a late 21st-century LA-style setting.
— 𓏲Gℜiꪔ⃕es 𓆤ஐ (@Grimezsz) December 14, 2019
“I did my voice acting for Lizzy Wizzy, that game is going to be f***ing good,” Grimes described in a live-stream. “I play a pop star who committed suicide on stage, and they had to quickly come and perform emergency surgery and replace her whole body with cybernetics while she was dead for an hour. Then she finished the show as a cyborg.” We are getting major Black Mirror Ashley O vibes from this one…
Cyberpunk 2077 will be available to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One from November 19. Preorder here.