Cyberpunk 2077: Who is Alanah Pearce playing?

Former IGN journalist Alanah Pearce has been cast in Cyberpunk 2077.

Pearce broke the news of her involvement Thursday on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of her in-game doppelgänger.

“Whoa, new Cyberpunk 2077 screenshot!” she joked in the tweet.

“Except it’s me. Literally in the game. I am extremely excited to announce that I voice a character in, and was 3D-modeled for, Cyberpunk.”

She writes, “I’m not allowed to give you any details about my quest, but I can tell you I’m exclusively in the Nomad lifepath.” (Lifepaths being the three distinct backstories you can choose for your created character.)

“I am an NPC with what I think is a pretty dope quest,” she added in a nine-minute YouTube video. “It’s so cool. My God.”

The Nomad lifepath is about the folks who grew up on the Badlands — the lawless desert beyond Night City. They value found family as well as their independence.

Pearce announced her departure from IGN in summer of 2018, saying she wanted to pursue voice acting, and VO for video games in particular. Sharing a cast list with Keanu Reeves two years — not too shabby.

She’s also recorded lines for Microsoft’s Gears 5 in the past couple years, and had a role in Night School’s Afterparty as well.

If you’re looking to delve into the lore of Cyberpunk before the game hits, Dark Horse Books recently released The World of Cyberpunk 2077, written by Marcin Batylda. It’s a 192-page, in-universe look at the characters and history of Night City.

The game itself is set to release on November 19, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Versions for Google Stadia, PS5, and Xbox Series X will follow, with PS4 and Xbox One players getting access to a free upgrade to the next-gen version when those become available.

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