It seems like the October surprise is not only reserved for the elections. Bandai Namco have revealed a new project that they’ve been keeping under wraps. The game is called Breach, and it’s inspired by CDPR’s Cyberpunk 2077. In it, you play as a Netrunner, and you’ll have to compete and co-operate with/against others to potentially win some big prizes. Breach is available on iOS and Android starting today. The only catch? You can only play it in four Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
And before you get any bright ideas to fire up your VPN, the press release calls Breach a “location-based hacking game,” which sounds to me like you have to visit specific place IRL. With that said, what’s the actual point of Breach? Well, technically, it’s a competition that will last until November 19th. The ultimate prize is “a brand-new Xbox Series X from Microsoft and a 65″ Q80T QLED Smart 4K TV from Samsung.” Only one winner per country, mind you.
How do you become the winner? Well, it’s simple – you have to be the one with the most money at the end of the contest. You get Eddies, aka Eurodollars, by “breaking into systems and stealing everything of value, trading with other players online, and decrypting data, moving around the real-world to locate targets.” Of course, there will also be weekly challenges to complete, so there’s that, too. Just keep in mind that this game is it’s own thing; it doesn’t represent what Cyberpunk 2077 will look and play like.
And, well, there you have it. You can find the link to the game in the launch trailer below. Mind you, the trailer shows you exactly nothing of the gameplay, or anything at all. They’re playing their cards real close to the vest. So, yeah, if you’re from one of the four countries, and this whole shebang seems interesting for you, go ahead and give Breach a go. Good luck, netrunners!