Cyberpunk 2077 Saburo Arasaka & Arasaka Corporation. Covering Saburo Arasaka the Corporate God, and head of the Arasaka Corp.
Connect with #Kazuliski for Cyberpunk 2077 News & Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay. #Cyberpunk2077 is an RPG being developed by CD Projekt RED in association with the Cyberpunk 2020 Pen & Paper system author, Mike Pondsmith. Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in Night City, the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future. You play as V, a hired gun on the rise, who just got their first serious contract. In a world of cyber enhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend. Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the same universe as Mike Pondsmith's classic pen & paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020 from R. Talsorian Games.
In the Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay demo, Saburo Arasaka the Corporate God was an option for V’s Childhood Hero and the Arasaka corporate logo featured on several buildings in Night City. Arasaka as a Mega Corporation, is often described as a chameleon creature, rapacious and predatory, it was the most powerful Mega corporation in the Cyberpunk 2020 narrative, until they lost the fourth corporate war.
Although the Arasaka Corporation is diverse, one of its arms is more visibly omnipresent than the others, especially in Night City: the Arasaka Security division. Arasaka are associated with ubiquitous black-clad guards employed by many corporations, businesses, celebrities and powerful individuals, although it is currently unknown if CD Projekt Red will depict Arasaka in the same manner. As a multinational corporation of enormous proportions, Arasaka has interests in a multitude of different fields including weapons production, consumer manufacturing and commercial banking. Arasaka’s primary divisions are:
Arasaka was the most obvious force in the world of corporate and private security contracting. Corporate manpower security means having onsite forces capable of repulsing assaults, extraction and industrial sabotage attempts with quick response combat capability. Not all corporations or individuals in Night City have the power, money or inclination, to assemble security forces of their own. The alternative is to contract these forces from a third party. Arasaka is not the only corporation offering this service, but had the best reputation for securing a corporation’s proprietary interests.
Arasaka security covers five basic forms, the first being on-site corporate security forces. These are the paramilitary forces commonly seen on patrol in places such as Night City. Arasaka security are considered to be well trained and equipped to handle most combat situations. Clients can order all-male or all-female guards, or guards fluent in specific languages. All Arasaka guards are required to be conversant, although not fluent in English. Different levels of security force concealment can also be ordered, from completely discreet and invisible to ostentatiously threatening. If the security forces are visible, clients can choose to have them be unidentified or clearly identified as Arasaka personnel. Arasaka guards will sometimes wear the logo of a third party when subterfuge is required. Hopefully CD Projekt Red will adopt these nuances for Cyberpunk 2077. In most games, grunts basically look and sound identical, but Arasaka gives Cyberpunk 2077 a myriad of options, in terms of physical appearance and accents.
Arasaka also contracts out its paramilitary forces for one shot operations, such as extractions. The board of directors at Corporate Headquarters in Tokyo have enacted policies ensuring that an Arasaka team never attacks an installation or corporation owned by Arasaka or protected by an Arasaka contract. Unless of course such actions are of benefit to Aarsaka.
Another type of protection that Arasaka Corporation provides is personal security in the form of body guards. The service is popular amongst celebrities, wealthy executives, and the politicians of nations who no longer trust their respective Secret Service agencies. As with corporate guards, there are several options, including gender, dress style, race and nationality. It is considered very chic and a status symbol in Night City to have one good looking, full-time Arasaka bodyguard of the opposite gender on one’s payroll.
Arasaka Corporation also lease and sell their security equipment. This category includes lethal defence systems, advanced surveillance equipment, and other quasilegal items.
Computer security is another product available from Arasaka Corporation.