Cyberpunk 2077 and Pacifica: who are the Voodoo Boys and Animals gangs?

Cyberpunk 2077

During the recent Cyberpunk 2077 streaming, the CD Projekt Red developers shared many details about the game world, with a particular focus on the Pacifica neighbourhood.

Described as a particularly dangerous area within the confines of Night City, the latter has become the territory of two very different gangs: the Voodoo Boys and the Animals. Following the presentation of a rich sequence of gameplay, the development team was able to offer some details on these particular subjects, supported also by an intervention by Mike Pondsmith, who studied the subject in depth.

The Voodoo Boys are mostly from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. However, a natural disaster has forced many of them to leave Haiti. Once settled in Night City, they maintained a strong bond with their culture of origin and combined them with the world of 2077, ” bringing that Cyberpunk atmosphere into a very ancient and respected culture “. In the Pacifica neighbourhood, players will also find members of another group: the Animals. The latter aim to demonstrate their strength, becoming ” the tigers of their special urban jungle “. ” They want to be great – continues Pondsmith –they want to be bad, and they want you to fear them for the simple fact that they exist. ” 

In the past, CD Projekt Red had already unveiled the leaders of the two groups: Maman Brigitte, at the head of the Voodoo Boys, and Sasquatch, leader of the Animals.