Shadowrun: Hong Kong just got a free six-hour expansion. Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition augments the cyberpunk tactical RPG with a bonus campaign, dev commentary, and numerous tiny improvements. If you already own Shadowrun: Hong Kong, it’s completely free. Nice one, Harebrained Schemes.
Necropolis—Harebrained Schemes’ roguelike dungeon-crawler with the cool abstracted art style—will be hitting Steam on March 17. There’s going to be four-player co-op, too, so maybe you’ll all live a little longer.
Lots of video games trap you in places where everything is trying to kill you. But many of those environments at least have the decency to stay the same so you could figure things out. Not Necropolis. You're going to be starting a whole new death march every time you bite the dust.
Meet Blitz, Glory, Dietrich and Eiger. They're my crew. There are no other runners I'd rather have at my back as I make my way through the stable anarchy of 2054 Berlin. So what if they're not real? In Shadowrun Returns' upcoming Dragonfall expansion, they're better than life.
Here's a closer look at the Shadowrun RPG's upcoming expansion, Dragonfall, courtesy of a new trailer. The Kickstarter update also mentions two other things: first, the expansion's release date has been pushed back to February 27, and second, the much-anticipated Quicksave patch is already live for the original game.
Shadowrun Returns is not simply a PC game based on the popular pen-and-paper cyberpunk-meets-magic role-playing game. It's a digital sourcebook geared at harnessing the imagination of thousands of fans in order to power the creation of an entire universe of interactive adventures.
Time for one last glance at Shadowrun Returns before its long-awaited release next week. On July 25, Jordan Weisman's $1.8 million cyberpunk RPG will finally hit the shelves, ready to immerse us in the grim universe of Shadowrun once again. I'm thinking a mage for my first playthrough. What about you?
UPDATE: As of December 2013, the DRM-free version is now public and available to all.
Last year Jordan Weisman's Harebrained Schemes raised $1,895,772 via Kickstarter to create the ultimate game based on the magic-meets-technology pen-and-paper role-playing game, Shadowrun. Today we get our first look at Shadowrun Returns gameplay, and so far it's everything I wanted it to be.
Back in April a bunch of gamers and role-players got together to give Jordan Weisman and Harebrained Schemes more that $1.8 million to create the definitive Shadowrun game. The development team has been hunkered down in development since the Kickstarter ended, and now we get our first look at what your money has…