What is Shadowrun Returns?
Shadowrun Returns is a graphically-rich, single player, turn-based tactical RPG (for PC, Mac, and Apple & Android tablets) that takes place in a cyberpunk future where magic has returned, awakening creatures of myth.
Created by Jordan Weisman almost 25 years ago, Shadowrun is a dynamic gaming world beloved by thousands around the globe. Its origin story mashes-up the dystopian cyberpunk future of Blade Runner with the high-fantasy creatures of The Lord of the Rings to produce iconic characters, environments, and situations. With painterly 2D environments providing a rich backdrop to the action and 3D characters allowing for smooth animations, Shadowrun Returns brings this popular setting back to electronic gaming.
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As Shadowrun Returns begins, your old friend Sam has been murdered and you’re the only who cares enough to figure out what happened. When you arrive in Seattle, you find out that there’s been a series of murders; these people have all been found with organs cut out. You begin solving Sam’s murder, but as you dig into that, more and more unravels, and the mystery expands from the lowest echelons of society, like the biker gangs, all the way up to the dynastic control of one of the largest megacorporations.
Create your own unique RPG character by choosing from a variety of metahuman-types including elves, dwarves, orks and trolls and career archetypes such as spell-slinging Mages, combat-focused Street Samurai, spirit-summoning Shamans, computer hackers known as Deckers, drone-piloting Riggers and the monk-like Physical Adepts. Because Shadowrun Returns is a skill-based game, you can grow your character with a wide combination of abilities.
Design your own Runs and share them with the entire Shadowrun community! The Shadowrun Editor is the same powerful tool the Harebrained level designers are using to create the game. With it, you can construct new locations, characters and stories.
Shadowrun Returns brings together a dedicated game studio and a passionate community in an effort to reawaken and revitalize a beloved game world.
Scheduled for Release June 2013