Shadowrun Returns Summary
Shadowrun Returns developer Harebrained Schemes will be taking the fight to another kind of science fiction universe this autumn as they launch a Kickstarter campaign for Jordan Weisman's 1984 BattleTech series. What little we know of their plans is this: it will be an "open-ended Mercenaries-style campaign" that will blend RPG "Mech and MechWarrior management" with turn-based tactics. The campaign begins this autumn.
Harebrained Schemes has just revealed the launch date for the just-take-my-money Shadowrun: Hong Kong that successfully robbed us blind of over $1.2 million through itsback in February this year. Well chummer, our runners will be on a flight to Hong Kong this August 20th through Steam, GOG.com and Humble. The studio is making a number of changes to the game, like the Matrix.
It's a major overhaul for the Matrix in Shadowrun: Hong Kong from Harebrained Schemes as pledges have achieved $700k. Now the team will revise the "look, feel, and gameplay" of the Matrix. They want it to feel more like you're "traveling in the digital world," as well as add new Intrusion Countermeasures. This isn't the last of the stretch goals because one just opened up at $1 million.
Harebrained Schemes' Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun: Hong Kong continues its pledge drive with just under a month still left to burn, and today they've pushed through $550k for Enhanced Magic. This means the team will be expanding the current magic system in Shadowrun to spice up the options for magic-users, like Shrine Spirits for Shamans, and Foci - enchanted weaponry for others.
The pledges just keep rolling in for Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun: Hong Kong, with funding now past 400% their needed goal. It's floating around $427k right now, unlocking a new runner. Gaichu is now able to join our party of Shadowrunners in Hong Kong; a former Red Samurai. The stretch goals are being vanquished one-by-one, and there's still over a month left on the clock!