Shadowrun Returns will be released in June

Anyone interested in the $75 Collector's Edition will need to preorder it by April 28.

Kickstarter success Shadowrun Returns will be released in June, developer Harebrained Schemes has announced.

The game will be distributed through Steam--all backers of the Kickstarter project will receive a Shadowrun Returns Steam key--and the game's editor will arrive with Steam Workshop support.

For customers who don't want to have to use Steam, Harebrained Games will make a DRM-free version available from its own site. This version won't support user-generated content or any DLC past the game's already announced Berlin expansion.

Preorders will be available on Steam from April 29, with April 28 being the last day customers can preorder the game's $75 Collector's Edition from the Harebrained Schemes website.

A $30 Deluxe Edition is also available, which includes downloads of the game's soundtrack and a Shadowrun Returns anthology PDF.

The Linux version will be released after the Windows and Mac versions, says Harebrained Schemes.

Shadowrun Returns started its Kickstarter campaign asking for $400,000 back in April 2012, and ended a month later with $1,836,447 in donations from 36,276 backers. The isometric role-playing game is inspired by the Shadowrun tabletop game and is being overseen by its creator, Jordan Weisman.

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kurboat64
kurboat64

On what day In June is release set for? Damn it I'm ready to play it lol

daveydsurveys
daveydsurveys

I think there's been some jumping to conclusions regarding the "no access" to user-generated cmapaigns for the non-Steam version. What HBS actually said in the update is players will be unable to browse and access the player generated missions "in game" like they will be able to in Steam workshop. However, this doesn't necessarily mean there won't be an alternative means of playing the user made content (i.e., via a Nexus site). Moreover, they have said they won't be taking any steps to prevent players from modding the game as they like. This will hopefully be cleared up on Friday when they plan to post another update / FAQ

SuperDutchy
SuperDutchy

I wish some of these Crowd sourced games could come to PS3/360...I have a good PC, which can run any current games on ultra settings, but sometimes I like to lounge on my couch and games like Shadowrun Returns, Project Eternity and Torment are all games that I think would be amazing on my television.



debryson
debryson

Damn wish there would be a console version. I would love this. Diablo, torchlight, and the new xcom proved consoles can handle this type of game. Hope this is very successful and extends to other platforms.

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

Looking forward to grab my hands on it. 

 Finally the slew of proper CRPG's from Kickstarter are starting to come through the flood gates and I welcome them eagerly.

x2847446
x2847446

HHaaggrr HHoogg.. NNoooo No Nooo more turn based combat !!!

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

I hope this game leads to more Shadowruns in the future. I remember playing Shadowrun on the Sega Genesis and remember to this day haw damn good it was for its time. Heck, I even bought it for Christmas a few years ago to play it again. Very happy to see that this franchise is returning after decades of non-existence. I just hope that it'll be ported to Xbox Live Arcade someday.

Mojira7
Mojira7

Didn't realise this game was coming out so soon. Now the wait for this game is suddently getting almost painful. :P These kinds of RPGS are so far and few between nowdays.

Random_Virus
Random_Virus

must... resist... urge... to only look at shadowrun on the internet while at work...

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Cyberpunk + oldschool rpg, day one buy for me.

blackothh
blackothh

Im not formiliar with shadowrun, but anyone who decides on an isometric rpg theme deserves a look. just the idea brings back lots of old school memories.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

I personally have no experience with this franchise at all, so I will wait for reviews on this one.  It does look like it could be good, however.

shadow131990
shadow131990

I love the gameplay,graphics style and sound design. The only thing i hate is that it's not yet released!

Dreammosaic
Dreammosaic

Love the Shadowrun setting, hope this game is as good as the old ones.

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

I've proudly backed this one.  Definitely going to enjoy going back to this franchise.

elessarGObonzo
elessarGObonzo

@SuperDutchy buy a nice padded chair with tilt features, blows most couches away. any good gamepad for pc can be customized with macros and such to take over for your keyboard\mouse also if preferred.

for your tv all you need is a hdmi or other good hd-out cable. have had a 40.5" 1080p hdtv attached to my pc for about 5 years now for action games and movies.

cfisher2833
cfisher2833

@debryson Why do people keep saying this!? It's a 2D game! There's a 99% chance that you'll be able to run it perfectly fine on whatever computer or tablet you just typed this on. Good god people. You don't need a 680 to run some 2D little game. 

daveydsurveys
daveydsurveys

@xsonicchaos No, it's not day one DLC.  The Berlin expansion is planned to be released sometime after the base game.  Btw, all Kickstarter backers and anyone who pre-ordered the "Collector's Edition" get the Berlin campaign at no additional charge.  

daveydsurveys
daveydsurveys

@SamuraiSeven It could conceivably come to Ouya as it's going to be ported to Android tablets.  Or possibly even XLA.  However, as others have said, you should be able to play this on basically any PC made in the last 10 years.  

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@SamuraiSeven  

Doubt it's coming for consoles in the foreseeable future, maybe if the game is immensely successful. But the game is kickstarted, using money from mostly PC gamers and tablet owners, they wouldn't take too kindly to seeing their money used for a console port they didn't ask for.   

cfisher2833
cfisher2833

@SamuraiSeven Why not just get it on PC? I would seriously be amazed if your laptop or whatever couldn't run it. I mean, for gods sake, they're releasing it on tablets....I am pretty sure if a tablet can run it, you can. 

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

@TruthTellers Me, too!  That is part of why I backed it so heavily, and tried to raise awareness with my blog.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@MAD_AI Don't forget to buy the day one Berlin DLC or get the collector's edition, it comes included with that.

Azghouls
Azghouls

Sadly I didn't - I lost my kickstarter virginity when Wastelands 2 was announced. Thank goodness I got a second chance.

mrklorox
mrklorox

@MAD_AI Are you kidding? It wouldn't be backer's money. That money was spent making this original version. A port to other platforms would be paid for with any money they make from June on, which is not backer money. Secondly, why would anybody get pissed if the game was available on additional platforms? That just reeks of more platform elitism that permeates this website.

focuspuller
focuspuller

@x-TwilighT-x @focuspuller @elessarGObonzo @SuperDutchy mobile gaming is on the rise along with different platform options. Fads and failures will come and go as they always have. Ouya, Gamestick and the like included.

If it's not mobile it's a relic. Computers included.

The future is an ipad type device with the power of a ps4, 720, etc.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@mrklorox @MAD_AI 

Which is exactly what I said. If the game is successful then they will use the money from the sales to make a port. 

I seriously have no idea how you could have missed it.