BackgroundAccording to the Mayan Calendar (and lots of tabloids), the world will end on December 21, 2012. It’s part a 5,200 year cycle of death and rebirth that, in Shadowrun, actually charts the ebb and flow of magic from the Earth. So, on 12/21/12 magic will return, end this world, and wreak holy havoc while starting the next. Aboriginal cultures, who maintained their mystical traditions, are the first to feel the return of magic and use their newfound power to reshape the political, financial, and physical world around them. As the magic increases, Elf and Dwarf babies are born to very surprised parents who carry the right combination of long-dormant genes. But all of these events pale in comparison to the horror of "goblinization", which painfully reshapes the teenage bodies of those unlucky enough to carry dominant Ork or Troll genes. And then the first Great Dragon rises from its 5,200 yearlong hibernation and circles over Tokyo, signaling that the world has truly AWAKENED.
Fast forward two generations, to a world transformed not only by the growth of magic but by the acceleration of cyber technology—a continual effort to improve upon the gifts that nature gave humanity; by the inevitable maturation of the World Wide Web into the Matrix—a network directly accessible by the human brain; and by the near elimination of governments as they are replaced megacorporations—monolithic entities who see only customers, not citizens.
And moving through the dark shadows cast by the gleaming towers of the corps, are Shadowrunners – disposable assets and corporate pawns scratching out a living using a combination of technology, magic, and street smarts. Shadowrunners live between the cracks and operate outside the law, doing the dirty work that corporate wage-slaves won’t soil their hands with and occasionally acting as the only protection the citizenry can turn to.
Welcome to the world of Shadowrun, where man meets magic and machine.
The year is 2054 and your old friend Sam has been murdered in Seattle. You’ve been hired to find the killers and bring them to justice, one way or another. Soon you’ll be embroiled in a mystery that expands from missing organs, an antagonistic detective and biker gangs all the way up to the dynastic control of one of the largest Megacorps.
Game PlayTurn-based tactical combat.
Features*Man, magic, and machine: In the dark underworld of Shadowrun's dystopian cyberpunk future, magic has returned and awakened the creatures of myth. Advanced technology fights side by side with powerful magic, while elves and trolls fight in the shadows cast by powerful corporations.
*Skill-Based Character Progression: Choose from a variety of 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. Then grow your character in any direction you wish. Want to play an ork shaman who became a cybered-up street samurai? You can do it!
*Shadowrun Returns Editor: Design your own stories and share them with the entire Shadowrun community. This is the same powerful tool the Harebrained level designers used to create the game. With it, you can construct new locations, characters, stories and elaborate tactical scenarios.
OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory:1 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
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- Genre: Sci Fi RPG (PC)
- Theme(s): Cyberpunk, Alternate Reality, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
- Perspective(s): Isometric
- Developer: Harebrained Schemes
- Publisher: Harebrained Schemes
Released North America Jul 25, 2013 Europe Q2 2013 Japan Q2 2013 Australia Q2 2013