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1:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Early Access version of Shadowrun Online launching March 31

Cliffhanger Productions has announced a Steam Early Access release date for Shadowrun Online, the successfully crowdfunded MMO set in the magic-meets-technology setting of Shadowrun. Launching on March 31, the game will begi...

Conrad Zimmerman


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Review: Shadowrun: Dragonfall photo
Review: Shadowrun: Dragonfall
by Alasdair Duncan

Shadowrun Returns was released last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign and seemed to please fans and backers alike. In our review, Fraser Brown commented on how the toolset provided with the game would provide plenty of content in the future, and whilst it has been well supported by modders, most fans were waiting patiently for the big expansion, Dragonfall

Dragonfall is an expansion in the old-school mold: it has a campaign that's equal to the length of the main Shadowrun story, a whole new setting and characters, and there's some nice refinements to the mechanics and structure. There's still some problems and frustrations but if you put up with them in the original Shadowrun, then Dragonfall will give you even more enjoyment. 

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7:30 AM on 01.28.2014

Shadowrun Dragonfall scheduled for February 27

Harebrained Schemes has announced the release date for Shadowrun Returns' DLC expansion, Dragonfall, now set to arrive on February 27. The DLC is free to backers of the Kickstarter which funded it, while newcomers will be as...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Shadowrun Returns Berlin expansion dubbed 'Dragonfall'

The massively successful Kickstarter for Shadowrun Returns reached lofty numbers, achieving a stretch goal which would add a second setting and campaign to the game as DLC, with the backers selecting Berlin as the locale...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Shadowrun Returns can now be released without DRM

If you missed the opportunity to get Shadowrun Returns free of DRM during its Kickstarter fundraising and didn't eventually cave for the Steam release, you're in luck. Harebrained Schemes has successfully negotiated with Micr...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 09.27.2013

Shadowrun Returns now out for Android and iOS

The iOS and Android tablet versions of Shadowrun Returns has finally been released. It's available for $9.99, and includes everything except any editing tools. So no editor and no access to community created content. That sai...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Shadowrun Returns photo
Review: Shadowrun Returns
by Fraser Brown

High fantasy, cyberpunk, and film noir collide in a way that makes you think they were meant for each other all along in Harebrained Schemes' appropriately, if not imaginatively, titled Shadowrun Returns. Based on the popular tabletop role-playing game -- which also spawned console adaptations in the early '90s -- it subverts and defies genre expectations in both theme and mechanics, and most importantly allows you to create a troll samurai with a penchant for hacking and shooting people in the face. 

Eschewing the loot-filled, exposition-heavy tropes prevalent in the RPG genre, Shadowrun Returns spins a tightly woven tale of conspiracy and revenge where more time is spent engaged in nuanced dialogue and tactical combat than perusing shops and browsing menus. The short but compelling campaign merely serves as an example of what the title offers; under the hood, there's so much more.

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New releases: You had me at isometric cyberpunk fantasy photo
New releases: You had me at isometric cyberpunk fantasy
by Fraser Brown

New releases is a day late this week, as my ISP got so excited by all of these games coming out that they decided to screw with my connection. Well, that's what I pay them for. This week's actually a bit quiet, with only a couple of standouts. Shadowrun Returns finally arrives after a short delay, and it all sounds a bit too good to be true. Like someone dug up my youth and pumped it full of electricity. An arcane cyberpunk tactical RPG? I'm drooling.

Also launching this week, we have Teleglitch: Die More Edition, an upgraded version of the delightfully cruel sci-fi roguelike; Runescape 3, which launched today, and seems like a substantial improvement over its forebearer; and The Smurfs 2, because bad sequels of bad films need bad games too. 

And although New releases only covers US launches, Pikmin 3 arrives in blightly this week, and that's definitely something I'll be celebrating.

Anything titillating you?

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5:45 PM on 06.18.2013

Shadowrun Returns delayed until July

It's been a long time coming but it appears we'll have to wait a little while longer for Shadowrun Returns. In an update posted on its Kickstarter page, developer Harebrained Schemes have announced the new release date as Jul...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 PM on 05.01.2013

Shadowrun Returns now available for pre-purchase on Steam

Cyberpunk role-playing game Shadowrun Returns is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. $17.99 for the standard version or $31.49 for the deluxe version, which includes a soundtrack and an eBook (PDF) that contains short s...

Allistair Pinsof

5:00 PM on 04.10.2013

Shadowrun Returns comes to Steam this June

Shadowrun Returns, the long-awaited Shadowrun reboot funded through Kickstarter, will come to PC in June, developer Harebrained Schemes announced in an update. As the days to release count down, so does the time before the Co...

Allistair Pinsof





9:30 PM on 03.08.2013

Deadpool, Dead Space & Dead Tired Of SimCity's BS

Hey everybody! Here's today's Destructoid Show! I'm guessing you guys have heard about all the nonsense going on with SimCity, so if you're sick of it by this point, I apologize. There's a new trailer for Deadpool, which I'm ...

Max Scoville

11:45 AM on 03.08.2013

See your Kickstarter cash at work with Shadowrun Returns

Developer Hairbraned Schemes is ready to show off a full 20 minutes of gameplay for its Kickstarter project, Shadowrun Returns. The demonstration moves around from the free exploration to combat pretty consistently, so you c...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Shadowrun Online Kickstarter has just one week left

With just six days left for funding, Shadowrun Online has only made a little over half of its goal of $500,000. Don't confuse this project with the first Shadowrun Kickstarter, which more than quadrupled its goal. This one is...

Brett Zeidler

7:30 PM on 08.03.2012

VGdrum goes cyberpunk with a Shadowrun cover

Oh, Pat Kulikowski! You bang the drum kit of my soul! This week, my good buddy NukaCola has chosen to direct his skills towards Shadowrun on the SNES. There's a property that has been getting some coverage lately! Back in Ap...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 08.02.2012

Shadowrun Online adds OUYA and Linux versions to the list

And so begin the posts about individual games being announced for OUYA. Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions is the one pledging support for the upcoming system this time around. Not to be confused with the alre...

Jordan Devore