First Shadowrun Returns Expansion, Dragonfall, Coming Soon

Cheers to Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind Shadowrun Returns, for salvaging the reputation of Kickstarted games.

While numerous high profile Kickstarter game projects *cough Broken Age cough* have been postponed, are looking for additional money, or were just plain canceled, Shadowrun Returns launched on time in July and delivered the classic RPG experience the devs promised.

And get this, long before we see some of those other Kickstarted games, the first expansion for Shadowrun Returns will be in our hands. Officially, it’s called Dragonfall, it will be free to backers of the core game, and it’s set to arrive in January 2014. The rundown from Harebrained:

BERLIN. The Flux-State: a stable anarchy enforced by an ever-shifting coalition of megacorps, political factions, and savvy power players. A place where almost anything goes and the right connections can be the difference between success and starvation. Dangerous jobs abound and there’s no better place to earn a quick payday – provided you live long enough to spend it. For you and your team of battle-scarred runners, it’s just another day in the Free City of Berlin. But a new threat is rising, one that could mean untold chaos and devastation. The only clue: whispers of the DRAGONFALL, a long-forgotten event from the earliest days of the Awakened world. As you find yourself drawn into a maze of veiled dangers and strange machinations, you will come face-to-face with a grim spectre of the past… and alter the course of Berlin’s future.

A new full-length campaign, new characters, new weapons, cyberware, and enemies, new game editor features, and the ability to save anywhere (finally!) will all be added with Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall. For you non-backers who purchased the core game outright, you can grab Dragonfall on Steam for $15. Harebrained noted it will also launch a bundle of the core game and the expansion for $25.

That’s a good deal on a solid RPG that will only continue to grow thanks to its game editor. Highly recommended.


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