Year Of The Shadowrun
Posted by: AgentAnderson on Friday July 19, 2013 (04:11:10)
Shadowrun Returns. Literally.
The world has changed…
Magic is no longer just for fairy tales. It’s real. While technology has merged with flesh to challenge the strength of old world sorcery. Now people are more than just people; after an unexplained genetic event, some of them have developed traits that have left them labeled as elves, dwarfs, orks, and trolls. And dragons aren’t just in picture books–they’re very real, and they’re running nations and some of the biggest corporations in the world.
People call it the Sixth World, and it’s not a friendly place. Mega corporations have ruthlessly consolidated power, and they make everyone, from the lowliest sage slave to the most powerful government leader, dance to their tune. Many people sell their lives to these megacorps, believing they have no choice. But there are a few who have the skills, the guts and the nerve to stay independent, finding a way to live in the gray areas of a world not built for them. They can survive–and if they’re real lucky–thrive in the corners and shadows of the world. They’re outlaws, but they’re tolerated by the powers of the world because they’re useful. They are called shadowrunners.
The Shadowrun universe has been around since the late 80's in many forms. From its' roots as a pen and paper role playing game, to video games across various consoles and PC generations, to collectible card games and fairly large miniature games.
Technology and magic mix with different races to create a unique future universe with lots of action and destruction. Here in 2013, they are upgrading the Shadowrun universe for 3 different platforms. Already out is the 5th Edition of the Shadowrun RPG. Later this year is another release of a card game, although not so collectible. That brings us to next week, July 25th... Shadowrun Returns!
It will hopefully be a true successor to the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games from the 90's. Even though it is a single player game, it looks to be another great turn-based tactical RPG.
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