SRR_Facebook_AvatarOh, hey, did you know that Harebrained Schemes is working on a Shadowrun revival? It is! The game's called Shadowrun Returns, and it's a top-down, tactical squad-based strategy game that tasks you with scouring the "urban sprawl of the Seattle metroplex" in search of a mysterious killer. Your squad will consist of a mages and street samurai, as well as other weird classes that combine magic with cyberpunk. Sounds a bit better than that Xbox Shadowrun everyone loves to hate, right? Right?

We haven't had our hands on this just yet, so we don't know a ton about it. However, a new trailer released this afternoon. It introduces you to the world and sheds a decent amount of light on how the combat system will work.

Shadowrun Returns is scheduled to hit on PC and Mac this July 25. The iOS, Linux, and Android versions are set to launch after.

[via Joystiq]

  • searching8442

    What about dead trigger 2 that will come out this month

  • Aventador

    TA use your charming powers and give us hands on preview or something, at least price and how big game is

    • MrAlbum

      "We haven't had our hands on this just yet, so we don't know a ton about it."

      Direct quote from the article.

      Now think logically. If they don't HAVE a copy of the game (which the above quote states as FACT) then THEY CAN'T DO A HANDS-ON PREVIEW EVEN IF THEY WANT TO.


      And TA is NOT all-powerful. They do not have the capacity to demand a preview build from a developer just so they could do a hands-on preview article. No journalistic source (not even IGN) has that capacity


      • Pray For Death

        Jesus, simmer down.

        Yeah, we know they don't have a copy yet. Doesn't mean we can't ask them to request a copy/more info.

      • shaver

        It is *possible* that the people who run a top-tier game review site, and do many preview articles, thought to ask HBS for a build. Probably best to be sure. Breathless and sure.

      • Karzay

        I up voted your comment because it's so funny.

        /Over dramatic-check ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • toxiccheese

        Wow, overreact much?

      • shaver

        Liked for "no journalistic source (not even IGN)". That's some dry, dry wit โ€” are you British mayhap?

      • MrAlbum


        Mush! Mush!

      • Matthew White

        Settle down.

  • Alyindar

    Backed this game many moons ago on Kickstarter, and the previews have been amazing! As a long time Shadowrun fan I can't wait for this to hit my iPad too!

    • REkzkaRZ

      Same here - backed it, love SR. Bummed on 'Steam', but that's how people distribute w/o hardcopy I guess...?

      • REkzkaRZ

        I installed Steam & put in my dload code (even tho game isn't out yet). Worked fine.
        Actually, Steam seems to have improved a lot! Now I just hope my laptop can play this game...!

    • Fablalous

      Many moons.What are alien?

  • Jef Crisis

    oh my goodness! wantwantwant.

  • Kirs


  • CzarBrain

    Oh hell yea!!!! Instabuy

  • Karzay

    Can we pre-order this for PC and Mac?

  • hourglass

    Everybody is doing tactical shooters these days...

    • yojimbo

      I know! A few years ago it was just Hunters and Aliens v Humans, now they're everywhere. Isn't Space Hulk on its way too? None of them beat Laser Squad on the Amiga though...

    • Louis Ace

      That's not a bad thing

    • koztah

      It's not a tactical shooter. It's an turn-based tactical RPG like say, Fallout 1/2.

      • MrAlbum

        There's a Fallout one-half? Wonder how that would work out....

        Hope it won't be like Lion King 1/2.


  • Retero

    Hope it looks that good on iOS.

  • Eseres

    This one looks cool! Is this a "Diablo" -style rpg game?
    We didn't see much of the menu stuff in the video ๐Ÿ˜›
    First impressions are high!!

    • diaskeaus

      Looks more like an isometric Warhammer with more character options.

      Count me in.

  • Metal Jesus Rocks

    I was tempted to pick this up on OSX, but now I know an iPad version is coming...I think I'll wait. Looks fantastic!

  • joaquin_ondamoon

    As a Kickstarter backer, I already received my Steam key for SR (on PC), and unlocked. I have been pumped for this since I heard about it. I didn't know they were working on an iOS version - way cool! Anxious to see how that works out as well. Good for HBS!

  • Nekku

    iPad only? ๐Ÿ™

    • oldgamer dude

      Nope it says iPhone, so I'm assuming its universal. Also looks like the release date is going to be Thursday. I've fond memories of the original and like everyone else I'm stoked! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • js

        They have specifically talked about tablets and not phones. I wouldn't get my hopes up. I would be surprised if it comes out for the iPhone.

  • js

    Where did Joystiq get the info that IOS and Android versions are set to launch after July 25th? Everything I've read is that it will be released on the 25th. Apparently SRR has been submitted to both app stores and in all of their official announcements they have said that IOS/Android versions would also be released on the 25th.

    • Hampus Jensen

      Looked around a bit. Polygon says Windows, OS X, iOS and Android versions all come out on July 25th while Linux will come later. The official site isn't exactly clear, heck I've got trouble even finding a mention of platform on there at all.

  • Bool Zero

    Double dipping on this one as I have the premium version preordered on Steam and am going to grab the iOS version for my iPad as well come release night! As a long time Shadowrun fan of the P&P tabletop RPG, novels, the SNES and Sega's Genesis game, this has been a long time coming!

    Now if only I can have a mini coma until Wednesday night! I swear, I feel like a little kid the week before Christmas with how filled with anticipation I am with this game! I am way too old to be this excited about a game... But I am!

    • Chester_Copperpot

      I'm in the same boat, man. I just replayed the SNES and Genesis versions a few weeks ago. I almost never get this stoked for releases anymore.

    • js

      There are people recreating the entire SNES and Genesis versions for SRR with a level editor. Should only be available on PC but may be released on tablets in the form of DLC

  • Opinion

    This looks beautiful

  • macatron

    It's really awesome to see all of these great Kickstarter games finally make it to fruition!! With an excellent version of Leisure Suit Larry recently released, and now this looming in the immediate future; life for iOS gamers truly is taking a marvelous turn for the better. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • jin choung

    anybody have a price on this for the ipad version? the $2 savings for the pre-sale on steam is tempting but i'll skip the pc version if the ipad version is same price i.e. $20.

    • js

      The PC version gives you access to all the user generated campaigns, missions, and level editor all of which I think will be the best part of this game. They've mentioned that some of the better user created material might appear on tablets in the form of DLC.

  • 28monkeys

    This definitely looks to have more prospect than that star commander

  • bwort110

    TA, this is an rpg not an "top down strategy game" Sometimes its funny, when TA trys to handle core games instead of the casual sh....

    • Matthew White

      This is an SRPG. They are strategy games.

  • flashbackflip

    This is very good news indeed!

    I was unaware it comes for ios

  • chocofish

    Wonder how faithful it'll be to the original SNES game? Pretty sure it wasn't squad based thou.

    • BobGarrish

      It has nothing to do with the SNES game except licensing the same property and one character (Jake Armitage); Shadowrun was a pen and paper RPG years before any video games were made. There was also a (kickass) Genesis Shadowrun game which was quite different from the SNES game, and also a SEGA 32x Shadowrun game, though I think that one only came out in Japanese.

    • js

      They've mentioned that there is a mission in the campaign that connects the new version to both the SNES and Genesis version. Also there are people at work recreating the original SNES and Genesis game using the level editor. Since the tablet versions don't ship with the level editor, tablet owners won't have access to it unless it gets released as a DLC. That would be sweet, so fingers crossed. I plan on getting this on both on PC and my Nexus 7

  • Otaku73

    This games looks amazing!!!