In Kickstarter Update #67, Harebrained Schemes has officially blown the lid off of Shadowrun: Dragonfall, the first expansion pack for their well-received, crowd-funded cyberpunk RPG, Shadowrun Returns. In addition to providing us with some key artwork for the add-on, the update also mentions that the add-on is coming in January, will be free for backers, and will only be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux out of the chute:
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 thereâ€™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, itâ€™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 pastâ€¦ and alter the course of Berlinâ€™s future.
â€¢ Experience a New Full-Length Campaign: Return to the â€œTech meets Magicâ€ future of Shadowrun as you and your team of runners get drawn into a treacherous conspiracy. Operating out of an offbeat central hub neighborhood, youâ€™ll choose which missions to accept and how youâ€™ll approach them while navigating the dark underbelly of â€œthe Fluxâ€.
â€¢ An Exciting New Locale: Shadowrun: Dragonfall transports runners to the Free City of Berlin, a thrilling Shadowrun setting full of gorgeous new hi-res environments, a diverse new cast of characters, and a new soundtrack by the composer of the original Sega Genesis Shadowrun game, Sam Powell.
â€¢ Command Your Team: Lead a small team of shadowrunners, each with their own outlook and backstory. Each member of your team is designed to play an interesting role during missions and has a unique set of skills, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
â€¢ New Weapons, Cyberware, Enemies & More: Try your hand at the long-range sniper rifle, devastating grenade launcher, or stun-inducing taser. Chrome yourself out in the latest cyberware and take on deadly new enemies - including new magical creatures like gargoyles and fire drakes. Dragonfall brings a host of new items, characters, portraits, and improvements to the Shadowrun Returns experience.
â€¢ Save Anywhere: You can save your progress at any time during the game. This functionality will also be added to the original Shadowrun Returns â€œDead Manâ€™s Switchâ€ campaign.
â€¢ New Game Editor Features: A wide range of enhancements to the game editor for community content creators - including a scripting system to better control lighting, tracking mission objectives in the main game UI, placing exploding barrels, and allowing players to input keypad passwords and custom text strings in conversations. In addition, content creators will be able to use all of the new Berlin environment art, items and characters in their own stories along with assets from the original Shadowrun Returns campaign.