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If you enjoyed Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun games that combine a setting full of cyberpunk intrigue with plenty of magic and fantasy races, and would like to take your adventures to the next level, this summer you'll be able to do so. According to this announcement, Catalyst Game Labs will release the sixth edition of the tabletop Shadowrun RPG later this year, just in time for the game's 30th anniversary.
The announcement tells us a bit about the new edition, directs us to a fresh Shadowrun novella priced at $3.99, as well as a new official website that features a neat-looking countdown timer, and then offers some commemorative merchandise. Check it out:
Catalyst Game Labs proudly announces the sixth edition of the Shadowrun roleplaying game, Shadowrun, Sixth World, debuting this summer.
Are you ready to risk everything?
The Sixth World. One of the most enduring RPG settings ever created, with shadows growing deeper and darker in its latest edition. Dominated by enormous, world-striding megacorporations strangling metahumanity in their clutches, by 2080 most of the planet has surrendered to these corporate overlords.
But from the darkest shadows, defiance flickers in people known as shadowrunners. They risk everything—wrestling magical energies, channeling them into power; putting their minds against the electronic void of the Matrix; trading flesh and blood for chrome and steel.
Stand up, join them, and dare to risk it all!
Shadowrun, Sixth World builds on Shadowrun’s amazingly successful legacy, becoming easier to learn and play while still providing role-playing depth. Welcome to the marquee event of the game’s 30th Anniversary year!
It all starts with the Shadowrun, Sixth World Beginner Box, releasing in June. [...]
Take your first step into the shadows with a new novella, “The Frame Job, Part 1: Yu” available today. Written by Dylan Birtolo, this exciting new fiction—which ties into the characters from the Shadowrun, Sixth World Beginner Box—is the first installment in a cycle of novellas releasing over the next few months.
You can also check out Shadowrun’s brand-new, future home at www.shadowrunsixthworld.com, featuring the game’s updated look and intense new art. The site will expand and grow over the coming weeks.
Catalyst is also pleased to announce the following localizations of Shadowrun, Sixth World already in the works: Brazilian Portuguese (New Order), German (Pegasus Spiel), French (Black Book), Italian (Wyrd Edizioni), and Russian (Hobby World). More are in discussion.
Need more info? Here’s what to look out for on both www.shadowrunsixthworld.com and www.shadowruntabletop.com, as well as the official Shadowrun and Catalyst Game Labs social media, and on the official Shadowrun forums over the next few weeks:
To tide you over until the Sixth World Beginner Box is available, the Sixth World Sprawl Fashion T-shirt is now available for purchase! (As part of BattleTech’s 35th anniversary, the Red Duke Solaris Fashion T-shirt is also now available.)
- May 1: Initial Announcement
- May 8: Product Overview
- May 15: Developer Overview
- May 22: Setting Overview/Fiction Announcement
- May 29: Developer Q&A
- June 5: Rigger Dossier
- June 12: Shadowrun at Origins preview
- More to follow
Additionally, don’t forget about the other 30thAnniversary items we’ve released on the Catalyst Game Labs store, including the t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt, Executive Dice, and the commemorative pin. Look for more great items throughout the year.
This summer, the shadows fall darker than ever, and survival depends on your willingness to risk everything and become a legend!