Justifying the enormous trust of Kickstarter backers once again, Shadowrun developer Harebrained Schemes has not only delivered a stellar game but now they’ve fulfilled the $1,000,000 stretch goal and added the promised six hour long mini-campaign, even though they originally promised four or five hours. As a result the game has been rebranded Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition to reflect the new content, which is completely free to all owners of Shadowrun: Hong Kong past, present, and future.
Set in the weeks following the events of the main campaign, Shadows of Hong Kong will give you — and your team — the opportunity to turn the tables on the elite corporate police force that once hunted you. Through layers of corporate greed and urban strife, you will contend with dangerous enemies, uncover a deadly conspiracy, and cement your reputation as a Prime Runner… assuming that you survive, of course.
Since the mini-campaign directly follows on from the main story, it’s only accessible upon completion of the main campaign. Players will have the opportunity to import the main character from their finished game and continue their story. Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition also includes over 100+ minutes of audio commentary in the form of interactive icons scattered across the game areas, new visual effects, updated dialogue, and editor features. The best part? It’s 50% off on Steam and GoG right now. For more details, check out their Kickstarter post here.
The Shadowrun games are based off the hit sci-fi tabletop RPG that dared to dream ‘what if?’ and threw Bladerunner and Dungeons & Dragons into a blender. Harebrained Schemes brings to life a grimy world controlled by mega-corporations which are in turn controlled by dragons! Actually, that sounds a lot like our own world. Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Shadowrun: Hong Kong were critically well received, the latter two especially so.
I don’t want to keep harping on about this, but in my mind Harebrained Schemes is the ideal Kickstarter bet. They’ve consistently proven themselves and shown appropriate restraint when handed the keys to the Porsche. I can’t wait to dig into their latest offering.