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Travel to Hong Kong With First Shadowrun Screens

Deckers & dragons

Now that some Shadowrun: Hong Kong [official site] screenshots have finally been released, we're allowed a first glimpse at what life for our Runners will be like in the Far East. In short, pretty similar to what we've encountered so far in Seattle and Berlin, but with a more Eastern twang. Shanty street markets, dimly lit docks and rooftop hideaways all scream Shadowrun. As does the now familiar art style, which looks like Harebrained Schemes have taken an 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' approach. And rightly so.

There's a teaser trailer too, but it shows absolutely nothing and gives us no clearer indication of when we'll get our hands on the game beyond "summer 2015".

We talked to Harebrained Schemes back in January about Shadowrun: Hong Kong and the developer’s relationship with Kickstarter and its fans. It seems they're as surprised and excited as we are about the continued prospect of more Shadowrun games.

Considering Shadowrun Returns was released less than two years ago, it's impressive and satisfying to see the third game in the series almost in our hands already. And a big middle finger up at the publishers who keep telling us we don’t like isometric RPGs. More and more this seems to be what Kickstarter has become; developers proving to big publishers that there is a desire for these sorts of games out there. Just as there is for new Mega Mans, Castlevanias and Banjo Kazooies.

With the three Shadowrun games along with Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2 and the upcoming Torment: Tides of Numenera PC RPG fans have an embarrassment of riches. Long may it continue.

Another two screenshots are over on its Steam page.

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