Shadowrun: Hong Kong Teased With New Video And Screenshots

Shadowrun: Hong Kong Teased With New Video And Screenshots

Pre-orders open for Harebrained Schemes' third Shadowrun installment.

A slim glimpse of Shadowrun: Hong Kong has been released today by developer Harebrained Schemes, with a brief video featuring concept art and a series of screenshots. A store page for the game has also been added to Steam, and pre-orders are now being accepted for the Shadowrun: Hong Kong deluxe collection at a discount of 33%.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong is the third game set in the Shadowrun universe to be developed by Harebrained Schemes, a Seattle-based studio co-founded by Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman. A highly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 funded the development of Shadowrun Returns and its follow-up, Dragonfall, which grew from a DLC expansion into a standalone title.

Harebrained Schemes returned to Kickstarter in January of this year to expand the scope of Shadowrun: Hong Kong, already in development. The studio raised $1.2 million, funding goals which included additional characters, missions, and an overhaul of the game's "Matrix" content with new visuals and mechanics.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong is set to release this summer.

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*Looks at screenshots 3 and 5*
Looks like Lucky Strikes is back.

All new eh?

*looks at screenshots, looks at previous Shadowrun games*

I think they're over-promising a little.

Still a new setting, new characters, it should be good

Matrix overhaul! Eeennnggghhh~

Seriously, the current matrix is a smidgeon bland. My deckers did have some exciting moments in Dragonfall, but daaaayum, New and improved Marix? I want it!

considered me officially PUMPED AS FUCK.

HBS got progressively better between dead man switch and dragonfall and then the director's cut.

Ah, this is going to be twelve kinds of awesome. Very much looking for it.

Really glad I picked up the director's cut of Dragonfall which was a vast improvement over dead man switch. I'm pretty excited to play this one when it comes out, probably more so than any other game that's come out so far this year.

Sweet looking forward to this especially if they have continued the trend of improvident.

Before this games announced I had decided I would make my next runner in one of these games a melee adapt and had hoped the next game would improve on that play style, now that I know its set in Hong Kong I feel like a cliché. Oh well!

That walker drone looks awesome.

llubtoille:
Really glad I picked up the director's cut of Dragonfall which was a vast improvement over dead man switch. I'm pretty excited to play this one when it comes out, probably more so than any other game that's come out so far this year.

I remember using my christmas cash to buy Shadowrun Returns, and shortly after thinking "Why the Hell didn't I buy this sooner?!" and soon after I beat Dead Man's switch, went over to Dragonfall. Does anyone one know there's comics or novels talking about the early days of "The Awakening"? Because I'm rather curious.

DementedSheep:
Sweet looking forward to this especially if they have continued the trend of improvident.

Before this games announced I had decided I would make my next runner in one of these games a melee adapt and had hoped the next game would improve on that play style, now that I know its set in Hong Kong I feel like a cliché. Oh well!

It's fine, dude. I picked Shaman witha spell caster build because it could summon spirits and had a healing spell. Wonder what the Totems are this time?

My pants? Gone. Just gone. Take them now. Heck, I'll let myself be boned by a troll if i can play this game early.

I backed so I'm already in but man this really renews my excitement.

Seems my Kickstarter money was well spent

ArcaneGamer:

llubtoille:
Really glad I picked up the director's cut of Dragonfall which was a vast improvement over dead man switch. I'm pretty excited to play this one when it comes out, probably more so than any other game that's come out so far this year.

I remember using my christmas cash to buy Shadowrun Returns, and shortly after thinking "Why the Hell didn't I buy this sooner?!" and soon after I beat Dead Man's switch, went over to Dragonfall. Does anyone one know there's comics or novels talking about the early days of "The Awakening"? Because I'm rather curious.

If you like listening to people: http://neo-anarchist.com/ This is a pretty good run down of significant events and concepts. It covers history, mega corps and I've come to rather enjoy it.

As a backer for Shadowrun Returns, and now this, my hype levels are dangerously high... I really want to see what they do with Magic and the Matrix as those were always my favorite combat tactics. I also hope they keep up their trend of improvement and give out the same awesome mod and custom run builders they did for their previous releases.

ArcaneGamer:
Does anyone one know there's comics or novels talking about the early days of "The Awakening"? Because I'm rather curious.

If you want a book, try to find first edition Shadowrun rulebook. That should provide good introduction into the birth of the Shadowrun universe in form of flavour text.

Already bought and paid for. After the original release and the vast improvement that was Dragonfall, I'm confident the developers are fully capable of delivering another solid rpg. All I have to do now is wait.

I'm a backer so I'm really looking forward to this. I really liked Dead Man's Switch and loved Dragonfall. Dragonfall was possibly the best 2014 release I played and I just played the DLC, not the stand alone Director's Cut. I already loved the combat in Shadowrun but the improvements, especially to the matrix sound great.

Now the only thing for me to question is if I should play Dead Man's Switch and Dragonfall again and if I should wait for the epilogue to be out before playing Hong Kong.

Compare that, to the track that they've got in that trailer. It sounds like one of those fake Bond or Mission Impossible themes that people change ever so slightly to avoid copyright infringement.

Back on topic, hyped. I own Returns and Dragonfall, and while I haven't yet got around to finishing them yet, I played a fair bit of Returns and loved it.

I really should go back and get that finished =/

I have just done what I have never done before, I have pre-purchased this game.

in my defense, it was 33% cheaper

I do enjoy these games but I wish there was a little more to them. They're quite simplistic without genuine depth or challenge. I gladly backed this, and would again, but I hope the promised changes add a little something to the game.

KingsGambit:
I do enjoy these games but I wish there was a little more to them. They're quite simplistic without genuine depth or challenge. I gladly backed this, and would again, but I hope the promised changes add a little something to the game.

the point of these games are the tools for player generated context. that depth and challenge is there, you just have to look for it past the HBS campaign.

valium:

KingsGambit:
I do enjoy these games but I wish there was a little more to them. They're quite simplistic without genuine depth or challenge. I gladly backed this, and would again, but I hope the promised changes add a little something to the game.

the point of these games are the tools for player generated context. that depth and challenge is there, you just have to look for it past the HBS campaign.

It really isn't. I've tried the most popular UGC and even that is lacking. Most UGC is "Chapter 1" of a promised series or otherwise still in development. Don't mistake me; I admire anyone who creates mods for their creativity and dedication. That doesn't speak much for the quality, length, breadth or challenge of anything they create.

TBH, I don't think it's users' at fault. I think the "base game" itself is just...lacking in something. It's like a meal that tastes fine but doesn't satisfy and leaves you still hungry after. The concept is great, and there's some fun to be had, but it's missing the je ne sais quoi that makes a game great.

So. Fucking. Hype.

Dead Man's Switch was good, Dragonfall was fantastic, so this should be at least on par, if not better.

I really wish I had gotten wind of this before the Kickstarter ended. That messenger bag makes me moist.

Oh, this should be fucking GOLD. I wonder what sort of character I should make...

ArcaneGamer:
I remember using my christmas cash to buy Shadowrun Returns, and shortly after thinking "Why the Hell didn't I buy this sooner?!" and soon after I beat Dead Man's switch, went over to Dragonfall. Does anyone one know there's comics or novels talking about the early days of "The Awakening"? Because I'm rather curious.

I don't know much of anything about the setting's lore outside of the game, but I'm sure there probably are novels out there. For dead man switch, it possibly wasn't a bad thing you waited to play it, I believe they have implemented many of the improvements they included in Dragonfall into the original, which possibly made it a better experience.
Here's a list of the novels btw - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Shadowrun_books#Novels
Or check out this store, I've found it pretty decent in the past - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?filters=0_2410_1700_0_45208&page=1&sort=3a

 

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