Shadowrun Returns is releasing this thursday, new launch trailer

How’s your wallet faring after the heat of the Steam Summer Sales? I’m asking this because there is one more title you should keep an eye on this week: Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun Returns.

The much anticipated and successful 2012 Kickstarter game is in actual fact releasing this Thursday, and will be made available for iOS, Mac, Android and PC. Take a look at its launch trailer.

The original Shadowrun still remains amongst the most popular role-playing games of all time; it has spawned a vast franchise and gained a huge cult following ever since it was first created 25 years ago. Creator Jordan Weisman sought to bring the cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun back to life in a modernized version of the classic turn-based tactical RPG.

Shadowrun Returns will be a 2D turn-based single player game with emphasis put on story, meaningful characters, and contextual tactical combat. With a touch of magic and its eery cyberpunk art-style, the game is looking like it may well revive the old glory of the original game. I’m definitely sold if that is the case!