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Experience Shadowrun with your friends and plenty of enemies in an action strategy game and determine the future of the 6th world!
Experience Shadowrun with your friends and plenty of enemies in an action strategy game and determine the future of the 6th world!
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Stop the presses!

Posted by Cliffhanger Productions (Creator)
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Hoi Chummers!

When we announced our cooperation with Nordic Games last week, we told you that there were more exciting news on the horizon for the upcoming days and weeks. Today we’re going to share not one, but two red hot pieces of intel with you. So hold on tight – these are big ones!

Naming Game, Part II

Some of you might recall that in January we asked about the name Shadowrun Online or a possible different name. Back then we proposed Shadowrun 2076, but after reading through all your feedback and suggestions (thank you again for your great ideas!) and some more internal discussions, we headed your call and came up with a new one a good number of people seemed to like. So from this day forward, Shadowrun Online will be known as – drumroll, please! – Shadowrun Chronicles!

We think the new title does away with a couple of associations people had with “Online” that didn’t apply to our game and which led to some disappointed buyers and backers. “Chronicles” expresses our goal to continue to tell stories and release new content evolving from the collective actions of our players over time. As many of you have already surmised, the first chapter will be called Boston Lockdown, making the full title of our launch version Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown.

Launch in 3 … 2 … 1

A lot of people have asked us “When is this game going to come out”? We know we did take longer than we initially expected (and then some), but we’ve pushed through and are now approaching the finishing line fast. “How fast”, you ask? Very fast: We’re proud to announce that Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown will be available in retail stores as well as on Steam and other digital platforms on April 28th 2015.

We’ve also updated our trailer with some new footage and with the new title and launch date, so have a look!

We hope you agree that these are indeed exciting news and we're looking forward to discussing the game with all of you. See you in the Shadows, Chummers!

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    1. Cliffhanger Productions Creator on

      Work on physical backer rewards has increased in the last weeks - we now have a dedicated person assigned to negotiating contracts and collecting all the stuff we need to make the rewards. We're still working on the final timelines when everything will be ready (you might have read so already, but we need to send everything in bulk or postage will be very high), but you can expect to get a new survey regarding adresses and (if applicable) T-Shirt and Hoodie-Sizes within the next weeks.

    2. Jonathan Cadle on

      Any word on the mini figures or any of the other physical backer rewards? Just curious.

    3. Eric Friesen on

      Good choice on the new name.

    4. hotmumbo on

      Great name choice and very happy to hear that its going live 2 weeks after my birthday :). I haven't been playing with the early access for awhile but will definitely start getting into it again in prep for the release. Great job guys!

    5. Cliffhanger Productions Creator on

      @Antifnity: Crew names were part of the 2013 surveys, so if you did that one, you most likely picked a crew name. If you want to discuss what you settled for back then, please send us a message here on Kickstarter or email us at sro-support@cliffhanger-productions.com.

    6. Jalister on

      I like the new name, and I think it's a good fit.

    7. Ian Hart
      Superbacker
      on

      Great news!
      I pledged at the co-op tier, did I already get a chance to name my crew? And if so, is it too late to change it? I back a lot of Kickstarters, so I don't really remember what I've done with this one.

    8. J.R. Riedel on

      Its good you have a date now. Good luck.

    9. Cliffhanger Productions Creator on

      @ET3D: No. As we announced we're right now concentrating on the PC versions only. We'll have more updates on the other versions post launch.

      @Siygess: Unfortunately we closed donations when we launched into Early Access. However you can suggest to your friends to buy Shadowrun Chronicles on Steam - they will be able to play Early Access from the start till launch and from April 28th on these will be full versions.

    10. Siygess on

      I guess it's too late to pledge for some extra copies for my friends? ;)

    11. ET3D on

      Does the release date apply to the Android version too?