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A Shadowrun cyberpunk cRPG set in 2056's Magically Awakened Hong Kong by the developers of Shadowrun Returns & Dragonfall.
A Shadowrun cyberpunk cRPG set in 2056's Magically Awakened Hong Kong by the developers of Shadowrun Returns & Dragonfall.
31,497 backers pledged $1,204,726 to help bring this project to life.

The Shadows of Hong Kong Bonus Campaign Is Here!!

Posted by Harebrained Schemes LLC (Creator)

We are pleased to announce that the Shadows of Hong Kong bonus campaign is now available as part of a free update to Shadowrun: Hong Kong.This update also adds the developer audio commentary Kickstarter reward and a variety of small game improvements such as new visual effects, updated dialogue, and editor features for User Generated Content.

So, we’ve rebranded the title asShadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition to reflect all the new content. Hong Kong has never been better!

The Extended Edition update is free for all Backers and existing owners of Shadowrun: Hong Kong - to receive the update, you just need to go to your chosen game store (Steam, GOG, or Humble) and download it as you would any other game update. (On Steam this should be automatic.)

Shadows of Hong Kong Bonus Campaign
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. 

To play the bonus campaign: after updating to the latest version of the game, select “New Game” from the main title screen menu (see below) to find the new campaign and continue your adventure! Note: You must have completed the main Shadowrun: Hong Kong campaign in order to play Shadows of Hong Kong. When you start Shadows of Hong Kong you will be able to select a high-karma character to import from any valid "final save" file to continue the story with.

Over 100+ Minutes of Audio Commentary!
The team had a great time recording the Audio Commentary for the game.You’ll hear more about character motivations, the interesting choices you’re familiar with, or perhaps even some Easter Eggs you may have missed. (SPOILER ALERT: If you want to discover these things on your own, listen at your own risk - the Commentary assumes that you’ve already played the game!)

Interactive audio icons are spread throughout the game where the various areas are discussed. Our hope is that you have some extra fun along with us and learn a little something more about the game at the same time. Audio commentary can be enabled in the Options menu.

Here’s a quick taste of the audio commentary.

I Didn’t Get My Key for the Game Yet! What’s Up With That?
If you haven’t claimed your Shadowrun: Hong Kong reward key, just go to this BackerKit site where you can enter your Kickstarter email address. You’ll receive an email from BackerKit with a link that will take you directly to your account. Just click on the Get Your Digital Rewards button and then copy and paste your key into the correct store.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong e-Novel and Into the Shadows Annotated Anthology

We’re happy to let you know that you can now download the Shadowrun: Hong Kong e-Novel by Mel Odom ($25 Backers), and the annotated version of Into the Shadows ($100 Backers). You’ll find download files or links to all of these in your BackerKit account. If you need help finding your account, just follow the directions given above to find keys. If there are any rewards you haven’t received, please contact us to let us know and we’ll be sure to follow up.

Your Shadowrun: Hong Kong Sourcebook ($75 Backers) still needs a smidge more love but we expect to make that available in the next week or so.

One small request - if you like the game, please tell all your RPG-loving friends! As a small, indie company, we rely on word-of-mouth to spread the news about our releases. The easiest way to do this is to head over to Facebook or Twitter and share or retweet our release announcements - it's amazing how just clicking a button can help boost the signal.

The Extended Edition is on sale for 50% off for a limited time on Steam and GOG right now so it’s a great time to pick it up! (And if you know anyone that hasn’t played any of our Shadowrun titles yet, the Shadowrun Triple Pack is ALSO 50% off on Steam.)

We know we say it a lot but we really mean it - THANK YOU! Your support of our Shadowrun games and Harebrained Schemes means the world to us. We love making Shadowrun games for you and hope to return to the 6th World again someday!

Have fun!

PS: We know y’all like your RPGs (obviously) but if you’re interested 3d action games, roguelikes, drop-in co-op multiplayer, or cool minimalist art, HBS’ new game Necropolis has got all your bases covered. It comes out on March 17th and is available for presale on Steam right now! Check out the trailer! 


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    1. Alfonso de Lozar on

      Thanks!! I'm playing the main campaign and I'm enjoying it a lot ☺ It made me play again Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun Dragonfall

    2. Jeremie Lariviere

      cool update, thanks

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      Hampus Jensen on

      Any chance you could export the commentary to standard audio files and put in the game directory? One big file with commentary in the order you run in to them or better yet individual file numbered by order and subject in title?

      Don't get me wrong, I love having the commentary in the game, it's the best way to do it but then it should be in from the start. As much as I'd want to I just don't have the time to replay the game for the commentary.

    4. Harebrained Schemes LLC 4-time creator on

      @cb.spike - Shoot us an email at and we'll try to help out.

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      RizosXristos on

      You guys rock!!!

      Please make more Shadowrun rpgs!

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      Conan on

      This is fantastic. You guys are great.

    7. Sofa_Tr0n on

      Super excited to get more Shadowrun in my bloodstream! They keep getting better and better :) I can't wait to see where the shadows take us next!

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      Six on

      Put in about an hour so far into the new campaign and if not for a mayor power outage taking out half the town I'd still be playing it. Awesome!

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      Rowena on

      Omg yes!! While I had no interest in the Shadowrun universe prior to Shadowrun Returns this series just blew me away and has become one of my favorite game series of all time! So glad to get more of it :)

      Oh and I'm really excited to see what's coming next. Keep up this fantastic series!! You rock guys ^^

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      cb.spike on

      Mac version is not working after update. I only have black screen and music, that is all.

    11. Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM

      Time to take my Dwarf hacker/rigger out of retirement for one more run. :D

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      Azriel on

      YES! get a little more for my shadowrun fix. So, going to have another shadowrun kickstarter any time soon? Any chance we can have a sequel and export our characters/crew? HK had such a good rememberable crew, would not mind seeing more of them.

      If there is one thing I would love to see is more RPG stuff. Like long branching dialog, different solutions to problems, use game mechanics like stealth assassinations (instead of run and gun everything). More world to explore and NPC's to meet, Etc.

      Great games that have come out though!

    13. Dan Asenlund on

      @Erik Fleuter

      That's what I wanted to hear, thanks! Not that I actually thought the saves would be lost, but with the enchantingly wondrous journey that Shadowrun: Hong Kong has been so far (and not wanting to disembark anytime soon) I thought I'd rather be safe than sorry... Thanks for an awesome game, chummers!

    14. scott edwards on

      Is there any thoughts on earth dawn rpg

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      Awesome, I can't wait to delve back into Shadowrun! Thanks for this, guys, and I hope there'll be another game to look forward to soon!

    16. astuffds on

      Thank you Harebrained Schemes. Lots of love x))

    17. Harebrained Schemes LLC 4-time creator on

      @Michael Atherton - It's a busy day today but if you shoot us an email at we might be able to make that happen.

      @Matthew Dimalanta - We don't have any plans to create an audio version of the book at the moment. Sorry about that.

      @Randy Snow - Thanks for sayting so - we really appreciate it!

    18. Randy Snow on

      Really love you HBS. You deliver what you promise, and always go above and beyond with what your given.

      I eagerly await whatever else your crew has coming down the pipe, and look forward to more SR in the future.

      Rock on.

    19. Matthew Dimalanta

      Will Mel Odom's book be available on audiobook? I loved his previous Shadowrun books, however, I work 60 hours a week and have a wife and 2 kids. I don't really have time to sit down and read without my kids up my rear end. I "read" all my books on audible these days when I am in transit.

      I know it was said during the campaign that they would try to get it as an audiobook, but I wanted to confirm that it would be happening.

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      Michael Atherton on

      Is there a high res version of the promo art for the extended edition available? I really like it and was thinking of setting it as my desktop wallpaper.

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      Erik Fleuter on

      @Dan Asenlund The update won't affect your saves. Just adds more to play! (I'm here at HBS)

    22. Dan Asenlund on

      Awesome! But the automatic Steam update isn't going to affect our savefiles in the old version, right? I really hope it won't as I'm at the end of the campaign and don't want to start over... Kinda scared to open Steam at the moment, haha.

    23. Harebrained Schemes LLC 4-time creator on

      @Oberon - Shoot us an email at with the steps you're taking to upgrade. We'll follow up with GOG to make sure it's set up right, too.

    24. drow on

      totes awsums. now, i need a kickstarter for more free time. anyone?

    25. Oberon on

      Gog is not allowing me the update for free. It wants me to buy it:(.

    26. Rivercliff on

      Unlike so many other companies, both on & off Kickstarter, you folks never disappoint!

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      Chris King on


      The update mentions that this version includes new editor features for user-generated content. Are those new features described somewhere?

    28. GI Joker on

      My elven street mage, Fate, is ready for some vengeance.

    29. Jean-Luc Picard on

      Awesome, this means I can begin my first playthrough. Remember kids, never play games at release.

    30. AKDM on

      Thanks a ton :)

    31. RC on

      WOOOHOOOO!!!!! ^_^