Harebrained Schemes Release The First 'Shadowrun Returns' Gameplay Footage

Harebrained Schemes released the footage this morning to backers of the "Shadowrun Returns" Kickstarter (full disclosure: I'm a backer) from an alpha build of the RPG. "Shadowrun" creator Jordan Weisman provides commentary alongside the game's producer, Mitch Gitelman, giving our first glance at swappable costumes (new outfits will be available post-launch), keeping enemy AI unawares by using quiet weapons, and some of the spells you'll be using in the game.

From Harebrained Schemes:

Since our story is about secrets and lies, we decided that our video should walk you through a side-mission so you can get a clear sense of how the game is played without revealing any spoilers. In this mission, you’ve accepted a job from a reliable Fixer (who’s totally fronting for Aztechnology) to locate a rival corporate test lab and terminate the test (with extreme prejudice).

Remember as you watch the video that all the environments, conversations, and tactical situations you see were created using the Shadowrun Returns Editor - the same editor that will ship with the game on OSX and Windows. For us, re-energizing Shadowrun doesn’t just mean making a game for you to play and enjoy (although that sounds GREAT). It means creating a set of tools for YOU to experiment with, express yourself with, and share.

The Seattle-based developer also released a batch of screens to accompany the gameplay video.

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