Shadowrun Returns was a fantastic return of the turn-based, cyberpunk thriller earlier this year. The game is full of character and style, but it wasn’t until the Dragonfall DLC back in February that we really saw what Harebrained Studios were capable of and what they could do.
And while that DLC was fantastic, Harebrained Studios weren’t completely satisfied, so now they’ve gone and released a Director’s Cut of the expansion with loads more detail. Our coverage is coming soon, but for more details, take a read of what’s been added…
A Classic, Story-Driven RPG: One of the most memorable and complex RPG stories of the decade, Dragonfall hearkens back to the golden age of computer RPG’s with a novel-like branching narrative full of sharp prose and deep character development. Immerse yourself in a smart, 20+ hour campaign with a diverse cast of all-too-human characters.
A One-of-a-Kind Cyberpunk Setting: Experience the unique “Tech meets Magic” dystopian future of Shadowrun, a fan-favorite game setting now celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut is the perfect entry point to the setting for those with no prior Shadowrun experience, while providing plenty of classic Shadowrun characters and tech for veteran players to sink their teeth into.
Command Your Team: Lead a small team of shadowrunners – each with their own outlook, problems, and backstory. The members of your team are designed to play contrasting roles during missions, and each has a distinct set of skills, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. But it’s not all about the mission – each team member also has challenges to face in their own lives, which you can choose to brush aside or play an important part in.
Gripping, Turn-Based Tactical Combat: When you’re running the shadows, every turn matters. Choose your actions wisely – move to better cover, charge into melee, or lob a fireball into a crowd of enemies. With over 200 weapons and spells at your disposal, every turn is filled with meaningful choices.
Skill-Based Character Progression: Choose a starting character archetype and build from there. Street Samurai and Physical Adepts use advanced combat skills to dominate the battlefield, Shamans and Mages summon powerful allies and cast deadly spells, while Riggers and Deckers provide critical technological support, projecting their consciousness directly into drones and computer systems.Shadowrun: Dragonfall’s classless skill system allows you to grow your character in any direction you choose.
Shadowrun Editor: With the Shadowrun Editor, everyone is empowered to create and share their own stories and campaigns with the Steam Workshop community. This version of the Shadowrun Editor puts all assets from Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut as well as from Shadowrun Returns at the creator’s fingertips.
New in the Director’s Cut
Five All-New Missions: The Director’s Cut features five all-new original missions, including three related directly to the personal stories of the team members. These missions take you to previously-unseen locales – both within the Flux State and beyond – where you’ll have to face challenging enemies and make tough choices in order to help team members prevail.
Revamped Combat System: The Dragonfall combat system has received a major overhaul. An all-new armor system adds another tactical layer to the experience, while refined cover and damage mechanics emphasize the importance of battlefield positioning. Complementing these improvements is an upgraded AI system which reacts more intelligently and accurately to your actions.
Redesigned Interface: The Dragonfall in-game interface has also been rebuilt. Spells, items and abilities are now much easier to access, while improved combat feedback allows you to fully understand the tactical situation in any given encounter.
Customize Your Team: Guide your team members as they progress in each of their unique roles, choosing between different focus options to grant them new items and abilities. In addition, if you don’t like a team member’s default spell, item or weapon loadout, you can now customize what they bring on each mission.
Ten New Pieces of Original Music: Fan-favorite composer Jon Everist brings ten new tracks of moody cyberpunk music to the Dragonfall experience, including compositions based on the stories of individual members of your team.
The Complete Dragonfall Soundtrack: As a free bonus, the Director’s Cut includes the entire soundtracks from both Dragonfall AND our previous title, ShadowrunReturns. This also includes the brand new tracks exclusive to the Director’s Cut. Featuring music from the composers of the classic Shadowrun SEGA and SNES games, this exciting cyberpunk soundtrack pays homage to the past with a modern sentiment.
And Much More:
- Steam Achievements
- Steam Trading Cards – collect your favorite Dragonfall characters
- All-new alternate endings to the main campaign
- Enhanced visual effects including splatter and dismemberment, improved animations, and optional post-processing effects
- New bioware augmentations provide an extra edge on the battlefield… if you’ve got the nuyen
- A variety of new items, cyberware and spells
- Additional player customization options
- Expanded character development for several side characters
- Writing and design tweaks and polish throughout!
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