Shadowrun Returns ships for Mac and Windows: The legendary RPG makes its triumphant comeback!

Harebrained Schemes on Thursday released Shadowrun Returns, a brand new tactical role playing game based on the enormously popular tabletop RPG that later became a popular computer and console game. Shadowrun Returns has been released for OS X and Windows, with iOS and Android versions still in the wings. (Don't worry, Linux neckbeards - you haven't been forgotten about.)

Shadowrun, originally published as a desktop pen-and-paper RPG by FASA Corp., is set in the near-future world of 2050. Things have changed - people getting cybernetic implants to give themselves new abilities and megacorporations rule the land. What's more, the entire world has transformed as magic has suddenly reemerged after a long dormancy. Large numbers of ordinary people have been transformed into trolls, orks, elves and other magical creatures - and the ability to wield this magic is crucial.

You are a shadowrunner, a mercenary with specialized abilities suited to this strange new world. And in Shadowrun Returns, you set out to find a mysterious killer as you enlist the help of other shadowrunners and master new technology and magic to help save the day.

The game includes an editor (Mac and Windows-compatible) that lets you create and share your own campaign - so count on lots more Shadowrun Returns content appearing in the weeks and months ahead.

Harebrained Schemes raised the initial capital to develop Shadowrun Returns through Kickstarter.

Peter Cohen

Managing Editor of iMore, Mac and gaming specialist and all-around technologist. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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Shadowrun Returns ships for Mac and Windows: The legendary RPG makes its triumphant comeback!

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YES! I used to LOVE Shadowrun, both the RPG and SNES game, as a kid!!! I will 100% be installing this on my Macbook Air tonight!