Latish news, but cool: Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall out in January 2014.

As everybody has noted, ‘the Berlin expansion’ just wasn’t cutting it as a name. Dragonfall is scheduled for the end of next month:

Developer Harebrained Schemes have revealed in a Kickstarter update that the expansion will feature a new full-length campaign, a new city location (Berlin, naturally), new weapons, new cyberware, new enemies, and new game editor features. You’ll also (finally) have the ability to save anywhere, much to the excitement of most players.

I should go take a gander at what’s new in user-generated content. I’ve been letting it percolate.

Good news / bad news on the Shadowrun Returns front.

Bad news: they’re delaying the Berlin DLC until next January.  Good news: it’s going to be bigger.

We’ve heard a lot of questions from you wondering what to expect from Berlin. Well, our original plan called for a modest-sized campaign that we could ship by the end of October. However, after listening to your forum discussions and feedback, it became clear that you would like to see something bigger (and so would we). So, we’ve decided to spend more time on Berlin to create an experience closer to the size of Dead Man’s Switch. A story of that scope will take longer, so we’re targeting January for its release.

Guess I should go check the Steam content packs again, then.

Moe Lane

PS: The savegame issue is apparently going to be a real bear, thanks to the way the game is designed.  I dunno how they’re going to solve it, sorry.