Gaming communities on Xbox 360 and Windows Vista will come together for the first time over Xbox LIVE and Games For Windows – LIVE, when "Shadowrun" teleports to retailers 14 June
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the eagerly awaited and innovative first-person shooter (FPS) "Shadowrun" has gone gold for Windows VistaTM and Xbox 360TM and will begin hitting retailers throughout Australia on 14 June.
From renowned developer FASA Studio, the team that brought you the Xbox LIVE® launch title "MechAssault®", and the lead designer behind the original "Halo®", Shadowrun incorporates ancient magic and advanced technology into strategic and clever team-based gameplay for rich and deep combat experience.
Utilising both the Xbox LIVE and Games For Windows® – LIVE network, "Shadowrun" tears down the walls between friends and gamer communities on the Xbox 360 console and Windows Vista-based PC by letting as many as 16 gamers play together, regardless of platform*. Not only does "Shadowrun" bring these communities together, it also extends the features gamers love on Xbox LIVE, such as gamertags, achievements, friends lists and integrated voice communication, onto the PC through Games for Windows – LIVE. "Shadowrun" is optimised for a multiplayer online experience – which requires an Xbox LIVE Gold account** on Xbox 360 or Silver account on Games for Windows – LIVE.
"Shadowrun" will ship with nine unique maps and an additional three map variations, showcasing dynamic environments set in a futuristic Santos, Brazil, and its neighbouring, ancient Ziggurat. "Shadowrun" includes six training chapters, allowing gamers the opportunity to fine-tune their strategy and lethal combinations against the intuitively smart and talented A.I. bots. Gamers can also play with bots at four levels of difficulty on every map and with every game type.
After a 5,000-year absence, magic has returned to the world of "Shadowrun". It is 2031 and global corporations battle a relentless ancient order to harness this reawakened power. Be a part of the RNA, a global mega-corporation, and bring order (and profit) to a world of chaos. Or join the Lineage to keep magic wild and free at all costs. Choose a side and wage war for the future of magic in the new world of "Shadowrun". Players vie for supremacy in an intense FPS experience, in the "Shadowrun" universe, that rewards cleverness, cunning and split-second improvisation through a unique combination of modern weapons, ancient magic and advanced technology.
Humans, elves, dwarves and trolls, can pick up "Shadowrun" for the recommended retail price of $69.95 for Xbox 360 and $69.95 for Windows Vista from 14 June.