Microsoft Game Studios announces that both the Windows Vista and Xbox 360
editions of Shadowrun are gold, and that FASA's cross-platform (but not
cross-Windows) shooter should be in stores on May 29:
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 May 29
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the eagerly awaited and innovative
first-person shooter (FPS) Shadowrun has gone gold and will begin hitting
retailers throughout North America on May 29.
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 teambased gameplay for an unparalled combat experience.
Utilizing both the Xbox LIVE and Games For Windows LIVE network, Shadowrun tears
down the walls between friends and gamer communities on the Xbox 360 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 optimized 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 neighboring, 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
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
Humans, elves, dwarves and trolls, can pick up Shadowrun for the estimated
retail price of $59.99 for Xbox 360 and $49.99 for Windows Vista. Shadowrun is
rated M for Mature, for gamers 17 years old and above.
* Cross-platform play requires either an Xbox LIVE Gold account or a Games for
Windows LIVE Gold account and hard drive.