Since the Shadowrun Returns kickstarter is nearing completion(I donated, and you should too!), seems like a good time for an update.
So, just what differentiates Shadowrun [Sega CD] from its western counterparts?
Quite a bit!
Shadowrun was one of the last Sega CD releases in Japan, and to this day remains one of the rarest. Shadowrun’s Sega CD version is a mixture of genres. It’s one part visual novel/graphic adventure, similar in vein to Snatcher and Rise of the Dragon, and one part grid-based Strategy RPG, along the lines of Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem.
Gives things an extra layer of depth(and time-consumption), no doubt.
If you’re worried the games Japanese aesthetics will distract from Shadowrun’s cyberpunk/dystopian future vibe, fear not.
Shadowrun SCD has that in spades.
The script is approaching the milestone of the first scenario’s completion, so stay tuned for more as we get there.
I really look forward to this translation and hope that you are still making progress.
Yep, we’re still pecking away at it. We appreciate the support.
This project is amazing. I wish you the best.
All the best from a hardcore fan, I tried to play this couple of years ago on my sega cd.. I will stay tune and wish real hard for your success.. I will be waiting not only the shadowrun returns game, but the old one as well
In regards to your other comment,
a little. 😉
sooooo glad that you are going to do this. i have been wanting to play this game for ages. how far along is the project btw?
Roughly 20% or so. Script is big.
Awesome news for the fans, the other kickstarter project for the online shadowrun is getting funded.
But more to the topic at hand, this game indeed does seems quite a translation challenge since it’s mostly text base. We’re all grateful.
I was wondering if you had any luck for the hacking?
This looks like its going to be a great game, all of your hard work is greatly appreciated.