Publisher: FASA Studio
Developer: Microsoft Game Studios
Format: DVD for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and CD-ROM for the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating system
ESRB Rating: Pending
Product Overview:FASA Studio, the creative minds behind "MechWarrior®" and "CrimsonSkies®," are back with "Shadowrun," the new multiplayer first-personshooter (FPS) based on the much-beloved role-playing game (RPG)franchise. "Shadowrun" propels team-based combat into a new dimensionwith a revolutionary blend of modern weaponry and ancient magic. Up to16 players can battle for control of this new world through Xbox360-to-Windows Vista online compatibility. In "Shadowrun" players viefor supremacy in a constantly evolving battlefield where advancedtechnology and ancient magic provide an unprecedented and high-velocitytactical action experience.
Rich legacy brought to life.After a 5,000-year absence, magic has returned to the world of 2021,and global corporate might battles a relentless ancient order toharness this reawakened power. Be a part of the RNA, a globalmegacorporation, and bring order (and profit) to a world of chaos. Orjoin the Lineage to keep magic wild and free at all costs. Choose aside and wage war for the future of magic in the new world of"Shadowrun."Bending reality and changing the rules of combat.Dive into a universe where ancient magic co-exists with deadlyweaponry, and experience a revolution in multiplayer FPS gaming.Purchase advanced technology and magic for each round in anextraordinary arms race to improve your abilities and open new tacticsfor your team. Use your cybernetic eye to spot your enemy throughwalls, teleport behind your opponents in the blink of an eye, trigger ahologram as a distraction, and cut them down with a burst from yourrifle to clear the room before they even know you are there.Intense cross-platform multiplayer action.For the first time ever, Xbox 360 and Windows Vista gamers can competeas a team or as foes. Experience a quantum leap in interactivity asconsole and Windows Vista-based PC gamers battle for supremacy onlinevia Windows Vista and the Xbox Live® service. While "Shadowrun" gamerswill battle endlessly for the right to be crowned the last manstanding, they will also struggle to answer the question of which isthe more-efficient killer: a Windows®-based PC or Xbox 360. Through theunprecedented cross-platform functionality, up to 16 gamers using botha Windows-based PC and the Xbox 360 console will participate togetherin the ultimate multiplayer frag-fest. Don't be sidelined onto oneplatform: Control your own destiny and play on the console or the PC.The Windows Vista experience.Windows gamers can participate in their own next generation of gamingas "Shadowrun" ushers in the era of Windows Vista. Through the power ofthe Windows Vista platform, "Shadowrun" promises a visually stunning,over-the-top action experience.Classic races reinterpreted for a new world.Experience the thrill of combat as magic reawakens creatures of legend.Humans are joined by elves, dwarves and trolls in a battle forsupremacy among soaring corporate towers and an ancient ziggurat ofpower. Strike a balance on your team with races possessing uniqueabilities that complement your weapons and tactics.The ultimate online (and offline) battlefield.Fight against or alongside AI teammates or join up with friends againstall comers via System Link, Split-screen, LAN and Xbox Live. Fill outyour team with incredible AI characters that respond to each tacticalsituation and provide an unparalleled team experience. Train offlinewith the robust AI, or play through a host of minigames cooperativelyonline with your friends as you master the magic and technology of"Shadowrun."
Developer Information: FASAStudio is composed of the extraordinary talent that brought gamers"MechWarrior," "MechAssault®" and "Crimson Skies" for the PC and Xbox®.
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