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Free Shadowrun: Hong Kong expansion will add five hours of play

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong

It's been all quiet on the Shadowrun: Hong Kong front since the fantasy-cyberpunk RPG was released last summer. But developer Harebrained Schemes announced over the weekend that a Shadowrun: Hong Kong Extended Edition is in the works, and that everyone who already owns the original release will be updated for free.

There are no details at this point, but Harebrained said on Facebook that the update will another five-plus hours of gameplay, and more than 100 minutes of developer commentary. A sample of the commentary, discussing some early concepts of NPC Kindly Cheng, is posted on Soundcloud.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong earned a solid score of 70/100 in our August review, in which we declared it “the best Shadowrun to date,” but noted that the franchise as a whole is getting a little long in the tooth. Even so, there are few genres that hold up to the years as well as RPGs, and more of a good one is always welcome.

Thanks, Destructoid.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.