Catalyst Game Labs has a lot to be excited about, as the company has announced that its upcoming deck building game, Shadowrun Crossfire, is now at the printers. There have been a handful of delays on the product getting to this stage of production, but Catalyst has taken the time to outline all of the speed bumps on the official Shadowrun blog. The company’s excitement may have gotten the best of them, but it hasn’t stopped them from pressing forward.
As the blog states, the first roadblock was trying to get the game printed domestically. Even though Catalyst worked hard to prevent it, they’ve decided to have the game printed overseas. At the same time as the core game is being released a Demo Kit will be available as well. Each retailer that orders a set number of the core game will receive a free Demo Kit to help with play in their stores.
To add to all this, the Character Pack 1 is heading to the printers as well. It’s an expansion pack that includes 20 Character cards, 1 each of the Basic cards, and a pack of character upgrade stickers like in the core set, all with new artwork. There will also be a unique Character card with promotional art included with every purchase of the first printing of the core set.
Catalyst outlines each step of the current printing process on the blog post, but essentially what’s to take from it is that we’ve still got a bit before the game hits shelves. Right now we’re looking at about a month and a half before the final copies are loaded up and put on a boat. Specifically we’re looking at somewhere between July and September of this year. Right now it looks like the game won’t be at Gen Con this year, but we can’t be sure. Still, the game is coming and it won’t be too terribly long before we can get our runs on.