Changyou’s World of Shadowbane opens its Steam page, lists a February release window


Back in December, we caught wind of the 2003 MMORPG Shadowbane preparing for a return on Steam after publisher Changyou snapped up the rights in 2012; you can read up the Game Archaeologist’s roundup if you’re curious about this one’s history. In that initial report, all signs pointed to a global release in late January after the game first released in 2015 in China as World of Shadowbane, but thanks to a tip about the game’s newly opened Steam page, it now looks like the title will arrive sometime in February of this year.

The new Steam page for World of Shadowbane offers up a rough rundown of its features, touting 12 races, 22 occupations, 48 affiliated occupations, more than 200 attribute points, and more than 500 skill points. It also prides itself on having “freedom and cruelty” as its characteristics, with open PvP available while also promising “a fair competition for power.” The Steam page also mentions in-app purchases, which seems to suggest a free-to-play launch, though nowadays that’s not necessarily a guarantee.

More information is likely to spring up in the weeks heading in to World of Shadowbane’s launch, but at least now we have a bit more information on this classic title’s return.

source: Steam, thanks to Aldorn for the tip!

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Hey that’s pretty cool. Heard a lot of good things about Shadowbane’s PvP. Will deff check it out when it releases.

Here’s to hoping the Warhammer Online RoR team can do something similar at some point.

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I might have to actually try this out. Really impressed and happy that an old MMO like this wasn’t just lost to the ether and is instead being funded to come back.