Years ago when I was living in Florida, our friends gathered around the dining room table to start a game of Shadowrun. It was my first experience with tabletop, and even though we were never invited back to continue the game, I enjoyed my playtime with my little techno shapeshifter immensely. I was delighted therefore to learn that Cliffhanger Productions is working on an MMO built in this uniquely cyberpunk universe.
Shadowrun Online will allow players to live in a world that blends technology with magic, and feature both an action mode and a top-down city mode where you prepare for your missions. It sounds a little like the lobby system in Vindictus, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I tend to prefer my MMOs more on the persistent end of things, but that's just me.
We don't know much about the game as of yet, so I can't even begin to guess at a release date, but I will anyway -- let's say May 12, 2012. Sounds good, right? We'll give you more details as we get them.