"In August 2005, Shadowrun gets a new edition for the 21st century and beyond! The Fourth Edition of this highly successful cyberpunk-fantasy game still has the same high-tech, low-life mix of man, magic and machine that has made Shadowrun one of the top-selling roleplaying games of all time, along with many new features:
* The core mechanics are completely revised to be simpler and more streamlined for quicker, easier and more consistent play.
Matrix 2.0! An all-new level of wireless “augmented reality” overlays the real world, unleashing hackers to be mobile digital wizards.
* The year is 2070 five years since the System Failure took down the old Matrix, nine years since the passing of the comet unleashed wild and unexplained magic in the world. The Sixth World has changed. Some of the players are familiar, but there are new facesand new forcesat work in the shadows.
* Complete rules and world information in one volume playable the day you buy the book!
With an all-new graphic look and streamlined rules, Shadowrun is still the game you love only better! Humans, dwarfs, elves, orks and trolls use bleeding-edge technology and magic to survive the mean streets of tomorrow, while sprawl-dwelling shadowrunners dart their way through a dystopian future ruled by megacorporations."
I wonder how compatible it will be with first or second edition... I never bothered with third. Fourth, however, does sound interesting. Go to their site to read more about it.