During a developer demo of the Issue 8 augments and scenario system (full article coming later today or early from Bill Murphy), Joel Bylos let slip that Issue 8 will be releasing next week giving players full access to the brand new Augments System, Scenarios, and the Council of Venice Story setting up the Issue 9 tale that will take players into Tokyo.
Speaking of Tokyo, Joel also let loose a few minor details:
Tokyo will include the Aegis system, and Joel cryptically hinted that this will be a massive lateral progression system that will further diversify the build of your characters.
Additionally, it's still undecided whether Tokyo will be have to be purchased to access, or if it will be free to all players so be sure to let your voice be heard on the forums!
The full in-depth preview of Issue 8 and the brand new Augments and Scenario systems will be coming later today. For now, let us know what you want the Aegis system to be all about and how much you're looking forward to Tokyo in Issue 9!