Revolution has been publishing adventure games on PlayStation platforms since 1996 when Broken Sword — Shadow of the Templars launched for the original PlayStation. After finding success with three Broken Sword games for PlayStation (the second Broken Sword title was voted 5th best PlayStation game ever by Official PlayStation Magazine readers), we’re very pleased to bring our latest game to PS Vita with the backing of our faithful fans who funded development through a highly successful Kickstarter campaign.
Broken Sword 5 — The Serpent’s Curse: Episode One returns the series to its point and click roots in our most ambitious game to date. Playing as intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist Nico Collard, you’ll find yourself on the trail of a stolen painting — and a murderous conspiracy.
Our new game reunites key members from the original Broken Sword team, with layout artists from studios such as Disney, Aardman, and Universal who have created sumptuous, classically drawn backgrounds. The lavish HD art evolves the art style so loved in the previous Broken Sword games and looks particularly scrumptious on the Vita’s screen. Vita is an ideal device for our style of adventure game — the front and rear touch screen in combination with the analog stick and shoulder buttons give us a great toolset for an intuitive user interface.
As for the story, George and Nico are thrown into an investigation together when a mysterious painting is stolen during an armed raid on a Paris gallery. From Paris to London and beyond, the trail becomes a race against time as dark forces from Europe’s turbulent past are woken from their slumber. Broken Sword characters old and new are encountered — but who can George and Nico trust? The journey they are on reveals a conspiracy as old as the written word, whose ancient heresies will cause innocent blood to spill once more…
We hope this first episode leaves adventure gamers wanting more.