Revolution Software today confirmed that Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse will release worldwide for PC on December 4th. In addition, the developer has revealed that this Broken Sword adventure will, unlike any before, run over two thrilling episodes, concluding in January 2014.
The game set crowdfunding records for a UK-developed game back in September 2012, when it raised $850,000 from 15,000 backers on Kickstarter. Those that pledged to receive a PC, Mac, or Linux copy of the game will get each episode as it become available.
The first part of the game will debut on PC / Mac / Linux through Steam, GOG.com, and Revolution’s own website store on December 4th, with a PlayStation Vita version to follow later in the month. The concluding episode of the game will be published on PC in January 2014. iOS and Android versions will follow shortly after each PC episode.
“Whilst this is very much a classic Broken Sword game in terms of production values and sense of adventure, we’re really breaking new ground with The Serpent’s Curse,” said Charles Cecil, Founder & CEO, Revolution Software. “The success of our Kickstarter appeal has allowed us to be hugely ambitious—each episode is a full sized game in its own right. So we will be publishing two action-packed adventures in close succession. The early response to the game has been hugely positive with some suggesting this is the best Broken Sword yet.”
When a mysterious painting is stolen during an armed raid on a Paris gallery, intrepid lawyer George Stobbart and feisty journalist Nico Collard are thrown, seemingly by chance, into the investigation together. 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? Their journey reveals a conspiracy as old as the written word, whose ancient heresies will cause innocent blood to spill once more…
A classic point-and-click adventure that feels utterly contemporary, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse has reunited key members from the Broken Sword team, with layout artists from studios such as Disney, Aardman, and Universal creating sumptuous, classically drawn backgrounds. The rich, lavish HD graphics evolve the art-style so loved in the previous Broken Sword games to a new level.
Episode 1 will be released on December 4th for PC, priced $14.99 for each episode or $24.99 to purchase both episodes together (if both episodes are pre-ordered, buyers get an additional 20% off for a $19.99 total price). Price and release dates for other formats to be confirmed.