Revolution is making a new Broken Sword game for the PS Vita and it is going to become an episodic series, with the first episode coming tomorrow. The next one is likely to arrive early next year. The announcement post on the EU PS blog:
“Revolution has been publishing adventure games on Sony platforms since 1996 when Broken Sword – Shadow of the Templars launched for the original PlayStation. After finding success with three Broken Sword games for Sony (the second Broken Sword title was voted fifth best PlayStation game ever by Official PlayStation Magazine readers) we are very pleased to bring our latest game to PlayStation 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, out on PS Vita tomorrow priced €12.99 with a 20% discount for PS Plus members, 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 lush on the PS Vita screen. PS Vita is an ideal device for our style of adventure game – the front and rear touch screen in combination with the analogue stick and shoulder buttons give us a great toolset for an intuitive user interface.
As for the story, George and Nico are cast together again 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? Their investigative journey reveals a conspiracy as old as the written word, whose ancient heresies will cause innocent blood to spill once more…
Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse: Episode One will be followed by an exciting second game (Episode Two) in the first quarter of 2014. The two episodes can be purchased separately or together (with a cost savings on the bundle). We hope this first episode leaves adventure gamers wanting more – and we’ll looking forward to delivering the second episode early next year.”