Following the massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Broken Sword 5 (The Serpent's Curse) will be made. Not only that, but it will be made the way that Revolution wanted it to be made. Following a massively successful outcome of fans, and a consequent fundraising total in excess of the $800,000, Revolution have promised to achieve their 'wildest ambitions' in making this the masterpiece that we fans know it can be.
Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse is to be released in Autumn 2013 on PC, Mac, iOS and Android formats. Console formats, although likely, are yet to be confirmed (fingers crossed).
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The Saga Continues
We Broken Sword fans understand the combination of fine craftsmanship, intricate well-realised artwork, and complex interwoven storylines that make the series the success that it is. Unlike most internationally successful series however, Broken Sword has maintained its allure - it stands out from the crowd. And this is exactly as we fans like it. Playing as George or Nico, we become a part of the Broken Sword story ourselves - we really do join them in their adventures, in their triumphs, fears, losses and in their feelings for eachother.
From the detailed and beautiful rendering of picturesque backdrops in the first two Broken Sword installments to the impressive (but opinion dividing) 3D engines of the third and fourth, the game has managed to maintain its character - combining fantastic voice acting (namely from Rolf Saxon as George) and a magnificent combination of darkness, dry humour and challenging puzzles. Combining historical reality and fiction in an in-depth (and often plausible) way serves to add an element of realism to the escapist and stylish artwork that epitomizes the Broken Sword series.
Any synopsis of the Broken Sword games wouldn't be complete without mentioning the games' soundtracks. Of the scores, those of the first two are the most notable, and the most memorable (in my opinion at least). They were composed by Barrington Pheloung, famous too for scoring the atmospheric British Detective series Inspector Morse, whose soundtrack at times echoes that of Broken Sword 1 and 2. Ben McCullough composed the (also impressive) soundtrack to both Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon and also Broken Sword: The Angel of Death.
Broken Sword - The Serpent's Curse is now in production; due out in Autumn 2013.
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