Revolution Software announced today that the release of their upcoming title Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse: Episode One will be launching worldwide on December 4 for PC. The point-and-click adventure will also be coming in two parts with the story concluding in January 2014.
Revolution Software first announced the development of The Serpent’s Curse when they launched their Kickstarter back in September last year. The Kickstarter, of course, was successful and set crowdfunding records for a UK-developed game back in when it raised $850,000 from 15,000 backers. Those that pledged to receive a PC, Mac or Linux copy of the game will get each episode as it become available.
Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse has gone back to the games roots keeping the same hand-painted art style as the Shadow of the Templars and The Smoking Mirror. It also features everyone’s favourite protagonist George Stobart and his partner in crime as it where, Nicole Collard who are back in a familiar setting, Paris, France.
Once again George and Nico are thrown, seemingly by chance, into the 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..
The first episode will debut on PC / Mac / Linux through Steam, GOG.com, and Revolution’s own website store on December 4, 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.
Episode 1 will be released on December 4th for PC, priced £9.99 per episode / £14.99 if both episodes are bought together. Price and release dates for other formats to be confirmed.