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New trailer and screens from Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse

Global adventuring looks suspiciously like York through Revolution’s eyes…

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Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse – Parisian Sunset

Global adventuring looks suspiciously like York through Revolution’s eyes…

It’s been a good week for adventure gaming, seeing the release of episode 4 of the thoroughly modern Life is Strange and the first episode from the modern reboot of Sierra classic King’s Quest. That, combined with the veritable gamut of success experienced by Telltale Games over the past few years, has proved two things:

  1. Point-and-click adventure games are back.
  2. And they do rather well in an episodic format.

Revolution Software, developers of point-and-click royalty Lure of the Temptress and Beneath a Steel Sky, are perhaps better known in recent times for the Broken Sword series – the jet-setting adventures of the intrepid George Stoddart and Nico Collard – with amazing Hollywood-esque direction and always-classy presentation.

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Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse is the latest in George and Nico’s escapades, and will be making its way onto PS4 and Xbox One on September 4, 2015.

The game has already been seen on a number of other platforms (and split into a couple of episodes) following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, but the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse will be coming as an all-in-one retail package.

In the meantime, there’s a new trailer for Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse:

And also some brand-new screenshots:

Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse – Parisian Sunset Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse – Office Interior Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse – Talking to Bijou Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse – Battersea

…hang on a minute. That last image is called “Battersea” and that’s clearly supposed to be the iconic Battersea Power Station in the background. But that sign in the centre of the image is very far from Battersea.

The “Bile Beans” sign is actually taken from a street in York called Lord Mayor’s Walk:

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Bile Beans York

You can’t hide your York roots from us, Revolution Software!


Pre-order Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse from Amazon now.

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