Is there anyone left who hasn’t played a Broken Sword game on one platform or another? The first game in the adventure series—Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars—was released in 1996 for Windows, Mac and PlayStation. The latest—Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse—comes from a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, and is now available for iOS.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse follows the Broken Sword Director’s Cut and Broken Sword: Smoking Mirror to iOS release, and brings with it the familiar touch-based adventure/puzzle gameplay you expect from the series. It also brings a curse forged by the devil himself! And may be hidden beneath this couch cushion!
But before we get to that, here are the key features:
- An adventure across Europe, in classic 2D hand-drawn locations
- A rich storyline and unforgettable characters
- Unique puzzles and deft subterfuge requiring time-honored detective work
- An award-winning script and widely praised voice-acting
Now, back to the devil.
When a mysterious painting is stolen during an armed raid on a Paris gallery, George Stobbart and 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? 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…
Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse: Episode One is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and is available at the promotional price of $4.99 (£2.99 in the UK). Episode Two will soon follow via in-app purchase. The game is available now for PC, Linux and Mac from Steam and GOG.com.