London, UK– DECEMBER 19, 2008– Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced a publishing agreement to release the special edition of Broken Sword– Shadow of the Templars on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems.
“Ubisoft works with the very best development talent in the world,” said Alain Corre, Ubisoft EMEA Executive Director.“We jumped at the opportunity to work with Charles Cecil and Revolution to publish a game of the highest pedigree so perfectly suited for the Nintendo audience.”
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars– The Director’s Cut builds on the original, boasting a new and explosive narrative interwoven with the first story. New puzzles have been added for Nintendo DS and Wii that specifically utilize Nintendo's unique control methods. The game also features stunning animated facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, the artistic genius behind the comic book and upcoming movie, Watchmen.
“These new platforms and their innovative controls enabled us to translate and enrich the point-and-click gaming experience in a way that no other console allowed before,” said Charles Cecil, founder of Revolution Software and designer of the Broken Sword series.“Through Dave’s animated faces, the game’s characters are portrayed as empathetic and emotional– driving the narrative in a way that has never been done before in an adventure game. The Director’s Cut has allowed me to deliver my true vision for the series."
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars– The Director’s Cut starts with the player in control of charming Parisian photo-journalist Nicole Collard, who witnesses the brutal and horrifying murder of one of Paris’s richest and most influential statesmen. During her investigations, which feature exclusive new locations, Nico meets amiable American George Stobbart, who has been unwittingly caught up in the sinister and bloody theft of an ancient manuscript. Together, they are drawn into a terrifying conspiracy rooted in a long-forgotten medieval legend.
Expanding on the original classic storyline, The Director's Cut features tight scripting and an intense atmosphere from the explosive opening sequence to the gripping finale, where the full threat of the conspiracy is revealed.
Adds Charles Cecil,“The Director’s Cut features elements that enhance the original puzzles and storyline, which helps explain what happened prior to the start of the original game, and how it ties to later games in the series.”
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars– The Director’s Cut is scheduled for release on Wii and Nintendo DS in March 2009.
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About Revolution Software
Founded in 1990, Revolution Software is Europe’s most successful developer of narrative-driven games. As well as creating and writing the Broken Sword games, which have sold over three million copies worldwide and have earned over $100 million, the company has also developed games based on major TV and movie franchises for companies such as Disney, Dreamworks and Celedor. For more information please visit the Revolution Software website at http://www.revolution.co.uk.
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