Confirms Next-Generation Broken Sword Title
Internet Speculation, Adventure Games Specialist Reveals
Vision for the Future of Adventure Gaming.
two million fans of Revolution’s Broken Sword 1 and
2 adventures will be celebrating today, as the York-based
developer has confirmed that the third instalment in its
hugely-successful series has been given the green light.
Internet sites began speculating about the existence of
the title last week, Revolution can reveal that Broken
Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is in development for PlayStation
2, Xbox and PC.
game is scheduled for release in 2002.
are still firmly under wraps, but Charles Cecil, managing
director of Revolution Software, has confirmed that the
series will take adventure gaming to the next level.
we’re immensely proud of the previous two games,
we felt that we had taken the point and click adventure
as far as technology would allow,” reveals Charles.
“We have been experimenting with the next-generation
development systems and now have a clear vision, both
technically and creatively, as to how to bring the series
bang up to date, with a new look and new style of play
– but the same high production values upon which
we have built our reputation.
design document and provisional script for Broken Sword:
The Sleeping Dragon have been completed, and we’re
tremendously excited about the ideas. George Stobbart
and Nico will return once again – though they will
have matured in both characterisation and appearance.
have a clear and exciting vision for the next generation
of adventure games. The advance in technology finally
allows us to create a visually stunning game with a strong
atmosphere and plot that exploits the opportunities of
a full 3D world
very much as a dark crime thriller, with the look and
feel of a Hollywood action film, the game will place new
demands on players, as they explore a whole new world
full of exotic locations. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
will require a mix of skills in order to succeed –
including stealth, combat and puzzle solving – making
this truly the next generation of adventure games. The
game’s set pieces will be truly explosive and offer
scope for a new breed of puzzle.
the way, gamers will meet some old friends and some new
adversaries – all the while battling against an enemy
and threat based upon present-day myths; in short, the
kind of rich plot which has ensured the global popularity
of the previous two games.”