If you yearn for classic 2D point and click adventures from the 90s, and you haven’t played a Broken Sword game, now could be the perfect chance. Revolution Sofware and Ravenscourt have announced that Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is headed to Nintendo Switch on September 21 ($29.99).
Broken Sword 5 stars the always plucky American George Stobbart and eternally sassy French journalist Nico Collard with another globe-trotting murder mystery that involves ancient orders and historical artifacts. While the two leads have starred in each Broken Sword game, each game tells its own complete story, so you don’t have to play the first four to understand what’s going on (but I would heartily recommend the first two games if you like classic adventure games).
The new Switch version includes a unique user interface that allows players to switch seamlessly between Joy-Con and touch screen controls to uncover secrets and manipulate puzzles. The game also comes bundled with several never-before-seen behind the scenes videos of the making of Broken Sword 5.
“Switch is so wonderfully accessible – and adventures offer the ideal portable game experience,” said Charles Cecil, CEO and Founder of Revolution Software. “We were determined to make the most of the Nintendo’s innovative hardware with exclusive content and controls. This really is the ideal way to experience Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse.”
Broken Sword 5 was the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012. It launched in two parts in 2013 and 2014 for PC, then mobile, then on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015. Broken Sword 5 is considered a triumphant return to form for the classic adventure series after 3 and 4 stumbled in a forced transition to 3D.
Broken Sword 5: the Serpent’s Curse will arrive on Switch on September 21. It’s rated T for Teen, with themes similar to a PG-13 mystery-thriller (think The Da Vinci Code).