After a string of successful releases on the PC and mobile devices, “Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse” will officially be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on Sept. 4 for $29.99. The critically acclaimed adventure game will be available at all major retailers in Europe and Australia, while a digital version will be available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live for the rest of the world.
Originally a Kickstarter project by developer Revolution Software, “Broken Sword 5” surpassed its goal of $400,000 and ended up making $771,560 in total, thanks to the 14,000 backers it recruited. After being successfully funded, the game was made available to the Windows PC through Steam. It then made its way to mobile devices and the PlayStation Vita before finally getting the green light for a console version.
“The Serpent’s Curse” will come with a number of improvements from the PC version, as reported by Digital Spy. These improvements include additional sound effects and more detailed backgrounds, as well as the possibility to play the game with bespoke controls. The console version of the game will also come with an exclusive character gallery, so fans can read up on the previous adventures of George and Nico.
Retail versions of the game will also come with some bonus material. IGN reported that these versions of “Broken Sword 5” would come with the game’s comic book prelude. So far, physical versions of the game haven’t been confirmed for a North American release, so U.S. fans will have to stick with the digital.
As the game’s title states, “Broken Sword 5” is the fifth game of the series, after numerous iterations on a variety of platforms, including older computers and the original Sony PlayStation. All versions of the game feature George Stobbart and Nicole “Nico” Collard as the protagonists as they travel the world and go on several point-and-click adventures.
“Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse” has been a highly anticipated game ever since it was announced on Kickstarter, and reception to its release has been fairly positive. Whether the trend continues with the console versions remains to be seen.