Ubisoft has confirmed plans to publish a special edition of classic adventure game Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars on Wii and Nintendo DS.
In July VideoGamer.com broke the news that York-based developer Revolution Games, the studio behind classics Beneath a Steel Sky and the Broken Sword series, was working on an update for the DS following an interview with point and click adventure game legend and managing director Charles Cecil.
Just last month Cecil told VideoGamer.com that an announcement on the new game was “imminent”.
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut, will, according to the official release from publisher Ubisoft, build on the original, boast a new and explosive narrative interwoven with the first story, add new puzzles and will specifically utilize Nintendo’s unique control methods.
Most excitingly, the game will feature animated facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, the artistic genius behind the comic book and upcoming movie, Watchmen.
Said Cecil: “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. 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.”
He added: “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.