It’s a pretty safe bet that most people have never played, let alone heard of the 12 year old Broken Sword series of point-and-click adventure games. This is unfortunate because not only are they excellent, featuring un-stupid puzzles, great characters and amazing animation (still hold up today), but if more people were hip to the story, which involves the Knights Templar, Dan Brown’s literary abortion, The DaVinci Code and the cinematic afterbirth that followed wouldn’t be all up in our business. Luckily, Revolution Software and Ubisoft are bringing the first entry in the series, Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars, back (again) for Wii and DS with additional content to make mouths happy.
On top of attaching an additional “director’s cut” subtitle to the already wordy name, Revolution is beefing up the storyline to give a stronger backstory and deeper ties to the sequels, adding more puzzles and locations (yay!) and bringing famed comic book artist Dave Gibbons — he worked on a little project called Watchmen, which is kind of a big deal — to tweak the animations, making them extra super sexy.
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut is due out March 2009 for Wii and DS in Europe and North America. Peep the original 1996 trailer for the game up top and tell me that clown doesn’t scare the ever-loving beejezus out of you.