Today at Gamescom, Revolution Software has made two major announcements: a new Broken Sword game is in the works, and Shadow of the Templar is getting a 4K remaster. Hype. So much hype.
Way back in 2015, Revolution Software’s Charles Cecil told us that a Broken Sword 6 would happen. But the company was working on something else first. That something else turned out to be Beyond a Steel Sky which, as excellent as it was, wasn’t a new Broken Sword. We’ve been patient, though, and eight years later, the next Broken Sword game has finally been announced. It’s called Broken Sword – Parzival’s Stone.
Sadly, there’s no release date for Parzival’s Stone just yet. We imagine there’ll be quite a wait for it still, but knowing it’s in development is exciting enough. Coming to consoles, PC and mobile, it’s said to sport “revolutionary ‘super 2D’ visuals”. It once again stars George and Nico getting embroiled in a dark mystery: this time involving Nazi treasure hunters and brutal medieval histories.
But while it may still be a way off, there’s something in the pipeline to keep us going: Broken Sword – Shadow of the Templars: Reforged. It’s a 4K “reinvention” of the first game in the series, coming to console, PC and mobile. It’ll sport crisp visuals and an enhanced experience – and it’s set to launch in early 2024.
Watch the teaser trailer for both below:
Honestly, this is music to our ears. As huge Broken Sword fans, we’ve already played Shadow of the Templars countless times, and can’t wait to experience it all over again. The teaser for Broken Sword: Parzival’s Stone looks like it captures the magic of the original while looking modern and fresh.
And naturally, we grinned at hearing George say his famous “a day that changed my life forever” line again.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on further updates coming from Revolution. For now, we’re very much looking forward to early 2024.
If you somehow haven’t played the Broken Sword series yet, all the games are currently 80% off on Humble Bundle. That means Shadow of the Templars is just £1.99, and 2, 3 and 4 are all just 99p each. Have at ’em!