Revoultion Software's 1997 adventure game Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is available now – in remastered form – on Google Play for Android devices, just in time for the greatest Mayan plot of all: the end of the world. That's in 10 days, at least according to the fabled, ancient Mayan prophecy. So, you know. Make plans now or something.
The Smoking Mirror follows the original Broken Sword: The Director's Cut. Protagonists Nicole Collard and George Stobbart uncover a mysterious stone relic and become entangled in a Mayan conspiracy that ties right into the (fast-approaching) apocalypse.
"When the original game was released in 1997, December 21, 2012, seemed a long, long time away," says Revolution co-founder Charles Cecil, ahead of the game's Android release. "I'm delighted that Android owners are now able to play the game, but I would urge them to hurry."
Revolution saw modern success with its Kickstarter for a new Broken Sword game, dubbed The Serpent's Curse, which raised $800,000 of a requested $400,000 in September.
Set six months after the events of Broken Sword: The Director's Cut, the game reunites George Stobbart and journalist Nicole Collard in an epic adventure spanning the globe. When Nico takes possession of a mysterious stone relic, she cannot possibly suspect that they will quickly become embroiled in the terrifying machinations of a deadly drug baron, intent on releasing divine forces that will annihilate mankind at the end of the final Mayan epoch – on December 21st 2012.
"When the original game was released in 1997, December 21st 2012 seemed a long, long time away," says Charles Cecil, ahead of the game's Android release. "I'm delighted that Android owners are now able to play the game, but I would urge them to hurry."
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered is a stunning update to the million-selling original. Along with an exclusive new interactive digital comic, from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, the game boasts fully animated facial expressions, enhanced graphics throughout, high quality music as well as a context-sensitive hint system, and diary.
"I am very proud of the reception to Broken Sword – Director's Cut on Android, with the game maintaining a 5-star user review score on the Google Play Store," adds Charles, "But let's hope the prophecy doesn't turn out to be true – we've Broken Sword – the Serpent's Curse to finish, and playing Broken Sword II - Remastered will offer a perfect refresher ahead of the series' return to 2D."
Enhancements to Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered over the original include:
Stunning animated facial expressions
Context-sensitive hint system and diary
Improved background and animation graphics,
Cut scene movies greatly enhanced both graphically and in terms of audio,
High quality music as originally composed by Barrington Pheloung,
Bonus interactive digital comic drawn by Dave Gibbons
Full English speech with option for subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian. (Additional speech files can be added to any version for mix and match language support
A high resolution version of the embedded trailer can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xxrq2i99v43kme7/BS%20Android.mov
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror - Remastered is available in the Google Play Store now, priced £2.99.
Direct link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.revolution.BSII&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsInVrLmNvLnJldm9sdXRpb24uQlNJSSJd