Thursday, 4 February 2016

Broken Sword Guinness World Record!

Just yesterday Revolution Software received confirmation from the Guinness World Records team that Broken Sword now holds the title for "Longest Running Graphic Adventure Protagonist".

Since his 1996 debut, Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, US lawyer cum adventurer George Stobbart and French journalist Nicole "Nico" Collard have appeared in all four sequels of Revolution’s cult point-and-click series, the most recent of which, being the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse, which was released back in September 2015.

Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution had this to say of the news: "We are incredibly honoured to receive this award on behalf of George and Nico. They are friends who have grown up with us through thick and thin: they are embedded in the Revolution history. And we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Revolution this year and so the award could not be better timed!"

Stephen Daultrey, Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition said “Broken Sword is a series that I first played and loved as a kid so the fact that it’s still going strong today is testament to the brilliant storytelling and characters that it’s revered for. It’s a real honour to recognise the games’ iconic leading protagonists with a Guinness World Records title for their enduring popularity and ability to stand the test of time.”

George and Nico's achievement will also be recognised in the Gamer's Edition 2017 release of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Massive congratulations to everyone  at Revolution!

Revolution has also just announced the release of Revolution: the 25th Anniversary Collection box set, coming on 11th March 2016, exclusively on PC. It will contain all its games, as well as extensive physical and digital collectibles, which you can see below:


Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword: Director's Cut
Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
Broken Sword 2: Remastered
Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon
Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
In Cold Blood
Beneath a Steel Sky
Lure of the Temptress

As well as:

- A Comic Compendium for Broken Sword 1, 2 and 5 by Dave Gibbons and Angus McKie
- Beneath a Steel Sky Comic, by Dave Gibbons
- 4 Double-Sided Posters
- Broken Sword USB Stick, containing the Soundtracks of all of the games
- Audio CD with selected Soundtrack tracks
- Exclusive Interactive Timeline, spanning 25 years of behind-the-scenes information and assets, plus a six episode documentary covering the 25-year history of Revolution and their games.

Retailing at the great price of £29.99 in the UK, will you be getting this?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Doom Release Date and Collector's Edition Revealed!

Today Bethesda revealed that Doom, releasing on May 13th 2016, will be receiving the Collector's Edition treatment.

Included in the box, will of course be the game, along with the following goodies:

- Exclusive 12" statue on an LED lit base, with an internal slow-spinning turbine.
- Exclusive metal case.

The statue, as shown below, is produced by Triforce, and I really can't wait to see it in person!

This is definitely one to go on our preorder list :) 

Retailing at £99.99 in the UK, but retailer has yet to be confirmed, so keep an eye out for it being listed. I expect it will likely be GAME or Amazon, so best bet is to look out there.

What do you think about this edition? Are you excited for Doom?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Defiance Press Kit.

Just realised that I've forgotten to include photos of the little notebook that was in this too, so will come back and edit later!

But here it is!

Really nice little set here, very good quality.

The front of the briefcase.

And the underside.

Open it up and we see a letter and a plaque.

Under the letter we can see a small metal case and a t-shirt.

Up there is the Promo Disc, a PS3 copy.

Two little pen holder bits.

Double snap fasteners so that you can make this pouch-y part bigger if necessary.

The metal pen case.

Inside is the pen, which is a 3-in1 pen. It's a pen, a laser pointer and a USB drive.

Some instructions.

Better look at the pen.

And the USB drive built in.

The title plaque, which is so hard to photograph!

The letter inviting you to the beta.

The reverse of the letter.

Kisai watch box.

Comes with two extra pieces incase you need the strap bigger.

It's actually a really nice watch, and is rechargeable too. Really need to charge it up :)

Here it is, on my whiter-than-white Scottish skin haha. I didn't have to use the extra pieces at all, but I can imagine most other people having to.

And the logo on the clasp part. Ignore my tattoo haha, it badly needs a touch up.

And finally the t-shirt. I folded it in half just to make it easier to photograph :) It's an American Apparel t-shirt in size M. Not sure if this set came in different sizes or if they were all sent out with Ms as standard.

So, do you like the look of this Press Kit? Do you own a copy? What are your thoughts?
Let us know in the comments below!
And remember, feel free to suggest what you'd like to see next!

- V x

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Premium Package.

So here's the Premium Package for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater :) 

Inside is the Shagohod 1:44 replica, packaged to look like an old Russian toy. Package shows Cyrillic writing at the top, which would have been accurate for the era.

Down a layer and there is an art book.

Down another layer and you can see the game along with another book.

And underneath the game is a small brown case.

Artwork from the game cover is different to the standard box art in Japan, instead using the US box art.

Here is the small brown package, and we can see now that it is a little disc case.

Inside the case, we can see that the disc is a Premium DVD, containing various trailers and footage.

Sticker warns of spoilers contained within the book.

This book is known as the R book, so has a full page of words beginning with R.

Another spoiler warning sticker, as naturally the art book will show some stuff from all throughout the game.

Inside the cover, a quote from John Carpenter :)

Weirdly there's a little section about Snake vs Godzilla, what I'm guessing was the inspiration behind the first save game conversation in the game.

Pretty cool piece of Godzilla art.

And like the other book, this is the L book, so a page is just filled with words beginning with L.

Really nice looking piece. Fairly small, but has a decent weight to it. 

Has quite a good amount of detail in it.

At the back of the art book, there is a page with info on the Shagohod model.

And at the very end of the art book is this amazing fold-out artwork, by Noriyoshi Ohrai :)

Do you have this edition? What are your thoughts on it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x