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