Finally ending months of one of the genre's worst-kept secrets, Ubisoft has officially announced that it will be publishing a "Director's Cut" of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for the Nintendo Wii and DS systems.
Long hinted at by the game's developer, Revolution, the special edition of one of the most acclaimed adventures of all time is not a mere port of the 1996 PC original (known in North America as Circle of Blood), but will include new locations, puzzles that capitalize on the unique controls of each system, enhanced character animations from acclaimed comic book artist Dave Gibbons, and a "a new and explosive narrative interwoven with the first story", in which photo-journalist Nico Collard "witnesses the brutal and horrifying murder of one of Paris's richest and most influential statesmen." Soon Nico joins up with visiting American George Stobbart, whose quiet vacation is suddenly disrupted by an explosion in a quiet café in Paris, drawing him into a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back to the legend of the Knights Templar.
If you haven't ever experienced the PC original for yourself, be sure to read our extremely rare five-star review of the game. The Broken Sword Director's Cut is currently scheduled for release on both DS and Wii in March 2009.