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Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse gets a slick debut trailer

To commemorate that it's now coming to Vita.

Nearly a year ago a new Broken Sword sequel, The Serpent's Curse, was greenlit after nearly doubling its $400K Kickstarter goal with $771,560. Now series creator Charles Cecil and his colleagues at Revolution Software have released the first trailer for the upcoming globe-trotting adventure about attorney George Stoppard and his French journalist gal-pal Nico Collard.

We saw a very small glimpse at The Serpent's Curse's art style in its Kickstarter pitch last September, but the minute-and-a-half trailer shows a lot more of its scenic locations, puzzle-based downtime, and flashy cinematics. It's a unique art style that hearkens back to the late 90s with its use of 3D character models transposed against pre-rendered backgrounds, but the characters are only rendered in 3D, yet still animated with pre-set 2D frames. It looks old an new all at once and reminds me a bit of a cleaner, shinier version of what Telltale's been doing with The Walking Dead.

In other Broken Sword news, The Serpent's Curse was one of many upcoming games recently announced for Vita: a pleasant surprise given that Sony's handheld was never part of its Kickstarter campaign, even as a stretch goal. But worry not, non-Vita owners, for The Serpent's Curse will still be coming to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android this winter.

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