Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Remastered

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Cheap This Week - 04/05/11

Broken Sword! Alpha Protocol! Deus Ex!

Have you got the back-to-work blues? This might cheer you up: cheap games, and lots of them! The selection includes a revisited classic from yesteryear, a couple of flawed gems that might have passed you by and one of the hottest pre-order deals I've seen in a long time. If none of that tickles your fancy, there's more over at SavyGamer.co.uk.

Mobile Games Roundup

Mobile Games Roundup

Broken! Toys! Burn! Blast! Dead!

Amidst all the frenzy surrounding Sony's NGP, the company's upcoming PlayStation Suite platform for Android-compatible handsets became something of a footnote.

In case it passed you by, the plan is to offer owners of handset (of a certain specification, presumably) the chance to download old PSone games such as MediEvil, Syphon Filter and Cool Boarders 2 as well as unspecified original content via a PlayStation Store.

But given the advancement of mobile content in recent years, is there much demand for old games at the kind of price that Sony demands for them currently? I'm not convinced there is. With the exception of the occasional timeless gem (like Broken Sword II, reviewed below), time has not been especially kind to the PSone generation - even on the small screen, as the PSP amply demonstrates.

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Broken Sword 2 Remastered out now

Broken Sword 2 Remastered out now

Costs four quid from the App Store.

Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror Remastered is out now on the App Store.

It costs 3.99 / 5.49 from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Revolution Software's cult 1997 point and click adventure game is brought up to date with a new interactive digital comic from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, fully animated facial expressions, improved background and animation graphics, improved cut scenes, high quality music, and a context-sensitive hint system and diary.

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Broken Sword 2  Remastered announced

Broken Sword 2 Remastered announced

iPhone before Xmas, PC/Mac early 2011.

Revolution Software has remastered cult 1997 point and click adventure game Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror and will release it on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad before Christmas.

A PC and Mac version is promised for "very early next year".

It features a new interactive digital comic from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, fully animated facial expressions, improved background and animation graphics, improved cut scenes, high quality music, and a context-sensitive hint system and diary.

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