Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse, Revolution Software's upcoming adventure game, is going handheld on the PlayStation Vita, studio co-founder Charles Cecil announced today on the PlayStation Blog.
"The PS Vita is an ideal device for an adventure game," Cecil wrote, "the combination of the front and rear touch screen, as well as the analog stick and shoulder buttons, gives us so much scope to create a really great user interface."
Revolution took the game to Kickstarter in 2012, where it raised $711,560 in pledges, well in excess of its original $400,000 goal. The fifth installment in the Broken Sword series follows the adventures of attorney George Stobbart and journalist Nico Collard as they unravel a mystery involving World War II-era Spanish fascists, the Knights Templar and maybe even the devil.
During the Kickstarter campaign, Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse was announced for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Android and iOS. Originally scheduled for an early 2013 release, a developer diary from May 2013 pegged a new release window as "a few weeks either side" of "late September." Cecil did not reveal the game's PS Vita release date in his post today.