Broken Sword®: Shadow of the Templars comes to Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC devices

THE MIDLANDS, UK – August 2nd 2006 – Astraware and Revolution Software are pleased to announce the release of Broken Sword®: Shadow of the Templars for devices running Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC.

In Broken Sword®: Shadow of the Templars players guide George Stobbart, an American tourist on vacation in Paris, as he investigates the aftermath of an explosion in a café. He quickly becomes embroiled in a dangerous adventure as he tries to uncover the work of the mysterious Knights Templar.

“Broken Sword brings an incredible story to your handheld, but unlike an eBook, you’re not just a reader but an active participant, getting drawn deeper and deeper into the plot with every choice you make,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware.

Broken Sword®: Shadow of the Templars boasts stunning graphics, video cutscenes, text dialog, full speech soundtrack and music – essentially the complete PC game experience on a handheld device for the first time! Players will need a suitable storage card with at least 130MB free in their device to play this game, but we’re sure you’ll agree it’s worth every byte!

“We are very proud of how well the game has translated to Windows Mobile. We are confident that it is one of the best looking and engrossing games on the platform – particularly suited to gaming on the move,” said Charles Cecil, Managing Director of Revolution Software.

Commenting on the new game, Dan Cohen, Product Manager for Windows Mobile in the UK said: “We?re thrilled to see more great titles coming to the Windows Mobile 5 platform. Gamers not only want more choice in where they can play but they are also demanding better quality graphics so they have the same features on a mobile device as they would on their PC. Windows Mobile 5 will not only enable gamers to play Broken Sword whilst on the move, but the platform means they can also make use of digital speech and video for an enhanced experience.”

Broken Sword®: Shadow of the Templars for Windows Mobile® is compatible with Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC 2003, 2003 SE and 5.0 with QVGA, VGA and 240×240 square screen resolutions. The game is available from the Astraware website here.