Point-and-click beauty Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: The Director's Cut won't be the last Broken Sword game to grace the App Store. Game creator Revolution has announced that its sequel -- and an improved one to boot -- will be hitting iOS "very shortly."

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror: Remastered, as its being called, will feature fully animated facial expressions, sexier visuals, Game Center support, Dropbox save integration for cross-platform saves, and the same awesome context-sensitive hint system that appeared in the Shadows of the Templars iOS. And as if that wasn't enough, it'll also hit the App Store with higher quality music and a new digital comic created by artist Dave Gibbons.

Here's a story breakdown via Revolution's official blog:

The story sees the return of George Stobbart and Nico Collard. While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact. Little does she know that the ornately carved obsidian stone will lead her, and her adventuring companion George Stobbart, into a mysterious escapade of intrigue and deceit, in which they must overcome powerful forces and antagonists who will stop at nothing to fulfill their evil ambitions.

No doubt this is exciting news for the droves you who loved the original Broken Sword as much as we did on our iPads and other iTouch devices. We'll be sure to get our hands on this one as soon as we can and relay the, hopefully, good word on it.

  • http://omnigeno.blogspot.com OmniGeno

    Hell. Yes. Definite buy. Love the series, loved the Director's Cut of the first game. Looks like it won't have extra scenes though? Oh well. Still awesome news.

  • Thaurin

    If this will also be a universal app, I'm completely sold. But probably no such luck...

  • Anonymous

    It's wonderful that adventure games are popular again, even if they're only remakes/ports (Monkey Island, Simon the Sorceror) and Telltale's games right now.

    I have hopes that other big name companies will see the sales potential of this genre and make some brand new adventure games! A new hand-drawn Broken Sword sequel would be incredible.

    • Achy

      Or even a Grim Fandango port. /drool

  • Javierbds

    About the return of Adventure, I see a connection with companies like Activision not wanting to develop for iOS: it is a consumer-driven business. Big monopolies have not a chance of controlling the channel and stuffing it with sequels.

    Go Cecil!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZIZ6NLYZDGC52DL4QEVBIALMU Hackmodford

    They would release the game just when I started it with scummvm on my iPod... I'm immediatley stopping and will buy this the day it comes out. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one and am sure I will enjoy this game also... (I've already started too...)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Sartor/750501375 Mark Sartor

    OK, now I'm hoping for Diablo III on the iPad, iPhone! LOL

  • Dahak

    I love these old point and click adventure games, and they are perfect for this platform. I hope someone ports the old ICOM/MacVenture series someday (Deja Vu, Shadowgate, Uninvited).

  • Simon

    bought this on gog.com the other day after revisiting stobart & co in the first installment on the iPhone. gonna have to buy bsII twice then, cause this is a must have. Nice with the crossplatform saving

  • Justin