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JAPAN STARTS REVOLUTION

European Adventure Game Specialist Releases First Japanese Game

Thursday 30 September 2004/... Revolution Software's Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is aiming to be 'big in Japan', thanks to an agreement with native publisher Marvelous Entertainment which will see a Revolution Software game appear on shelves throughout the nation for the very first time.

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is scheduled to be released on PS2 today, published by Marvelous Entertainment.

Whilst it is often normal for Japanese adventure games to be translated and released throughout Europe and America, it's less usual for Western titles to make the trip the other way. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon has been localised for the Japanese market. In addition, the game's promotional imagery has been radically redesigned to appeal to a Japanese audience. George Stobbard, Nico Collard and all other Broken Sword characters have been given a more 'Manga' look, resulting in stylish artwork which will prove immensely collectable throughout Europe and America.

"As a fan of Japanese adventures, it's a real honour to finally see a Revolution Software game officially released in the territory," says Charles Cecil, managing director, Revolution Software. "The game was well received by critics throughout Europe and America, and we're confident Japanese gamers will take it to their hearts as much as the rest of the world."

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is available now in Japan on PlayStation 2, published by Marvelous Entertainment.

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