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Revolution's Broken Sword heads to Japan

Britsoft developer Revolution Software has announced that it has signed a distribution deal in Japan for its recent adventure title, Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - the first time that the company has secured a publishing deal for one of its titles there.

Marvelous Entertainment, who are probably best known in the west for their work on the Harvest Moon series of games, are publishing the PS2 version of Broken Sword IV in Japan this week.

In order to appeal to the market, the promotional materials and box art for the game have been redesigned in manga style, which should hopefully make the game sit better on the shelves of Akihabara.

"As a fan of Japanese adventures, it's a real honour to finally see a Revolution Software game officially released in the territory," according to Revolution boss Charles Cecil. "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."

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Rob Fahey: Rob Fahey is a former editor of who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.