Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
DeveloperRevolution Software
PublisherRevolution Software
SystemsAndroid, GBA, iOS, Linux, macOS, Mac OS, Nintendo DS, Palm OS, PlayStation, Wii, Windows, Windows Mobile
ReleasedBroken Sword
Mac OS, Windows NA: 30 September 1996
Mac OS, Windows EU: 14 October 1996
PlayStation EU: December 1996
PlayStation NA: 31 January 1998
GBA NA: 17 March 2002
GBA EU: 22 March 2002
Palm OS, Windows Mobile NA: August 2006
Broken Sword: Director's Cut
Wii AU: March 19, 2009
Wii EU: March 20, 2009
Wii NA: March 24, 2009
DS AU: March 19, 2009
DS NA: March 24, 2009
DS EU: March 27, 2009
iOS NA: January 24, 2010
iOS (HD) NA: May 26, 2010
macOS, Windows NA: September 2, 2010
Android WW: June 28, 2012
Linux WW: June 18, 2013
Added to
Windows (Original + DC): May 31, 2011

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars, originally released in North America as Circle of Blood, was the first game in the Broken Sword series.


An American named George Stobbart witnesses a murder at a cafe in France and becomes the prime suspect. With the help of a French reporter named Nicole Collard, George investigates the murder in order to get to the bottom of the story and clear George's name.

Director's Cut

A Director's Cut was released in 2009 and 2010 for Wii, Nintendo DS, and iPhone with new close-up art and new interactive sequences. The Director's Cut was released for PC and Mac in 2010.