THQ and Revolution Software have announced that the fourth installment of the Broken Sword series is curently underway. The game, which was never intended as the series was initially designed as a trilogy, is being made after an overwhelming demand for another by the fans of the series. The game is currently scheduled for a summer 2006 release.

"We're excited to be able to be working with Revolution Software to bring the latest gripping installment of the Broken Sword franchise to consumers," said Peter Dille, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, THQ. "The acquisition of the fourth installment of the Broken Sword franchise is indicative of THQ's underlying philosophy of bringing great games with worldwide appeal to consumers. Revolution Software's latest installment of Broken Sword will help us to grow our global business and realise the potential of the international market, particularly in the European and Asia Pacific territories."

"The demand from fans for another game in the Broken Sword series has been overwhelming," said Charles Cecil, Managing Director, Revolution Software. "Broken Sword had originally been designed as a trilogy with Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon intended as the finale. We were delighted to relent and are very pleased to be working with THQ again to enthrall fans and carry on innovating in the adventure genre."