In our review of Double Fine’s Broken Age, we found it to be an “exceptional story filled with charm and sharp meta-commentary” and praised its “memorable and often-funny supporting cast.” Not everything about it was perfect, but we loved the game nonetheless. The only problem was that it wasn’t complete.
While the second act was supposed to come out in 2014, its release date slipped, as release dates often do. Earlier this year we reported that the conclusion to Broken Age would arrive this spring. It turns out that Double Fine was right this time. The game’s official release date has been announced: April 28.
That date also marks the first time the game will be available at all on two new platforms. PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of the game are also slated for an April 28 release, as was reported yesterday on the PlayStation Blog. The game will sell as a single unit for $25, rather than being split up into its two acts, and will feature full cross-buy support. Owners of Act I on the PC, Mac, or Linux platforms will receive the game as a free update.
Originally called simply “Double Fine Adventure,” Broken Age was one of Kickstarter’s early gaming success stories. Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine and writer of the game’s story, was already a designer of critically acclaimed adventure games including Full Throttle and Grim Fandango, the latter of which was re-released this year as Grim Fandango Remastered.
If you’re interested in a look behind the scenes of the production of Broken Age, Double Fine has made the documentary The Double Fine Adventure available to watch for free on YouTube. The documentary was originally available only to backers of the Kickstarter campaign.
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