Broken Sword 2.5 The Return of the Templars is an unofficial part of the broken swords saga. It is a game created by fans to explain what happens during the time between Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. This fan game was originally released in German but an English voice pack was released during 2010 making the game available in both English and German. It is a short game that stays relatively true to the story and feeling of the series. As can be expected by a game created by hardcore fans of the game. The game is a freeware windows game and can be downloaded by anyone for free. The game was developed by a group called MindFactory. The game took an entire eight years to develop and the development started in the year 2000. The final product was released on 28 September 2008. The game was an response to the gap in the story that fans see between the second and third game.
In the game we learn that George Stobbart was forced to leave Nicole Collard and go to the United States for an extended period of time due to his grandfather being sick. When his grandfather died in cancer he get a telegram where the consigner is–Nicole Collard, Paris, France. He is having a feeling that something awful have happened and believes that Nicole has died. Very down thinking that both his grandfather and Nicole has died he jumps on the first possible plan to Paris. Once in Paris he discovers that Nicole is indeed alive and do not seem happy to see him. She does in fact ask him to leave. He returns to Cafe della Chandelle Verte in Paris where everything first started in the first game. There a man named Andre Lobineau tells him an alarming story about Nicole that makes him believe that the Neo templars have not yet been defeated and that they are still around. The set of the entire story is very dark and sad. An example of this is that it raining and a thunderstorm when he first arrives to Paris.
The Stage is set for the third game.
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