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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: The Banner Saga
Posted on March 17, 2017
The console version of Banner Saga 2 received a new addition today: Survival Mode. Stoic has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging players with surviving 40 battles in a row. The add-on runs $4.99, while newcomers to the series can get it as part of the $37.99 Complete Pack, which also includes the first two games.
Posted on January 31, 2017
Stoic has announced that they have reached their initial Kickstarter goal for Banner Saga 3. In just under a week, the studio has raised over $200,000, and is now moving on towards the first of its stretch goals. The first goal is set at $250,000, which will add playable Dredge. The third entry marks the end of the journey, as players head “beyond the wall of Darkness to traverse a world unlike anything encountered in previous sagas.” Players will once again engage in tactical combat and make decisions that have lasting consequences as they lead a band of Vikings.
Posted on May 12, 2016
Stoic has announced that Versus Evil’s role-playing strategy title slash Viking epic The Banner Saga 2 will be making its way onto consoles on July 26. For those returning to the trail, you will be able to continue the journey taking into account the choices made in the original. However, new players do not need experience with the series. A (spoiler-heavy) trailer highlighting some of the first game’s tougher choices has been posted to kick off the release of the sequel.
Posted on January 12, 2016
Stoic’s tactical role-playing game The Banner Saga is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Console players can now lead their own band of Vikings, just as PC gamers have been doing since 2014, guiding them through dangerous environments and in their interactions with various tribes. The choices made during the trek alter the storyline, from how the group responds to other factions to actions during combat.
Posted on December 16, 2015
Stoic has announced that they will be releasing their tactical role-playing title The Banner Saga for PS4 and Xbox One on January 12. As the leader of band of Vikings, players must guide their people through a variety of hazards that range from precarious paths to roaming wild beasts. The choices made during the trek, from how the group responds to other factions to actions during combat, affect the storyline.
Posted on December 6, 2014
Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.
Posted on January 14, 2014
Would-be Vikings and adventurers, strap on your axe, secure the cart, and grab a cloak because it’s time to hit the trails. The Banner Saga, a Viking-themed strategy role-playing game from Stoic, is now available for Mac and Windows PC. The Kickstarter-funded title puts players amongst a caravan that must traverse vast tracts of dangerous wilderness filled with beasts and bandits to secure the survival of their people. Choices made during conversation and on the road will determine how the journey plays out, as players will meet fellow travelers along the way as well as take to the field in tactical turn-based battles when enemies attack.
Posted on November 8, 2013
The Banner Saga, one of the more notable Kickstarter successes of last year, now has an official release date: January 14. A launch trailer was also released to celebrate the announcement, giving gamers a peak at the lovely visuals and turn-based combat that await them as one of the leaders of a Viking caravan making their way through harsh lands.