The Banner Saga Unveils Announcement Trailer, Launch Date

The Banner Saga Unveils Announcement Trailer, Launch Date

The Banner Saga, the epic Viking strategy-RPG that blew the doors off Kickstarter last year, has a launch date and a very pretty new trailer.

Stoic has announced that The Banner Saga, a hand-illustrated strategy-RPG based on Viking legend that brought in more than $720,000 on Kickstarter last year, is just about ready to go. The indie studio, comprised of three former employees of BioWare, has partnered with Versus Evil to promote and launch the game, which Stoic's John Watson said "has given us back valuable time so we can polish the game while they support us with marketing, PR and QA."

That's all very nice, and more polish is always welcome, but the big news here is the announcement of a launch date, which comes complete with an all-new announcement trailer. It looks like something straight out of a Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera cartoon - in a good way - but Stoic promises that The Banner Saga will be a "mature, story-driven" experience, "where every decision in travel, conversation and combat will directly affect the outcome as the player's story unfolds."

That launch date, by the way, is January 14, 2014, for the PC and Mac. To find out more about The Banner Saga, head over to stoicstudio.com.

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Former employes of bioware that said this...

"where every decision in travel, conversation and combat will directly affect the outcome as the player's story unfolds."

I have to wonder what they mixed into the air over at bioware where this becomes a tagline for everyone from the company.

Really though, the game looks interesting. I didnt back it, but I think I will pick it up when it hits steam to give it a go.

Yarr funz, cannot wait for my backer copoy hoping for greatness.

One of my most anticipated games. Looks absolutely gorgeous and if the multiplayer game they released awhile back is anything to judge by, is fun to play as well.

Very much looking forward to it!

Wow how did I miss this the first time!

Probably would have backed it at the time, but when looking at all these potentially great kickstarters sometimes you have to stop and remind yourself that if it's reaching it's goal you can always just wait and purchase the game when it comes out.

Looks great. The multiplayer component they released before was fun but this game will excel most in single player.

"DEAD DAMSEL AT THE END THIS GAME IS SO SEXIST!!!"

This game is a 100% purchase. TBC is one of my favourite genres and there are so few games for it outside of the handheld market.

 

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