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Old 01-20-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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How is this not being talked about? I was blown away. Just recently heard about this. Hand drawn art and animation with a strong attention to style and story. I haven't been into the Turn based strategy game in a while but this looks really fantastic.

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Old 01-22-2014, 04:57 PM   #2
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I know. This is an amazing game. I love the art work that recalls early Disney animated films like Sleeping Beauty.

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Old 03-31-2018, 07:21 AM   #3
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The Banner Saga 1, 2, and 3 coming to Switch
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The entire trilogy is en route to Switch.




Versus Evil will release The Banner Saga 3, as well as The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2, for Switch, the publisher announced.
The Banner Saga 3 will launch this summer.



In it, players will need to brace themselves for tough battles, difficult choices and tragic losses.




The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2 were not given a release window, but players’ personal stories, progress and choices from the first two games will carry over to Banner Saga 3.




Here is an overview of Banner Saga 3, via Nintendo.com:
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Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization.
Key Features
  • Player choice that drives your own narrative – every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.
  • Strategic combat with consequences – victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle and what decisions you make afterwards.
  • The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast frozen landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.




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Amazon Canada lists The Banner Saga Collection for PS4, Xbox One
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Amazon Canada has listed The Banner Saga Collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is published by 505 Games.




Unfortunately, Amazon Canada’s description for the collection is lacking. But one would presume it includes The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2, both of which are already available digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the upcoming The Banner Saga 3, which has currently only been confirmed for Switch, PC, and Mac.




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Old 04-14-2018, 05:10 AM   #4
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The Banner Saga 3 launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on July 24 alongside The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition
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505 Games to publish the retail trilogy collection.



The Banner Saga 3 will launch digitally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on July 24, publisher Versus Evil and developer Stoic Studio announced. A release date for the Switch version was not announced.


On July 24 in North America and July 27 in Europe, publisher 505 Games will also release The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition at retail for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.



It will include The Banner Saga, The Banner Saga 2, and The Banner Saga 3, as well as a “Best of” soundtrack, mini art book, collectible poster, and “Horn of Lichbaen” in-game item.




Here are overviews for both The Banner Saga 3 and The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition:
The Banner Saga 3

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Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization.
Key Features
  • Player choice that drives your own narrative – every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.
  • Strategic combat with consequences – victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle and what decisions you make afterwards.
  • The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast frozen landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.
The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition

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Weave your own thread through this epic viking RPG adventure!
Key Features
  • Guide your caravan across the landscape of a breaking world, where the sun has stopped in the sky and the gods are dead. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources, and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure that you and your clans make it through alive.
  • Beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy–nominated composer Austin Wintory.
  • Choose from 48 playable characters from 4 different races and 40 different classes each with unique abilities and upgrade options.
  • Build and manage your caravan and its resources wisely on your journey – decisions are critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.
  • Engage in strategic combat and think about the consequences – victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on your choices.
Bonus Edition Includes:
  • The Banner Saga, The Banner Saga 2, and The Banner Saga 3
  • Best of Soundtrack
  • Mini Art Book
  • Collectible Poster
  • Horn of Lichbaen In-Game Item
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The Banner Saga 3


The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition




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Old 05-11-2018, 03:13 AM   #5
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The Banner Saga for Switch launches May 17
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The Switch Saga begins.




The Switch version of The Banner Saga will launch on May 17, publisher Versus Evil and developer Stoic Studio announced.


The Banner Saga first launched for PC in January 2014, followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2016.


Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:
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Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.
Key Features
  • Player choice that drives your own narrative– every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.
  • Over 25 playable characters from 2 different races, human and varl, the horned giants– embark on your epic journey with a variety of characters from 7 different classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options to fit your play style.
  • Strategic combat with consequences- victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle and what decisions you make afterwards.
  • The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast frozen landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.
  • An epic Viking saga brought to life in 2D glory – beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, will immerse you into a fantasy realm inspired by Norse mythology.
  • Multiplayer Combat Enhanced – sharpen your combat skills in the free multiplayer game “Factions.” Compete against other players with many of the character classes you see in The Banner Saga.
  • The Banner Saga is the first part of a planned trilogy. If you complete this game, your unique progress and storyline will carry over to the next part of the story.



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The Banner Saga 2 for Switch launches June 7
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Strategy sequel dated for the Nintendo console.








Following this month’s launch of the original The Banner Saga, Switch version of The Banner Saga 2 will launch on June 7, publisher Versus Evil and developer Stoic Studio announced.
The Banner Saga 2 first launched for PC in April 2016, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in July 2016, and iOS and Android in September 2016.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
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The award-winning adventure continues in Banner Saga 2! This epic, story-based, role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a breaking world. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources, and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure your viking clans make it through alive. Experience what took the indie gaming world by storm in Banner Saga 2!
Key Features
  • The epic Viking saga continues on – beautifully 2D hand drawn combat sequences and animations are further enhanced with special effects, once again accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory.
  • Player choice that continues to drive your narrative – your story continues based on choices made in the first game as well as hard choices you have to make in this one.
  • New Characters and a New Race – continue your epic journey interacting with new characters and a new race, the Horseborn.
  • Improved Strategic combat with consequences – improved, more strategic battle boards enhance combat and permanent loss of characters will still weigh heavy on your mind long after the battle is over.
  • The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.


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