Stoic’s visually stunning, critically acclaimed SRPG makes its console debut today
Stoic and publisher Versus Evil’s epic Viking SRPG ,The Banner Saga, is now available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $19.99 / €19.99 /£15.99.
The Banner Saga, which was extremely well received when it previously launched on the PC and mobile devices, has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game”, winner of 2014 Game Developers Choice: “Best Debut” award, finalist placement for “Excellence in Visual Arts” category at the Independent Game Festival, 3 BAFTA Award Nominations, and winner of Pocket Gamer’s 2015 Best Adventure/RPG Game and Best Android Game of the Year.
“Merging the story and gameplay of Banner Saga with a refined controller interface makes it a very enjoyable console gaming experience. Despite the technical challenges we initially faced in porting the game, we’re extremely happy with the end result of many months of hard work to deliver a worthy console version” said John Watson, founder and technical director at Stoic.
While at first glance the game may look like your average strategy role playing game, The Banner Saga affords players a unique degree of freedom in carving their own story through the game’s frigid campaign, where a player’s choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story.
“The Banner Saga console launch is a huge step forward for Stoic and the brand” said Steve Escalante, general manager of Versus Evil. “The technical efforts required to bring Banner Saga to console from such a small team is an achievement in itself. Looking ahead and with our continued efforts with the development partners that have helped us get here, much more can be accomplished with the Banner Saga. This launch is something we’re all very proud of.”
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For a closer look at the game, be sure to check out the latest screens in the gallery below: