Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, have launched the Banner Saga 2 for PC and Mac to gamers worldwide. Banner Saga 2 is the exciting sequel to the award winning, BAFTA nominated, indie hit The Banner Saga, an epic Viking role-playing strategy game where a player’s choice directly affects their personal journey. The console versions of the game are set to launch this summer.
Speaking about the release and how the first game influenced the second, Arnie Jorgensen, Art Director and one of the founders of Stoic, said:
“The feedback and excitement we received from the Banner Saga 1 really helped us work to make the Banner Saga 2 even better. Huge thanks to the community.”
Steve Escalante, GM of Versus Evil, also spoke about the original game and how he felt about releasing Banner Saga 2, saying:
“Over the last two years we have been able to launch Banner Saga on multiple platforms and with great success. Now we are entering the next brutal chapter and Stoic has delivered on their promise to deliver a worthy sequel to this epic Viking inspired saga. There is more of what everyone wanted plus more gut wrenching choices. This is the first of many platforms to launch this year and we hope the fans enjoy it as much as we do.”
To celebrate the launch the team is also showcasing the game at PAX East in Boston this week which runs from 22-24th April, 2016. The showcase, which is being sponsored by partners AMD and Razer, includes a dedicated panel on Saturday 23rd April from 10:30am – 11:30am in the Albatross Theatre, reveal of the official “In Memoriam” trailer created by Penny Arcade contributor Kris Straub, a special photo wall in the main lobby area, an exclusive book signing of ‘The Gift of Hadrborg’ novel by James Fadeley and a cosplay contest.
Banner Saga 2 is available for SRP €19.99/£14.99 through STEAM, Bundle Stars, Direct to Drive, GameFly, GameStop, GamersGate, Humble Store and UPlay. A Deluxe Edition, which includes the official soundtrack by Grammy nominated, two-time BAFTA winning composer Austin Wintory, is also available for €22.99/£18.99.