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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

We hadn't mentioned it before, but the Vikings are coming! In a turn-based strategy slash role-playing game called The Banner Saga that is.

What shall you do, then, dear honorary Viking, in this in-the-making debut entry from indie game developer Stoic?

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Travel through stunning landscapes straight out of an animated film as your party escapes what could be the end of everything. Battle painstakingly hand-animated foes in strategic, turn-based combat. Make decisions with real consequences in conversations with people you'll actually care about.

The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy.
We are told a story-based single player campaign will be the main focus, but there's also a free standalone multiplayer component which will purportedly be released first as a forerunner. Count on a "strong emphasis on strategy and a lot of room for character advancement".

By Odin, if the final outcome lives up to these base premises, it should help us stay cool this Summer.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

I've heard of it last or two weeks ago. It looks promising don't know if I read that it will be only on consoles. Hope I am wrong.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:41 PM

Yeah, I've caught wind of this one some time ago too but there was little actual activity and they've only just recently set up shop.

I do my best not to report vaporware here, so waited a little to see what was what. :blush:

Also, as far as target platform is concerned, to my knowledge (i.e.: 1, 2) this is a PC title.

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Don't know of any console ports, though.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:43 PM





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Also, RPS's Nathan Grayson warms up to the idea of getting a hold of Stoic Studio's technical director John Watson to know more about what's cooking behind the scenes for The Banner Saga here.

Edit: he has now also inked his (rather extensive) impressions regarding the single-player campaign.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 05:56 PM



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:01 PM

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VG 24/7's Dave Cook talks with Stoic's Alex Thomas about The Banner Saga.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:22 PM

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RPS' John & Adam dictate their respective sentences regarding The Banner Saga.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:12 PM

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Strategy Informer's Chris Capel previews The Banner Saga.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:48 PM

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Eurogamer's Robert Purchese talks with Stoic co-founder Alex Thomas about the momentous ride The Banner Saga has taken the studio on and if we should think big and expect much.

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:46 PM

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Polygon's Griffin McElroy deals with the merciless nature of The Banner Saga and learns of its underpinnings from Stoic's co-founder Alex Thomas.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

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Red Door Blue Key's Phil Scuderi offers his first impressions on The Banner Saga.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:26 PM

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Eurogamer's Stace Harman reviews The Banner Saga.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

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RPS' Adam Smith tells us what he thinks of The Banner Saga.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:47 PM

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