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The Banner Saga

Inspired by the Nordic mythology, a cRPG developed by the independent studio Stoic, whose members worked on, for example, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The action takes us to a world where fratricidal bloodshed between the gods led to chaos and wars.

RPG | fantasy | turn-based | 2D | crowdfunding | indie games | the Vikings | classic RPG

The Banner Saga cover

developer: Stoic

publisher: Versus Evil

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

14Jan2014

PC

02Oct2014

iOS

20Nov2014

AND

12Jan2016

XONE PS4

17May2018

Switch

The official release date of the game has not been announced yet.

PSV

The Banner Saga for PC, AND and etc. is a turn-based RPG inspired by the Nordic mythology. This is a debut project by the independent Stoic studio set up by Arnie Jorgensen, Alex Thomas, and John Watson – the key trio in creating Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Plot

The plot revolves around a group of Vikings who are escaping from the looming doom. The action takes place in a fantasy world inspired by the Nordic mythology and the scenarios are written in a road story style. The developers made use of their previous experience and created a game that forces the player to make difficult decisions. Dialogues are kept in a cinematic convention characteristic for Bioware productions.

Mechanics

The Banner Saga is a tactic RPG enriched with adventure elements. As the turn-based combat system is the core of the game, you fight on maps divided into square tiles. With the progress, the heroes get experience and become more powerful. The final objective is to take a large group of Vikings to some safe place, so it is important to take care of other members of the group, not only those in your team.

Technical aspects

The Banner Saga published on PC, AND and etc. features beautiful 2D visuals. The creators were mostly inspired by Eyvind Earle – an American artist widely known for developing the graphic style for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. In the outcome, The Banner Saga offers bright colours and cartoon characters and at the same time maintains the seriousness of the story.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Core i5 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8600 or better), 6 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP1)/7(SP1)/8

The Banner Saga Game Guide
The Banner Saga Game Guide

game guide 20 February 2014

This unofficial guide to The Banner Saga consists primarily of a very detailed walkthrough of the singleplayer mode.

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