The Banner Saga 2, sequel to the much loved, Banner Saga, is coming to the Xbox One in July, according to developer, Stoic. For those who might be unaware, The Banner Saga is a role playing game set in the era of the Vikings.
In this game, players make choices similar to that of a Telltale game where the same choices can affect other characters and the overall story. The design is very cartoonish, which is one of the many reasons why it is loved among fans and admirers alike.
If you haven’t yet played the first game, that’s fine since Stoic released a trailer that shows events of The Banner Saga. This should aid those who are interested in purchasing The Banner Saga 2 when it hits the Xbox One in July of this year.
Stoic will be hoping to pull off a similar success story to the original game with The Banner Saga 2. The game won 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.
It was first released as a PC exclusive in 2014, then released on the Xbox in January of this year. The price at the moment is $19.99, though we expect it to go down leading or after the launch of The Banner Saga 2 in July.
“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.
Since the design of the game is rather simple, we hope it could be ported to the Windows 10 Mobile platform in the near future.