By Jonathan Falu / January 24th, 2017
UPDATE: Developer Stoic has also stated that Kickstarter pledges will be fulfilled by December 2018. However, The Banner Saga launch date has not been announced. And with regard to the tier pledges, backers will only get Banner Saga 1 and 2 for $20 if they pledge at another tier. It will not be possible to just pledge at $20 in order to acquire them. Only for an extra $20 can backers add on the other two games.
Banner Saga 3 has now hit Kickstarter! Developers Stoic made the announcement, and aim to at least try to raise $200,000 before March 7 when the Kickstarter will end. It will be the third and final part to the turn-based strategy series. Originally, the first game was successfully funded, and launched to critical acclaim. Stoic has revealed more information regarding the Kickstarter.
“We’re going full circle and returning to Kickstarter where it all began. In 2012, the backers were instrumental in bringing the saga to life, smashing our initial funding target that led us to increase the scope, fidelity and production values of Banner Saga”, said John Watson, co-founder and Technical Director at Stoic. “We’re proud to be indie, and despite the stellar support we get from our publisher, Versus Evil, we’re not taking any outside funding to bring this series home, we’d love Kickstarter support to add additional features that are simply beyond our current budget”.
In Banner Saga 3, players will embark on their final journey beyond the wall of Darkness to traverse the world unlike anything encountered in previous sagas. The beautifully hand drawn Viking role-playing adventure will once again test the player’s resolve through epic tactical battles against deadly adversaries where a player’s choice directly affects their personal journey. The lives of your clansmen and their families have never been more significant than in the final act of the series. Banner Saga 3 stretch goals for the Kickstarter campaign will aim to enhance the game further if the initial funding goal is met, ultimately this will include more content to help drive the story and add even more production value to the final game.
The Banner Saga launched to critical acclaim and 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, three BAFTA Award Nominations, and was the winner of Pocket Gamer’s 2015 Best Adventure/RPG Game and Best Android Game of the Year. The sequel, Banner Saga 2 has also received several nominations and award wins, including a Pocketgamer Gold Award, a nomination for Best Strategy Game at the 2016 Video Game Awards, and has been selected as a finalist for the 20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards in the Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year category. Banner Saga 2 was also a runner up for Best Strategy Game in RPG Fans best Strategy Game and Hardcore Gamers Best of 2016 Awards and is available now for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Android and iOS.
There are currently no stretch goals, and the game has only been planned for a PC release on Steam and GOG. We will keep you informed should this change in the future.
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