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The Banner Saga will be out in January 2014


8:00 PM on 11.08.2013



After playing the free multiplayer version of The Banner Saga, I've been left wondering when the single-player part would be released. Well wonder no more, as this great-looking launch trailer proclaims, The Banner Saga will be released on January 14, 2014 on PC, Mac, and Linux. I enjoyed the little I played of Banner Saga Factions but I really wanted the single-player version so a story could get me hooked.

In a Kickstarter update post, the team at Stoic said the game is essentially content complete and has grown from the original plan of a six-hour game to 15 hours in length. The remaining three months are going to be spent on balancing and polishing, which is the kind of luxury you get when your Kickstarter was 700% funded. I'm really eager to play the finished game and it would be a great title to start the year with.








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2:30 PM on 01.13.2015
Journey composer Austin Wintory threatened by musician's union

Austin Wintory -- the Grammy-nominated composer behind Journey, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, and The Banner Saga, among others -- has been fined by the American Federation of Musicians for "violating union rules," Varie...more



12:30 PM on 10.03.2014
The Banner Saga is finally out on iOS

After a long wait, The Banner Saga is out on iOS platforms. You can grab it now for $9.99 -- for reference, the PC version is still $19.99. The game was released on the PC in January after a successful Kickstarter campai...more



5:00 PM on 07.27.2014
Apple, Banner Saga studio frustrated by iOS game market

The Banner Saga is coming to iOS, but porting isn't the developer's major concern. That's pretty much already done. Stoic's main dilemma is how much the game should cost on the platform. "Apple is frustrated, along with every...more



7:00 PM on 06.26.2014
You probably read English, but The Banner Saga's now in six new languages

By most accounts, The Banner Saga is a dark and emotional journey that evokes strong feelings of vulnerability. Now, a whole new diverse group of people will be able to experience that uneasiness, as the game has been lo...more



5:00 PM on 01.22.2014
Candy Crush dev now trying to block Banner Saga trademark

Candy Crush Saga developer King is playing hardball. Early this week we learned King successfully trademarked the word "Candy" in the US as it pertains to videogames (and clothing!). It already owns the "Candy" trademark in E...more



8:10 AM on 01.14.2014
Review: The Banner Saga

An animal is most dangerous when backed into a corner. Given little choice, and with everything on the line, the imperiled can go to great lengths just to continue drawing breath. Desperation is a terrifyingly powerful thing....more



6:00 PM on 12.20.2013
Preview: The Banner Saga

It isn't difficult to see why The Banner Saga secured over $723,000 via Kickstarter. The Viking-themed tactical role-playing game is just gorgeous, resembling something along the lines of a classic Disney picture. And it...more



5:00 PM on 12.06.2013
Here's how combat will work in The Banner Saga

So we've seen about how the travel system works in the upcoming title The Banner Saga but now we've got a good look at how the turn-based combat will work. Whilst turn-based on a grid isn't a new mechanic it's good to see ho...more



2:30 PM on 11.21.2013
Here's a trailer explaining travel in The Banner Saga

Yes, The Banner Saga still looks amazing. Great, now let's move onto some of the actual strategy mechanics which are explained in the trailer above. The traveling system relies on three resources: morale, supplies, and popul...more




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