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The Banner Saga 2 Arrives On Consoles This July

by Elise Favis on May 14, 2016 at 06:51 AM

Only a month after its launch, Stoic Games has announced that The Banner Saga 2 will hit consoles in July.

The sequel to the viking-themed RPG is currently available on PC and Mac, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions arriving July 26.

The first Banner Saga arrived on consoles in January, two years after its original launch. In comparison, The Banner Saga 2 is hitting consoles much quicker than its predecessor.

"Although our team size dictated what we could do with the first release, we knew that a two-year wait for the sequel was just not acceptable," said Stoic's technical director John Watson in a statement. "So we worked extremely hard to ensure that console gamers could continue their journey in a timely fashion."

Stoic added that with its following game, The Banner Saga 3, it hopes to have a simultaneous launch on multiple platforms.

For more on The Banner Saga 2, check out our review and our feature pointing out four reasons the game is better than its predecessor.


Our Take
It's great to see this series expand more to other platforms, which will continue to widen its audience. It's definitely commendable that Stoic worked hard to make these console ports happen in a timely manner.