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The Banner Saga releases today, watch the launch trailer here

Tuesday, 14th January 2014 15:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Banner Saga, developed by ex-BioWare team members at Stoic, releases today. You can view the launch trailer below the break. You can also check out Dave’s piece on it here. The game, a huge funding success on Kickstarter, is a single player driven Viking saga, where a player’s choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization. It is now available for €22.99/£18.99/$19.99 through Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop and Gamers Gate for PC and Mac. A digital Deluxe Edition is also available through select retailers for €27.99/£22.99 and includes the game and complete soundtrack.

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5 Comments

  1. UuBuU

    The reviews are looking pretty good so far.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. ChandlerL

    Just noticed Dave had a write up about this a few days ago– He seemed to enjoy it. OK. Dave enjoyed it, it’s made by ex-Bioware folks. Good recipe. I’m in.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 :D

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    Looks great, but this type of combat is not for me. It seems turnbased?

    #4 8 months ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    It is turnbased and you can see forthcoming turn order. The turns alternate evenly between your party and the enemy group, one character of yours followed by one of theirs. You can move and strike, once per turn. That continues until one enemy remains, at which point it becomes many of your moves to their one. The combat, though, is just half of the game.

    #5 8 months ago

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