Banner Saga 2 worldwide Launch | MOUSE n JOYPAD

Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, have completed a worldwide launch of the Banner Saga 2 for PC and Mac. Banner Saga 2 is the sequel to the BAFTA nominated: The Banner Saga, an epic Viking role-playing strategy game where a player’s choice directly affects their personal journey. The console versions of the game are set to launch later this summer.
Arnie Jorgensen, Art Director and a founder of Stoic, said “The feedback and excitement we received from the Banner Saga 1 really helped us work to make the Banner Saga 2 even better. Huge thanks to the community!”
“Over the last two years we have been able to launch Banner Saga on multiple platforms and with great success,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. “Now we are entering the next brutal chapter and Stoic has delivered on their promise to deliver a worthy sequel to this epic Viking inspired saga.  There is more of what everyone wanted plus more gut-wrenching choices.  This is the first of many platforms to launch this year and we hope the fans enjoy it as much as we do.”
Banner Saga 2 is available for SRP £14.99/€19.99 on STEAM, Direct to Drive, Bundle Stars, GameFly, GamersGate, Humble Store, GameStop and UPlay.  A Deluxe Edition, which includes the official soundtrack by two-time BAFTA-winning composer and Grammy-nominated Austin Wintory, is also available for £18.99/€22.99.
To celebrate the launch, the team are showcasing the game at PAX East in Boston this week. PAX East runs from 22nd – 24th of April. The showcase includes a dedicated panel on April 23rd from 10:30am – 11:30am in the Albatross Theatre

We reviewed the original Banner Saga, our reviewer commented on the abruptness of the end of the game and thought the sequel would help to bring players some closure. Scott wrote:

“The Banner Saga seems like a throwback to a bygone era, of text adventures and choice based gameplay. It is an incredibly original title that pays homage to the nostalgia many gamers will feel but doesn’t pretend to be a “spiritual successor”. Combat is simple and enjoyable and the decisions you make have real consequences. The Banner Saga lacks charisma, it lacks a personality but I suppose this is by design: it is YOUR personality that drives the game, not a character’s. The Banner Saga is an excellent game if you don’t mind reading through the entirety of War and Peace to get there.”
You can read our review of the Banner Saga HERE