The third installment to the hit RPG series “The Banner Saga” will release this summer, and it’s coming to a lot of platforms. Versus Evil, the independent video game publisher, and the developer Stoic, both announced that Banner Saga 3 will launch on July 24th, 2018 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. There will even be a mobile version of the game released later this year, but the developers stopped short of nailing down an exact release date for that version. For fans of a simpler time, the game is even releasing in a physical edition.
There will be plenty of extras for fans that pre-order the game, no matter which edition or platfrom you prefer. The developer unveiled the pre-order offer details for the PC version, which is the ‘Dredge Ally Pack,’ and that version can be pre-ordered through Steam and other digital PC retailers. If you pre-order the Dredge Ally Pack, you will get a Dredge Stoneguard Character (Rank 10 Hero called Kivi); a Unique Combat Ability for the Tank; a Unique Dredge Item called Sculptor’s Tools; an Exclusive Dredge Heraldry; and a Unique Heroic Title called “Shield Cleaver’. Also included in the pre-order is an exclusive Banner Saga 3 Overture Track – by Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA winning composer Austin Wintory.
“Banner Saga 3 represents the feeling of closure but also immense accomplishment to a trilogy that has been at the very fabric of our lives for many years. We’re ever thankful to the fans and backers that have shared this epic journey with us and helped us deliver what we feel is a fitting end to our Viking adventure.” Said John Watson, Technical Director of Stoic.
There will be three digital versions of the game at launch, and they are all very affordable. The Standard Edition of Banner Saga 3 on PC will cost $24.99, while the Deluxe Edition will be priced at $29.99 and will include the game’s official soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory in addition to a digital wallpaper, world map and the ‘Gold Wasp’ in-game title.
The Banner Saga 3 Legendary Edition is priced at $39.99 and includes everything that comes in the Deluxe Edition as well as the exclusive ‘Shadow Walker’ Heroic Title, the ‘Petrie Clan Ring’ exclusive legendary item and digital novel ‘Gift of Hadrborg’.
“Banner Saga 3 will maintain the legacy created by the previous two games in the series. Even more exciting is the fact that in addition to PC we are bringing Banner Saga 3 to PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch simultaneously at launch. Stoic have created a trilogy that will stand the test of time as one of the best RPGs ever created and one that has resonated with fans from all over the world. This is it! This is the end. If there was ever a time to experience the Banner Saga it is now.” Adds Versus Evil General Manager, Steve Escalante.
505 Games will be publishing a physical retail package – The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition – for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 priced at $39.99. The Bonus Edition will enable RPG fans to dive headlong into the entire Viking adventure and will include Banner Sagas 1, 2 and 3 plus a mini art book, poster, best of soundtrack and in-game digital item. It will be available at major game retailers on July 24th in the US and July 27th in Europe. A digital PC Bonus Edition featuring all three games will also be available.
In Banner Saga 3, players will embark upon the final journey beyond the wall of Darkness to traverse a world unlike anything encountered in previous sagas. The games compelling story driven narrative will continue to encourage the character building and strategic aspects which were essential to the previous games popularity with fans. Story secrets will be brought to light and character motives will be made clear. The end has come.