The Banner Saga 3 will be the darkest chapter of the story so far. The good people over at Stoic Entertainment are at it again, bringing us the third and final chapter in their Norse-inspired epic The Banner Saga. We had the chance to visit them over the Rezzed weekend…
Coming along mere months after the release of the first game in the series, The Banner Saga 2 has made its way to the home consoles on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The original Banner Saga was a very story-driven experience, relying on the player to invest themselves in the…
The Gods are dead, the sun has frozen and the foul scourge of the Dredge are trying to wipe out any trace of human life on earth. Well, that's only if me and my army of men, giants and crazy fire-witches have anything to say about it. This Banner Saga…
Three man indie developers Stoic are going ahead with the development of The Banner Saga 2. This is despite ongoing issues with King, after they claimed copyright infringement over the word "saga" used in the games title. Announced on Facebook yesterday, Stoic stated: "after a short hiatus we'll be coming…
To celebrate their launch of The Banner Saga, Stoic and Versus Evil are calling for fans to take part in their art contest 'Creating the Banner'. The rules are simple; create a Viking inspired artwork based on your personal experience of the game. Fans can draw their inspiration from any…
Yesterday came the news about King, developers of popular game Candy Crush Saga trademarking the word ‘Candy’ and issuing threats to any other developer using the word in their game titles. The trademark application was spotted by Gamasutra and it has been reported that Apple has already started serving notifications…
The Banner Saga has caused quite a stir recently - after being successfully funded on Kickstarter, the game has now launched, and Stoic have created a suitably epic trailer for their fantasy Viking RPG. The animated art style and the stunning artwork is shown off along with some gameplay showing…
The sun shines bright in the ice blue sky, but it does not raise your spirits. The trail before you is long, the weather is bleak, and death is biting at your heels. You’ve been marching for days – weeks – trying to escape the mechanical beings that threaten your…
Being a Viking wasn't an easy life. Somehow, between the constant cold and drinking ale, they found time to pillage, conquer and otherwise be very angry, bearded men. Marching and growling across 9th Century Europe doesn't sound like a great deal of fun, but after playing Stoic's crowdfunded tactical RPG,…
  Learning the basics of a combat system is critical to any RPG, let alone a turn based RPG. Make it too easy, people get bored. Make it too complicated, not many people will bother to learn it. So far it appears Stoic has struck a nice balance, easy to…
Stoic have introduced a new class into The Banner Saga. Announced on their official site, Stoic's new Norse-like fights are known as 'Shieldbangers". Described as a "living tank", these horned heroes will be taking on the end of the world with a beefy shield. Shieldbangers are for all sense of…
  Vikings were good at travelling, mainly because they murdered and pillaged for whatever they needed. They didn't worry about trade or decency, just the common courtesy of stabbing you over a loaf of bread and maybe your wife. The Banner Saga however does have a few hang-ups on such…
It has been well over a year since The Banner Saga successfully completed its stint on Kickstarter. Since then Stoic Studio has been busy toiling away on their tactical RTS. Soon we will see the fruits of their labor, after they announced that The Banner Saga will be released January…