Stoic Studios, the company behind Banner Saga 1 and 2, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $200,000 for the final chapter of the franchise, Banner Saga 3. The first Banner Saga successfully secured $723,886 from 20,043 backers in 2012 and was released on PC and mobile in 2014. The studio decided to fund Banner Saga 2 on its own and not through crowdfunding. It was released last year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile.
“Banner Saga 3 is the highly anticipated final game of an award winning trilogy. It’s a role-playing game merged with turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about Vikings. Many modern games play it safe – you are the chosen one who always saves the day. Our game is different, you can’t take anything for granted in Banner Saga. Picture the classic tactical strategy games of your childhood but refined for the modern age. It’s not about grinding to get past the next fight. Every encounter, every decision you make has heavy and sometimes far-reaching consequences. It throws you into the end of the world and asks, ‘How do you deal with this?’ Banner Saga 3 is aimed at people who appreciate art, story and strategy.”
“We’re going full circle and returning to Kickstarter where it all began. In 2012, the backers were instrumental in bringing the saga to life, smashing our initial funding target that led us to increase the scope, fidelity and production values of Banner Saga. We’re proud to be indie, and despite the stellar support we get from our publisher, Versus Evil, we’re not taking any outside funding to bring this series home, we’d love Kickstarter support to add additional features that are simply beyond our current budget.”
Those who back the campaign will receive various perks, including the game itself (starting at $20), Name in credits, exclusive game start screen, exclusive wallpaper, alpha access, soundtrack, and artbook. The campaign is set to close on March 7th, and the game/perks’ anticipated delivery is December 2018.
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