Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization.
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Very Positive (7,569 reviews) - 89% of the 7,569 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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June 22

Česky and Bugfix

We're pleased to present the official Česky (Czech) translation of Banner Saga! We'd like to thank Martin Jurtík for providing the translation.

中文 (Chinese) translation is almost finished and will be released soon!

We've added a few hotkey enhancements to combat.

You can cycle through battle units with the left and right arrow keys, but now you can cycle through just your allies by also holding down Control key, and you can cycle through just your enemies by also holding down Shift key.

Furthermore, we've enhanced the Ability hotkey, the 2 key, with the capability to select between multiple abilities, and to confirm the ability.

As a refresher, here are the primary action hotkeys in battle:

  • 1: Move
  • 2: Ability
  • 3: Attack
  • 4: End Turn / Rest
  • 0: Use Horn

Also in this build we've fixed a variety of mostly minor issues to further polish and improve your experience. Please see the build notes below for more details:
  • Fix - Severe morale drop when reaching vicinity of Grofheim
  • Fix - Resting without supplies does not decrease morale
  • Fix - War Bonus item is obtained even when the party is defeated in the battle
  • Fix - Gamepad Controller issue causing spontaneous save game reloading on certain button presses
  • Fix - Text issue with Fasolt's Saga 1 and 2 descriptions being swapped
  • Fix - Issue causing part of Eyvind's hair to sometimes disappear. We’re sure he’ll be much happier now.
  • Fix - Backbiter Champion displaying Dagr's appearance
  • Fix - Battle Promotion banner is not displayed in Korean
  • Fix - Alette's appearance is not displayed during some battles
  • Fix - Caravan banner misaligned with caravan in some scenes

If you have any issues or bugs to report or need assistance, please let us know at help@stoicstudio.com and we’ll do our best to help! Thank you.

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Reviews

“Game of Thrones Meets Vikings Meets Disney. The Banner Saga is blindingly lovely and arguably just as intriguing to play. Built atop a world that all but demands the attention of travel documentaries, it's epic in the literal sense of the word.”
100% – US Gamer

“With a refreshingly unique aesthetic, well-written story, and challenging gameplay, The Banner Saga is an excellent adventure well worth your time.”
90% – Games Radar

“The Banner Saga deserves commendation for the strength of its art and music experience alone, which shatters conventions.”
86% – IGN

About This Game

Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.

Key Features

  • Player choice that drives your own narrative – every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.
  • Over 25 playable characters from 2 different races, human and varl, the horned giants – embark on your epic journey with a variety of characters from 7 different classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options to fit your play style.
  • Strategic combat with consequences - victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle and what decisions you make afterwards.
  • The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast frozen landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.
  • An epic Viking saga brought to life in 2D glory – beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, will immerse you into a fantasy realm inspired by Norse mythology.
  • Multiplayer Combat Enhanced – sharpen your combat skills in the free multiplayer game “Factions”. Compete against other players with many of the character classes you see in The Banner Saga.

The Banner Saga is the first part of a planned trilogy. If you complete this game, your unique progress and storyline will carry over to the next part of the story.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7.5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7.5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
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