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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Mostly Positive (83) - 79% of the 83 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (8,536) - 89% of the 8,536 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jan 14, 2014
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July 26

BANNER SAGA 3 IS HERE!



Banner Saga 3 - the third and final game in the epic trilogy - is now available for download here on Steam!

Continue your journey now that the end has come:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/485460/The_Banner_Saga_3/

This community of fans is the most incredibly supportive and encouraging group of players we have had the pleasure to meet and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you’ve done to make this day happen!

View the new Launch Trailer, here:

https://youtu.be/dbGFAYEh-r0
Please share the news with your friends and family, on social media, and in your streaming channels. Enjoy the last leg of your epic saga.

On behalf of the entire Stoic team: Skål!
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July 18

Prepare for the End - Banner Saga 3 Is Coming!



All of our players have been hugely supportive throughout the development of the trilogy. Thanks to those of you who reported bugs, gave us feedback about performance and ideas for improvements. We’ve been listening carefully to all of you and are releasing a build for Banner Saga 1 (and Banner Saga 2) in preparation for the launch of the finale.
  • Volume Sliders: Added independent audio channel volume adjustment
  • Stats: Added a stats preview on the Hero Party selection screen.
  • Performance: Made several performance improvements.
  • Bugs: Several bug fixes are included in this build. Thanks for sending in bug reports!
  • Translation: We’ve updated both the Chinese language and Brazilian Portuguese language, as well as added several other Localization fixes.
  • SDK: We’ve made various SDK updates and adjustments.

We’re so excited that our launch date for Banner Saga 3 is quickly approaching on Thursday, July 26 - NEXT WEEK!

If you haven’t already, please put it onto your wishlist or pre-order Banner Saga 3 here:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/485460/The_Banner_Saga_3/

Patch Notes for Banner Saga 1 - 2.55.40

Following is a list of specific fixes made in Banner Saga 1, many additional incremental fixes have been made across both the foundation code base and game engine that do not appear in this list:
  • Rest after Onef's betrayal doesn't consume supplies
  • Arriving at the Stravhs godstone in Chapter 7 causes a hang
  • Two digit stats are cut off on Information Panel
  • Floating text is not displayed properly at the two last strikes of "Bloody Flail" ability
  • Language setting is being reset to English in certain situations
  • Characters in certain languages are not displayed correctly
  • Significant performance drop can be observed while caravan is crossing godstone or town
  • Loading save during tutorial battle evokes internal error impacting performance
  • Loading save during battle evokes internal error impacting performance
  • Edge case infinite loading screen at the beginning of Chapter 2
  • Player is unable to progress in Boesgard if the 1000 day limit has been reached
  • Rupture ability does not cause wounded allies to explode
  • The Crest is not displayed in Hakon's caravan
  • Blinking highlight is misaligned with text
  • Red squares appear under transparent gamepad button icons after certain steps
  • End Training in battle view is inaccessible with a gamepad
  • Multiple Backers' Crests contain a skull or skull-alike image
  • Icon for escape key is missing in tutorial prompt
  • Training does not calculate the size of player's party properly
  • "Points available" in some languages is not centered vertically
  • Thread the Needle ability has no animation
  • Chapter 5 - Single glitch is visible during the cutscene after Iver and Bellower battle
  • Alette's animation in Ability information panel is missing
  • Multiple issues with caravan animation on the road to Skogr
  • The player may obtain already owned item
  • Some of the coat of arms graphics are placed out of boundaries
  • Bonus item is obtained even when the party is defeated in the battle
  • Puncture does not add damage to Thread the Needle ability
  • Missing Iver special ability animation when used on Bellower
  • The font size is too small in certain places of the game



Build number - 2.55.40
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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
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • 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

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