The second installment of the award-winning indie game, The Banner Saga 2, will soon be available to console players. Stoic Studio and Versus Evil have announced that the game is going to launch into the Games with Gold! program for Xbox One on July 1, 2016. For PlayStation 4 players, the saga about Vikings will launch shortly thereafter on July 5. PlayStation Plus members can get 10% off Banner Saga 2 and 30% off the Banner Saga 1 and 2 complete pack.
“We are incredibly happy to be able to release Banner Saga 2 on console so that fans of the series can finally jump into the second installment of this epic saga,” said John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic.
“Launching the Banner Saga 2 on consoles this close to the PC launch is just tremendous,” commented Steve Escalante, General Manager at Versus Evil, “We just had a great launch earlier this year with the first Banner Saga and now we are continuing to grow our console presence with this latest release and our partners Sony and Microsoft. Gamers new to the series can jump right into Banner Saga 2 without being penalized for not playing the first game. For those that have, their choices from the first game will carry over to the sequel.”
Banner Saga 2 released in April this year on PC and Mac. It received excellent reviews and is pleased by fans. To celebrate the launch Stoic Studio released an Accolades trailer which can be viewed here:
As an added bonus, PlayStation gamers will get an exclusive passive ability boost, the Playful Hilt of Arnr, a hilt of a sword that was said to provide comfort in extended battles. Xbox One gamers will get the Tome of X, a book of catalogued pastimes, competition, puzzles. Both items will be automatically unlocked in the game and can be equipped when a player's character reaches the required level.