Recently, Stoic Studio, the developers of Banner Saga 3, and its publisher, Versus Evil, have announced that Banner Saga 3’s last Kickstarted Stretch Goal has entered Beta.
“The Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter allowed Stoic to increase the scope, fidelity and production values of Banner Saga 3, and the Eternal Arena represents the final Stretch Goal promise with a mode that will allow its fans and backers to fully explore their tactical whims”, said Steve Escalante, Versus Evil General Manager.
Eternal Arena is a mode where players will be able to customize their own maps, rules, and enemies to create “unique tests of skill.” Players can compete against other players around the world on the in-game leaderboard for the highest score. Players will also be able to play with all the characters, enemies, and battlefields from the Banner Saga trilogy.
Originally Eternal Arena was the last stretch goal for Banner Saga 3, hitting the $400,000 mark in just over a week. Interestingly, while the new mode has entered beta, it will be available for all players on December 12.
Good on Stoic for putting it out when it was ready rather than when the game was released. I haven’t had a chance to go through the third game yet, but judging from the reviews I should really get around to beating it one of these days. Also, I’m really hoping they get around to reviving their online component one of these days. Better late then never, I suppose. I hope that Stoic has more up their sleeves in this genre and that whatever they do they bring Austin Wintory along with them. I mean, have you listened to The Banner Saga’s soundtracks? If you haven’t, you really should.
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