Indie game developer Stoic has announced the release date for the third installment into their turn-based RPG series Banner Saga. Banner Saga 3 will launch July 24, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Mobile platforms are expected to launch later on in the year.
In Banner Saga 3, players will embark upon the final journey beyond the wall of Darkness to traverse a world unlike anything encountered in previous sagas. The game's compelling story-driven narrative will continue to encourage the character building and strategic aspects which were essential to the previous games' popularity with fans. It is the conclusion to the trilogy, aiming to unveil character motives and long-running mysteries.
Speaking in a press release, John Watson, Technical Director of Stoic commented on the series' legacy:
“Banner Saga 3 represents the feeling of closure but also immense accomplishment to a trilogy that has been at the very fabric of our lives for many years. We’re ever thankful to the fans and backers that have shared this epic journey with us and helped us deliver what we feel is a fitting end to our Viking adventure.”There are some pre-order bonuses for PC players. Fans who digitally pre-order the game through Steam and other digital PC retailers will get the following in-game items as a bonus:
- Dredge Stoneguard Character - Rank 10 Hero called Kivi
- Unique Combat Ability: Tank
- Unique Dredge Item - Sculptor's Tools
- Exclusive Dredge Heraldry
- Unique Heroic Title: “Shield Cleaver’
- Exclusive Banner Saga 3 Overture Track – by Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory
The Banner Saga 3 Legendary Edition is priced at $39.99 and includes everything that comes in the Deluxe Edition as well as the exclusive ‘Shadow Walker’ Heroic Title, the ‘Petrie Clan Ring’ exclusive legendary item and digital novel ‘Gift of Hadrborg’.
As well as these digital releases, 505 Games will also be releasing a physical bundle of all three games titled The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition. It will release for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 priced at $39.99. The Bonus Edition will include Banner Saga 1, 2, and 3 plus a mini art book, poster, best of soundtrack and in-game digital item. It will be available on July 24 in the US and July 27 in Europe. A digital PC Bonus Edition featuring all three games will also be available.
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