The Banner Saga 2 will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 26, 2016, Stoic and Versus Evil have announced today.
“We are happy that we were able to create a development schedule where the console version of Banner Saga 2 could come out shortly after the PC version,” said John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic. “Although our team size dictated what we could do with the first release, we knew that a two year wait for the sequel was just not acceptable, so we worked extremely hard to ensure that console gamers could continue their journey in a timely fashion. Our goal for Banner Saga 3 is to simultaneously ship on all platforms!”
The Banner Saga 2 released on PC on April 19th, which means fans of the original game who prefer to play it on console only need to wait a little over three months to experience its sequel, which is pretty good considering the size of Stoic.
“This sequel continues to build on the legacy Stoic has created with the Banner Saga. New players can jump right in and play without any concern of not playing the original game. We didn’t want anyone penalized if they were jumping into this story for the first time.“ commented Steve Escalante, General Manager at Versus Evil. “However, the diehard fans who completed the first game will be able to continue their own saga based on all the choices they made in Banner Saga 1. The Stoic team has done an amazing job of ensuring this sequel is better than the first and addressed many comments their community had including improvements to combat, a wider variety of characters to play and interact with and the addition of more animations and cinematics.”
If you’ll be counting the days until The Banner Saga 2 is released on console, be sure to check out some videos we captured of the PC version in action. We played it with a gamepad, so you can expect the same kind of experience when the console version releases.