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Need to get your Viking hit on? You should be excited to hear that Banner Saga 2 has now received a confirmed console release date.

Stoic and Versus Evil have today confirmed that the sequel to the massive indie hit The Banner Saga will be arriving on Xbox One and PS4 comes 26th July 2016. Banner Saga 2 may already be available on PC, but it’s the Xbox One version that we’re more than interested in and it’ll be interesting to see whether the excellent reviews that the game has gathered from its PC release translate over to the console scene.

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!” he added.

“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,” he concluded.

As always we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop for when the release date arrives but before it does, you really should be checking out the original game first. Our review is right here if you need tempting in.

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