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Banner Saga 2 gets updated with paid DLC Survival Mode. Double pack also available
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Banner Saga 2 gets updated with paid DLC Survival Mode. Double pack also available

by Neil Watton (neil363)March 17, 2017

Back in the middle of 2016, Banner Saga 2 arrived onto our consoles. Following up from the magic of the original The Banner Saga, it had big shoes to fill but its free-ness thanks to its Xbox Games With Gold giveaway debut meant that it reached an audience of millions. Now though, it’s been updated and the new Survival Mode sounds like it is well worth checking out.

Available to purchase for £3.99 – yep sorry, no more freebies here – the Survival Mode for Banner Saga 2 lets you test your strategic wit with 40 escalating battles as you lead your heroes against numerous waves of enemies. Renown will be earnt, and can then in turn allow you to equip new items and unlock new heroes. But your main challenge will be to best your friends and rank yourself as high up the Survival leaderboards as you possibly can – whether that be in the Normal mode, or the Harder difficulty settings.

But that’s not all, as to accompany the new Survival add-on as a whole new game pack bundle, one which delivers Banner Saga 2, the Survival add-on and the original, The Banner Saga, for one great £30.39 price. Well, one cheaper price at least as whilst the savings aren’t the best, it is most definitely the place any newcomer to the series should start.

As you would expect, the Xbox Games Store should be your next port of call. Although our reviews of The Banner Saga and Banner Saga 2 should certainly be checked out too.

DLC Description:

Survival Mode tests your tactical mettle in 40 escalating battles! Assemble six heroes from a selection of your favorite Banner Saga characters and lead them in battle against waves of enemies. Earn Renown to equip new items and to unlock heroes to replace those who fall in battle. How long will you survive and how will you rank against others in the leaderboards?Survival Mode Features: Stay alive through as many battles as possible in this challenging combat game mode.Choose 6 heroes from over 40 of your favorite characters. Recruit more heroes with renown as you progress. Permadeath – Heroes who fall in battle are lost forever but can be given a Viking Funeral to regain renown so you can recruit new heroes to take their place.Play in Normal or Hard difficulty modes and see how you rank in the leaderboards against your friends.

Complete Pack Description:

Get both The Banner Saga and Banner Saga 2 for one great price! Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Lead your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape as you fight for survival. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect – not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered. Includes Survival mode! Test your tactical mettle in 40 escalating battles. Assemble six heroes from a selection of your favorite Banner Saga characters and lead them in battle against waves of enemies. Earn Renown to equip new items and to unlock heroes to replace those who fall in battle. How long will you survive and how will you rank against others in the leaderboards?

 

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Neil Watton (neil363)
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One. A massive racing fan, Forza 4 was the daddy of all Xbox titles but Forza Horizon 2 now trumps that. Online first person shooters are my hell....probably because my reactions are so poor. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.