Banner Saga 2 News

The Banner Saga 2 console versions to launch one month ahead of schedule

Viking strategy sequel The Banner Saga 2 wasn't going to launch on consoles until 26th July, but porting team Shiny Shoe was remarkably ahead of schedule so we're now getting it in the next few days.

The Xbox One version will arrive as early as this Friday, where it will be free for Xbox Live Gold members. The PS4 port will follow on Monday, 5th July.

Players will be able to import their save data from the first Banner Saga into this sequel.

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July Xbox Games with Gold titles announced

July Xbox Games with Gold titles announced

The Banner Saga 2! Tumblestone! Tron! More!

Microsoft's announced July's Xbox Games with Gold titles.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download the superb strategy game The Banner Saga 2 for free during July.

Competitive multiplayer puzzle game Tumblestone is free from 16th July to 15th August.

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The Banner Saga 2 launch detailed

The Banner Saga 2 launch detailed

UPDATE: PS4 and Xbox One editions dated.

UPDATE 12/5/16: The Banner Saga 2 will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Tuesday 26th July, developer Stoic has said.

The Viking strategy sequel will arrive for consoles just a month after it hit PC and Mac - a vast improvement on the console launch time of the original.

"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," Stoic technical director John Watson - no relation to Sherlock Holmes - said.

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The Banner Saga gets PS4 and Xbox One release date

The Banner Saga gets PS4 and Xbox One release date

UPDATE: Vita version back in business.

UPDATE 23/12/2015 8.32pm: Good news, everyone! The Banner Saga will be coming to Vita after all.

Developer Gio Corsi confirmed on Twitter that the game's publisher, Versus Evil, has decided to fund the Vita version's development.

The Vita version was previously "put on the back burner" after a third-party porting company folded, leaving developer Stoic under budget and needing to focus on the PS4 and Xbox One ports. The developer has promised more news about the Vita version in 2016.

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