Following a PC release earlier this year, The Banner Saga 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 26, Versus Evil and developer Stoic announced today.
The sequel to The Banner Saga, which came out on consoles earlier this year, The Banner Saga 2 is a story-based RPG where the choices you make affect who lives and who dies. As the official website explains, choices you made in the first game “will influence how you start Banner Saga 2,” but if you didn’t play the first game, “we have made some choices for you.”
Stoic Technical Director John Watson said:
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. 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!
Versus Evil General Manager Steve Escalante 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. 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.
No update was given on the PlayStation Vita version of The Banner Saga.