Get ready for another thrilling installment in the highly enjoyable The Banner Saga series. It has been announced that Banner Saga 3 will be launched on July 24, 2018, for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. A version for mobile platforms is also expected later this year.
The announcement was made by Versus Evil in partnership with Stoic. Banner Saga 3 will be the final chapter in the Viking RPG trilogy. With the July 24, 2018, release date quite close, fans who pre-order the game for PC will gain access to the ‘Dredge Ally Pack.’ The pack includes:
- Dredge Stoneguard Character – Rank 10 Hero called Kivi
- Unique Dredge Item – Sculptor’s Tools
- Unique Combat Ability – Tank
- Exclusive Dredge Heraldy
- Unique Heroic Title – Shield Cleaver
- Exclusive Banner Saga 3 Overture Track by Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory.
“Banner Saga 3 represents the feeling of closure but also an immense accomplishment to a trilogy that has been at the very fabric of our lives for many years. We’re ever thankful to the fans and backers that have shared this epic journey with us and helped us deliver what we feel is a fitting end to our Viking adventure,” Said John Watson (Technical Director of Stoic).
Fans will be able to choose from three digital versions. The Standard Edition on PC will retail for $24.99. The Deluxe Edition of Banner Saga 3 will cost you $29.99. You should know that the Deluxe Edition will include the game’s official soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory, world map, a digital wallpaper, and the ‘Gold Wasp’ in-game title.
For $39.99 you’ll be able to buy the Legendary Edition which includes content from the Deluxe Edition as well as an exclusive ‘Shadow Walker’ Heroic Title, the digital novel ‘Gift of Hadrborg,’ and an exclusive legendary item called ‘Petrie Clan Ring.’
“Banner Saga 3 will maintain the legacy created by the previous two games in the series. Even more exciting is the fact that in addition to PC we are bringing Banner Saga 3 to PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch simultaneously at launch,” said Steve Escalante (Versus Evil General Manager). “Stoic have created a trilogy that will stand the test of time as one of the best RPGs ever created and one that has resonated with fans from all over the world. This is it! This is the end. If there was ever a time to experience the Banner Saga it is now.”
If you’ve been meaning to buy a physical retail copy, 505 Games has got you covered. The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition will be released for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’ll be priced at $39.99, and includes all three games in the series. You’ll also receive a mini art book, a poster, an in-game digital item, and a best of soundtrack. It’ll be available at major game retailers in the U.S. on July 24, 2018. Europe will have it available on July 27. Furthermore, a digital PC Bonus Edition with all three games will also be made available.
Here’s the beautiful trailer for The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition!
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