The third tactical role-playing game in The Banner Saga series, The Banner Saga 3 from developer Stoic and publisher Versus Evil, promises to continue the epic storyline established in the previous two games while concluding the trilogy with this, the third and final game in the acclaimed Viking-themed series. The game is scheduled for release on July 26, 2018
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The Game Review
Unique to the tactical role-playing genre, The Banner Saga 3 features turn-based combat akin to the Final Fantasy games of yore and similar to that found in most Japanese role-playing games of the traditional variety.
Because of this, there will be a huge emphasis on character development, specialization, and equipment with the narrative and plot taking center stage in a game that will be largely driven by the traditional RPG setup.
The developer Stoic, founded by former Bioware employees, has a team well-versed in making just this type of RPG and the devs are promising a narrative-rich experience that is intense and addicting in terms of gameplay and action.
From a narrative standpoint, The Banner Saga 3 concludes the epic saga introduced in the first two games but a lot of press has gone out of its way to stress that players will not need to have played those games prior to playing The Banner Saga 3.
With the completion of 2016’s The Banner Saga 2, Stoic expressed interest in making another game, saying that there was certainly more of a story to tell. John Watson, the co-founder of Stoic, then again expressed interests in concluding The Banner Saga trilogy with a third game and estimated that it would require $2 million to complete such a game.
The first game in the series, The Banner Saga, was a successful crowdfunding project and it is a tradition the devs have continued since that game’s debut.
Given the relatively small figure when compared to triple-A titles for the home consoles, The Banner Saga series has given players (and donors) more bang for their buck than the vast majority of crowdfunded projects out there. In terms of what gamers can expect in The Banner Saga 3, Stoic has been pretty mum on specifics but a lot of insiders are expecting that the game will continue a lot of the conventions established in The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2.
This is because it is often best for devs to not rock the boat too much with a beloved IP and, further, it is often cheaper to iterate on a game engine as long as you don’t modify the game a lot with each new edition. The Banner Saga 3 is available on Windows and Mac OS platforms.
Though reviews have yet to hit press critics are expecting the game to maintain the same level of high quality found in the previous two entries in the game, making The Banner Saga 3 one of the most anticipated RPG releases of the year on any platform but particularly for the PC where exclusive titles are few and far between.