If strategic, tactical RPGs are one of the reasons you get up in the morning, you may want to take heed. The Banner Saga from Stoic Games is releasing on Steam for the PC and Mac platforms, and it looks fantastic.
As the YouTube description for the trailer indicates, The Banner Saga is “an epic Viking RPG game where your choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of your own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization.”
This project is selling for $24.99 on Steam. It features hand drawn art and a soundtrack from Austin Wintory, the same composer behind the likes of Journey and Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine. Tangentially, we interviewed Wintory ages ago, and you can read that piece here.
I’ve been looking forward to The Banner Saga for a while now. Expect an episode of “Let’s Play” for it at the very least in the coming days.