Stoic Studios have officially announced the console release dates for the glorious and brutal The Banner Saga. This turn-based tactical title with an emphasis on tough choices, dialogue trees, gorgeous art and downright sadness will hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 12, 2016.
The press release that announced the console launch dates for the title included a quote from John Watson, Founder and Technical Director at Stoic. Here’s that quote.
“We have been working on porting Banner Saga to consoles for some time…
…Porting the game certainly presented technical challenges that we needed to overcome, and gave us an opportunity to redesign the user experience for console controllers. We have managed to merge the story and gameplay from Banner Saga with a refined controller interface to make it a very enjoyable console gaming experience.”
Hopefully they did a great job with control play.
What about the PS Vita version that was announced? I had that question too, so I hit the studio on Twitter. Here was their response.
@JoeyDavidson We'll have more info for that soon!
— The Banner Saga (@BannerSaga) December 16, 2015
Whenever “soon” happens, we’ll have the news for you. Stay tuned.