Banner Saga 2 delayed to 2016, series console ports in limbo

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Indie publisher Versus Evil announced that Stoic’s tactical-RPG sequel The Banner Saga 2 will miss its originally scheduled 2015 release date, and is now set to premiere in the first quarter of 2016.

The delay has also thrown console ports of the previous entry in the series into question, according to a Eurogamer report.

The Banner Saga 2, currently in development for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms, is a follow-up to developer Stoic’s strategy-RPG The Banner Saga. Featuring a mixture of tactics-driven combat and choose-your-own-adventure styled dialogue sequences, The Banner Saga is part of a planned trilogy that reflects player choices and branching decision paths throughout.

Following the announcement of a delay for The Banner Saga 2, Versus Evil declined to comment whether its console ports will launch alongside the PC release or if they had been pushed back to a later date. The publisher also notes that The Banner Saga 2 will ship before a planned port of the original The Banner Saga launches for the PlayStation 4, suggesting a change in release plans.

Speaking to Destructoid, a Versus Evil spokesperson confirmed that console ports for the series are still in the works, and claims that more details will be announced “soon.”

Developed by a team of ex-BioWare staff, The Banner Saga turned to Kickstarter for its initial round of funding in 2012. The game quickly surpassed its $100,000 funding target, and went on to earn over $723,000 in backer pledges.

A free-to-play companion game, The Banner Saga: Factions, first hit Steam in 2013. The single-player campaign for The Banner Saga debuted for mobile platforms and PCs via Steam in 2014. In addition to the upcoming sequel, Stoic is also developing a board game adaptation for the franchise, The Banner Saga: Warbands.

A release date for The Banner Saga 2 is not yet known.

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