The Banner Saga goes multilingual, heads to tablets

Back when The Banner Saga was going through the crowdfunding process in 2012, indie developer Stoic promised backers that the game would take on the Viking saga through a number of different languages. Fast-forward to this year, and the studio’s finally made good on that promise.

John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic explains that this is not the only big news for the project:

Releasing The Banner Saga in multiple languages is a promise we made to our backers when we launched our Kickstarter in 2012. We are happy to be able to keep this promise by finally releasing the game in multiple languages. In addition to PC and Mac the game will also be available in multiple languages on mobile devices when we launch the game later this summer and look forward to sharing this experience with a whole new audience!

Right now, The Banner Saga is available in French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish (as well as English), for both PC and Mac. The mobile version has been created in association with Versus Evil – and General Manager Steve Escalante couldn’t be happier.

Having The Banner Saga launch on tablets later this summer and launching localized language versions, has been quite an achievement for the Stoic team. We’re in full support of their efforts and are working closely with the developers to bring the best experience to not only to our new international players, but our soon to be mobile players as well.

Not yet played The Banner Saga? It’s an epic Viking RPG, complete with turn-based, tactical combat. Your personal story (as well as the entire civilisation’s future) hinges directly on the choices you make throughout combat, travel and conversation.

…and did we mention it’s absolutely beautiful to play? The 2D art and animation is glorious enough, but when it’s combined with a score from Austin Wintory? Bliss.

You can pick up The Banner Saga right now on both PC and Mac, through a number of online retailers (try Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop, GOG and Gamers Gate). Select retailers also have a digital Deluxe Edition, if you’re the sort of person who’d appreciate the complete soundtrack as well.

If you’d prefer it on tablet, you’ll just have to wait a while, but we’ll keep you posted.

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