Renowned indie development team Stoic announced today that the third chapter in their epic Banner Saga franchise is in development, and gamers can help fund the title on Kickstarter. A 42 days campaign is live right now, with a US$ 200,000 goal, and the game’s estimated release date has been set for December 2018.
Banner Saga 1 threw you into a deep, strange world where the gods were dead. The sun had stopped. A colossal serpent leveled mountains, searching for answers hidden in an ancient language as darkness roiled on the horizon. You guided your flock against overwhelming odds, to protect the ones you loved. How did you fare as the world began its end?
Banner Saga 2 remembered your deeds, both wise and foolish. Calamity tested your leadership. Friends became enemies and enemies, allies. You walked in deep places, and glimpsed places deeper still. Always one more hill to crest. Did you endure to the great city of Arberrang? Were you welcomed or feared within its black wall while the world outside was breaking?
Banner Saga 3 concludes the tale. Steel your nerves, step forth into the approaching abyss. Cross the threshold from daylight without end into untold darkness. Warped lands within threaten your sanity, and a writhing wyrm tests your mettle. But here, in the darkness, is where secrets are brought to light and motives are made clear. Are your friends who they claim to be? They all look to you. What story will your banner tell?
Gamers interested in picking up Banner Saga 3 for a discounted price can back the project for US$ 20. Stoic is also offering a special package for people who don’t own the previous Banner Saga titles, so for an extra US$ 20, they can get Banner Saga 1 and 2 (or US$15 for Banner Saga 2 and US$ 5 for Banner Saga 1)
Prospective backers who wish to support the crowdfunding campaign on PayPal should use the following email address:
stoic (at) stoicstudio (dot) com