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Old 02-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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The Banner Saga Announcement Trailer


Stoic (a company founded by former Bioware employees) has revealed The Banner Saga, a strategy-RPG about vikings.

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What is The Banner Saga?

Short answer: role-playing meets turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings.

Travel through stunning landscapes straight out of an animated film as your party escapes what could be the end of everything. Battle painstakingly hand-animated foes in strategic, turn-based combat. Make decisions with real consequences in conversations with people you'll actually care about.

The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy. Hope you'll join the caravan.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Absolutely gorgeous AND a SRPG? I'm in!
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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Yup. Wow. Sign me up.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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Yeah that was really neat. I'm going to have to add this one to my radar.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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So, were they fired from Bioware? >_> Is there like three of them? I don't get it. Step backwards, man. This is the game they were dying to make? They had my attention with the Bioware name, but I can't say the concept is going to excite more than the few niche SRPG players. They'd best produce a demo because this is an odd concept.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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If they'd been Blizzard employees making a game about vikings I'd be even more excited, but this works too.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:31 PM   #8
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If they'd been Blizzard employees making a game about vikings I'd be even more excited, but this works too.
Yeah, that woulda made a lot more sense. Even though most people don't even remember that Blizz viking game.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:09 AM   #9
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Here's an interview with the company if anyone is interested:
http://www.indiegamemag.com/a-moment...ng-full-indie/
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:29 AM   #10
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Gotta see how the combat works before this one starts pinging on the scopes.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:48 AM   #11
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This has huge potential for me. Its caught my eye for a few reasons- 1 being it seems to avoid a lot of Biowares standard story telling tropes (unstoppable ancient evil!). It has a unique setting.

Also I love a good SRPG game and I dont think there has really been any in quite awhile.
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