Independent game developers Stoic and indie publisher Versus Evil yesterday officially confirmed that The Banner Saga 2, the sequel to The Banner Saga, is coming to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program in 2015.
The announcement comes after the official first reveal of The Banner Saga 2 at last Friday’s Game Awards held in Las Vegas. Trailer below:
There’s a seismic shift in the video game industry as consumers embrace the contributions and creations of independent game-makers such as Stoic, the incredibly passionate creators of The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2. We are very proud to be leading the way with The Banner Saga 2 announcement at what is traditionally a AAA game’s event. It’s a great time to be an ‘indie’ and we couldn’t be more proud to continue working with the Stoic team and our partners at Fearless Media who helped make this happen.
said Steve Escalante, general manager at Versus Evil.
For The Banner Saga 2, Stoic will continue the legacy and story of The Banner Saga. Featuring 2D animation and art, a tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters, the original game earned several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game”, finalist for “Excellence in Visual Arts” and two honourable mentions for “Excellence in Design” and “Excellence in Audio” at the 2014 Independent Game Festival.
The critical reception and widespread fan appreciation for The Banner Saga is overwhelming and humbling, and has the team at Stoic dedicated to delivering a fantastic sequel with The Banner Saga 2. Here we are announcing our next game, our way, on a world-wide stage. We have surrounded our development efforts with quality people like Austin Wintory, Malukah, Taylor » Continue Reading.
The single-player story follows Ajay Ghale, who initially returns to his home country Kyrat—a wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of despotic self-appointed king Pagan Min (played by Troy Baker)—to scatter his mother’s ashes, but becomes caught up in a civil war.
Iridium Studios, developer sof Sequence, have today unveiled just the barest fraction of the remarkable plot of There Came an Echo in a new, character-focused trailer. Included in the trailer are snippets of action from the AAA voice cast, headed up by Wil Wheaton.
We have the best voice cast in the history of indie games. Well, the guy from Bastion, he was really awesome. But we’re at least second.
said Jason Wishnov, CEO of Iridium Studios.
Joining Mr. Wheaton is Ashly Burch, Laura Bailey, Yuri Lowenthal, Cassandra Lee Morris, Rachel Robinson, and Cindy Robinson. The group braves extreme danger to uncover the mysteries around a seemingly unbreakable cryptographic lock and prevent a devastating secret from changing the very fabric of society.
Iridium Studios ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in March of 2013, and then procured further funding from Intel in a partnership to utilize their advanced Intel RealSense technology.
From majestic peaks to the sprawling lowlands, get the low down on Kyrat & Far Cry 4 with this 101 trailer presented by Rabi Ray Rana from Radio Free Kyrat! We apologise for the last 5 seconds of this video – we blame our friends at Ubisoft.
A new type of Final Fantasy game is coming to Xbox One next year. With the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD just a few months away , Square Enix Ltd., today premièred a brand new trailer to celebrate the opening day of Paris Games Week.
The latest trailer for the upcoming blockbuster transports viewers to the dynamic and enthralling world of Orience, where a turbulent war of nations threatens to tear the land apart. The brand new “Enter the Fray” trailer has been embedded below:
In Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – step into the fray as Class Zero, an elite group from a military academy whose country is attacked by an aggressive neighbouring Empire. In the brutal and harrowing struggle that follows, you must engage a range of powerful magical and combat abilities using a new and exciting battle system, to defeat the Empire and uncover the secrets behind the war.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be available on Xbox One across Europe and PAL territories on 20th March 2015, and will include a downloadable playable demo of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV as a special bonus – titled ‘Final Fantasy XV -EPISODE DUSCAE‘.
VooFoo Studios & Ripstone today reminded us that their critically acclaimed pool simulation game; Pure Pool is cued up for launch on Xbox One and will be available for fans to download soon.
Improving on the unprecedented formula of the critically-acclaimed Hustle Kings, the team at VooFoo Studios has achieved a whole new level of realism in Pure Pool. Boasting the most authentic pool experience on the market; Pure Pool offers players the opportunity to experience a living, breathing pool hall – all from the convenience of the couch.
Players can look forward to live online Multiplayer; competing against worthy opponents in both head-to-head matches and in global online leagues. Pure Pool will also track individual gaming-styles, creating a unique DNA profile as they play. It’s even possible to play against AI renditions of friends and foes when they’re not online.
Whether you prefer to spend your time playing solo or weighing up against the competition, connect and prepare to be blown away by the next best thing to real life Pool.
2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios have announced pre-order details for Evolve, the studio’s sci-fi monster hunt – order it now to receive the Monster Expansion Pack at launch, which grants access to a new monster character as soon as it becomes available. Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be preordering the game or waiting until after release to pick this up.
Evolve is out for Xbox One on 21/10/2014 – next week.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is full of charismatic characters. Meet the actors behind Arno Dorian, Elise, Napoleon and more in the video below. Learn how they have embodied their character, allowing Assassin’s Creed Unity to display a powerful story. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on the 14th November here in the UK. Will you be joining in the fight?