Viking epic The Banner Saga marauding on Xbox soon

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It’s been a little while coming, but finally developer Stoic ably assisted by publisher Versus Evil, have revealed a release date for their Viking epic, The Banner Saga.

Already sporting a nifty PC release that’s earned the game some critical acclaim, Stoic will be releasing The Banner Saga via the ID@Xbox program on the 12th of January 2016.

Stoic’s founder and Technical Director, John Watson;

We have been working on porting The Banner Saga to consoles for some time. Porting the game certainly presented technical challenges that we needed to overcome, and gave us an opportunity to redesign the user experience for console controllers. We have managed to merge the story and gameplay from The Banner Saga with a refined controller interface to make it a very enjoyable console gaming experience.

For those of you who haven’t seen the game, you’re looking at a single player Viking saga, where your choice of travel, combat and conversation determines the outcome of your own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilisation.

Have a look at the announcement trailer below and let us know if The Banner Saga will be on your New Year playlist when it hits consoles on the 12th of January.

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