Banner Saga fans now rejoice after hearing some great news from Stoic Entertainment. Sony confirms Banner Saga’s port to PS Vita after Stoic reported that due to some financial problems, the game won’t become available for the Vita gaming console.
Gio Corsi, of Sony’s Third Party Production and Development, has announced via an online Tweet that Sony will step in to fund Stoic’s award-winning project, The Banner Saga. Corsi also stated that Stoic’s life-long dream of making the game available for all consoles, including PS4, Xbox One and Vita is finally coming true.
As stated, due to a couple of financial setbacks, Banner Saga’s developer had no choice but to postpone the Vita version of the Banner until later notice. It would seem that with Sony’s help, Stoic got back on its tracks. Moreover, the joint team promise that the ported game will offer the players a couple of surprises.
For those of you who are unaware of the game, The Banner Saga, Stoic’s Entertainment child, is a tactical TBS game, which also features many RPG elements. The game’s plot in a fantastical world, where humans and varls have allied themselves in order to wage war on the Dredge, a race of reputable humanoids made out of stone.
If we take a closer look at the game, we can clearly see that Banner Saga’s universe is inspired from the nordic Viking legends, and the atmosphere itself seem to be more on the lines of Skyrim. The game encompasses 6 different chapters, each of them being narrated from a separate point of view.
Concerning gameplay mechanics, in terms of squad-base tactics, the game reminds of X-COM or the first installment in the Fallout series. But leaning more on the story and RPG elements, we are able to trace several similarities between the Banner Saga and IceWind Dale, the king of all RPG games.
Sony confirms Banner Saga’s port to PS Vita, after the gaming and tech giant has lent its financial support to Austin-based indie game producer Stoic Entertainment. The news is more encouraging for the gaming company because Stoic has planned for a long time to port Banner Saga to other consoles.
For now, we can only rejoice to hear that we will be able to play the game on other platforms than PC. But there’s, even more, good news. With Sony funding Stoic’s project, the indie game company can now concentrate on delivering the second part of the game, which, according to them, will answer far more questions regarding Banner Saga’s lore.