The Banner Saga video update shows animation, cutscenes and combat

Stoic have released a video update for The Banner Saga, showing a bit of combat, music and animation from their upcoming indie Viking epic. I am a sucker for hand-drawn animation at the best of times and there is some quality work on show in the brief clips sprinkled into the latest update. Watch some cutscene work at 3:20, a gorgeous animated background at 5:05 and some combat at 6:56.

The Banner Saga Kickstarter project exceeded expectations , which means Stoic have the funds to record the soundtrack with a real orchestra. You can catch some of the soundtrack in the video below. It's fun to watch Kickstarter projects slowly come together.

Find out more about the game on The Banner Saga site .

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.