The Banner Saga 3 gets July 24 release date

The Banner Saga 3, the final installment of the excellent strategy game series, will release on July 24, developer Stoic has announced. 

If you haven't played either of the previous two—and you really should—then they're narrative-driven games developed by some ex-Bioware developers. You lead a group of followers across a beautiful, often-barren landscape in a rickety caravan, getting into turn-based scraps. 

They're bleak games, and you'll often lose members of your party. Supplies are hard to come by, and you'll be forced to make tough decisions to ensure the survival of your group. Those choices, and their consequences, are the best bits about the game, and will inevitably lead to divisions within your camp. 

They're fairly slow burners, but they're rich and complex games, and it's easy to get lost in them (I'm currently deep into the first game, and can't get enough).

The Banner Saga 3 will be out on both Steam and GOG for £18.74/£24.99.

If you want to find out more about the series, you can read Chris's reviews of the original here and the sequel here, while Tom wrote about why he loves travelling across the series' harsh world here.

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Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play.