The Banner Saga's launch trailer heralds the arrival of the tactical-RPG

The Banner Saga

Stoic Games have reached the end of a long and arduous journey; one that required the help of an army of crowdfunders , and contained a short intermission for some free-to-play battling . To celebrate the end of their adventure, here's a celebratory trailer. To be clear: their adventure is in the more metaphorical sense of the development and release of tactical-RPG The Banner Saga. As far as I know, they have not personally carried some giant axes through a harsh and mythical wilderness.

The Banner Saga will be available on Steam within the next couple of hours. The game is an RPG-style epic, in which you take your Viking clan on a lengthy journey, build and manage your caravan, and biff things with the aforementioned axes. As you might expect from former Bioware developers, narrative is a big focus. Your choices in conversation and combat promise to have a significant impact on the story.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.