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Album Cover

We’re in the home stretch and we’d like to highlight our soundtrack by our fantastic composer – Austin Wintory. Coming soon to his own website check out this preview of the album cover!

It’ll be available via http://austinwintory.com/ soon!

By |January 5th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Album Cover|

Happy Holidays!

#HappyHolidays Everyone – enjoy this festive rhyme from our forum member “Slimsy Platypus”

Twas the weeks before Yule, within the city of Strand
The young ones training for battle, with Stoicmom lending a hand
Armaments readied for battle, and laid out with care
With hopes that our enemies’ Warhawks, would not find them there
The men were restless, snuggled up with a pint
Drunk off their arses, on the mead hall floor for the night
The men dreamed of archers, with their backs turned
Grins across their faces, for victory! – they yearned
Then all of a sudden, there arose such a clatter
A large bang from the Great Hall; what could be the matter?
On Griss, on Iver, on Egil and Bersi!
If that is the Dredge, we’ll slay them without mercy!
The men rushed to the Great Hall, taking two steps in stride
For glory! For honor! For renown! For pride!
When they arrived, and much to their surprise
Was a single old Varl, a grey beard, and old eyes
“Ubin’s the name, and excuse the noise”
“I’ve prepared some gifts: some weapons, some new toys!”
Ubin grabbed a sword off the rack, and looked at the floor
“A sword as sharp as your wit, Iver it yours!”
Ubin then grabbed a tunic, hardened fast and leather
“To keep you safe Egil, and as light as a feather!”
Ubin then reached in his pocket, and leant out his hand
“Steam codes for all! To bring everyone to this land!”

Cheers and happy holidays everyone!

By |December 22nd, 2013|News|Comments Off on Happy Holidays!|

Pre-order Now Available

It is a big day for The Banner Saga with our pre-order going live today. We couldn’t have made it this far without you. To help continue this saga, make sure to let your friends and family know they can take advantage of 20% off the price if they pre-order the game and the Insane Viking Pack.

The Insane Viking Pack includes an exclusive character, an exclusive item, and 3 exclusive audio tracks!

**KS Backers automatically get the Insane Viking Pack

By |December 17th, 2013|News, Preview|Comments Off on Pre-order Now Available|

Crest Deadline – Today

All $50 and up Kickstarter backers have up until Midnight CST tonight (December 6th) to upload your crest. Head to http://stoicstudio.com/forum/ks.php to upload your crest. If any of you have any problems, shoot an e-mail to *protected email* and we’ll get your fixed up!

We’ve been quite impressed with the crests you folks have been creating – take a look at these few created by our community.

 

By |December 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments|

Rough Guide to Combat Trailer

Our latest trailer is now live – The Rough Guide to Combat!

We have released a brand new tutorial that covers the basics someone new to the game needs to consider when preparing for battle and the tactics they need to think about while in the heat of combat.

It includes a useful overview of the hero stats a player should keep an eye on as well as a focus on how ‘willpower’ can also be used strategically to boost various actions in combat to take out an enemy. Watch it to find out more.

By |December 5th, 2013|News, Preview|0 Comments|

Announcement Video is Live!

Hello Everyone!

We have been hard at work on many different things, but most importantly getting ready to launch The Banner Saga on January 14th, 2014.  To celebrate this news we also put out a special announcement video which you can find on our YouTube Channel.

Check it out! As we continue to press closer to launch, please keep checking back on our site and in the community. We will be doing a lot more frequent updates, videos and more. Stay tuned!

By |November 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments|

The Banner Saga at PAX2013

Hi again backers!

It has been a nutso month! We’ve been crunching (no surprise there), to get a playable build for PAX, which starts on Friday. We released some press kits in preparation and Kotaku already posted a news story on it, with new screenshots! Crazy!
Check out the other screenshots here.
We wanted to share the PAX demo with all of our backers, so what we’ll be doing is giving you a playthrough of the game and showing off the same thing that PAX attendants will be playing.

The bit I’m most excited about is that as we’ve always said, the game has a lot of choices to make. Real ones! So what I’m going to do is stop at major decisions and let everyone vote on what to do next. Even at the very beginning of the game you’ll be making decisions that impact the entire story. I’ll also be doing commentary as I play, showing off the new classes, abilities and enemies and giving more insight into gameplay.

Spoiler warning: this will be a playthrough of the first 30-50 minutes of the game (depending on what choices you make). It’s worth noting that even if you participate your own playthrough may turn out very different.

We’ll start this Saturday and keep doing videos every couple days until we’ve made our way through the story! Hope to see you there!

Alex

By |August 28th, 2013|News|Comments Off on The Banner Saga at PAX2013|