BALTIMORE, MD – June 6th, 2019 – Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced that “The Banner Saga 2” is now available on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
Banner Saga 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed and award winning RPG The Banner Saga, which is also available on Xbox Game Pass and continues the story where decisions and consequences go hand in hand in a beautifully crafted adventure of myth and legend.
“We’re excited to add Banner Saga 2 to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service, we’ve been floored by the great response from fans who can now continue their stories from the first game.” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil.
About The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga, which launched to much critical acclaim has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game”, winner of 2014 Game Developers Choice: “Best Debut” award, finalist placement for “Excellence in Visual Arts” category at the Independent Game Festival, 3 BAFTA Award Nominations, and winner of Pocket Gamer’s 2015 Best Adventure/RPG Game and Best Android Game of the Year.
The Banner Saga was nominated as Role Playing Game of the Year at the 18th annual DICE Awards, and Banner Saga 2 has been nominated for Strategy Game of the Year at the DICE and Game Awards events.
Banner Saga 3 launched in 2018 has been nominated for several awards including The Golden Joystick Awards “Best Storytelling”, TGA’s for “Best Strategy Game” and Australian Game Awards for “Best Strategy Title”. The game has secured several accolades including DualShockers “Editors Choice Award and “Game of the Year”, RPGFan “Editors Choice Award” and Twinfinites “Editors Choice Award”.
The Banner Saga series is available on multiple platforms including Steam for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well the App Store for iPad and iPhone, on Google Play and Amazon for Android devices and on Windows based tablets.
To learn more about The Banner Saga visit:www.bannersaga.com
Stoic is an independent game developer based out of Austin, Texas, formed in early 2012 by three veteran game developers. Each is dedicated to making great games that are artful, independent and unique.
Today, the studio is headed by Arnie Jorgensen and John Watson – both industry vets who are now dedicated to continuing as independent game developers. The Banner Saga™ and The Banner Saga: Factions™ content is used by permission. © Stoic LLC. 2012-2019 All rights reserved.
About Versus Evil
Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games such as Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, The Banner Saga trilogy, Antihero, Guild of Dungeoneering, and most recently, the BAFTA Games award winner At Sundown: Shots in the Dark.
In 2018, Versus Evil became the official publisher for true strategy card game, Faeria. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world.
The corporate philosophy is to champion independent game developers. For more information visit http://versusevil.com
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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