Mature story-driven RPG Makes its Debut on Nintendo Switch.

Press release:
BALTIMORE, MD – May 18th, 2018 – Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced the award winning, BAFTA nominated, indie hit The Banner Saga role-playing strategy game is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

Congratulations to the Stoic team on another great achievement for the Banner Saga” said Steve Escalante,General Manager of Versus Evil. “For years amazing games like Fire Emblem, which the Banner Saga has been compared to many times over, have set the bar high on Nintendo hardware. Banner Saga has been in great company as an award winning Strategy Game and truly compliments the Nintendo gamer.”

The Banner Saga is a mature story-driven Viking saga, where a player’s choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization. The game also features stunning 2D animation and art, a unique tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters, all of which drive this epic journey forward.

“The launch of The Banner Saga on Nintendo Switch is very exciting for us and brings together skillfully crafted visuals, an enthralling narrative and strategy to Nintendo Switch gamers waiting to re-experience classic adventures and tactics.” Said John Watson, Technical Director of Stoic.

The Banner Saga, which launched to much critical acclaim has received over 30 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 is available on multiple formats including Steam for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well the App Store for iPad and iPhone, on Google Play and Amazon for Android devices and on Windows based tablets.

Banner Saga 3, the third and final installment of the emotionally charged franchise will launch on July 24th, 2018 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Mobile platforms are expected to launch later on in the year.

About Versus Evil
Versus Evil, LLC is a US based independent video game publisher behind critically acclaimed and award winning video games such as The Banner Saga, Antihero, Guild of Dungeoneering, Let Them Come and most recently, the hit action RPG Like A Boss. A solid release line up for 2018 includes the sequel to the award winning RPG game Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the eagerly awaited and final installation in the Banner Saga trilogy, Banner Saga 3, and BAFTA Games award winner At Sundown. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with development studios in North America, South America, and Europe. For more information visit http://versusevil.com

© Versus Evil LLC. 2013-2018. All rights reserved.

About Stoic
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.

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