Earlier this year Stoic launched their final Kickstarter campaign for The Banner Saga trilogy with The Banner Saga 3. The campaign has now come to an end and Stoic are pleased to reveal that the game and several stretch goals have been fully funded.
Initially looking for $200,000 to make the final instalment happen, the campaign ended up raising an incredible $416,986 which will be used to bring several enhanced stretch goals to the game. These stretch goals include Playable Dredge, a new Survival Mode, Ubin added as a combat character, and a new game mode called Eternal Arena.
For those who are unfamiliar with the game’s history, The Banner Saga was initially funded through Kickstarter back in 2012 and received critical acclaim from pretty much anyone who played it (ourselves included). Banner Saga 2 followed, this time self-funded by Stoic, and now we’re onto the third which will put the epic journey to bed.
“The support from backers and the community has been amazing, and it’s humbling to know that RTS fans around the world really want to support us”, said John Watson, co-founder and Technical Director at Stoic. “The additional funds will be invested into bringing as much of our intended vision to the final game and rewarding our backers’ support with an unforgettable experience to conclude this epic tale”.
The Banner Saga 3 currently doesn’t have a release date despite the campaign offering a December 2018 delivery date. This is however just a preliminary date and the game could come a little sooner, or a little later. Stay tuned for more news in the (hopefully not so) distant future.