Banner Saga 3 Marches Onto Kickstarter

Five years since successfully crowdfunding the original Banner Saga, Stoic Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the third and final chapter in the epic turn-based strategy role-playing saga about Vikings, managing an army through brutal conditions, and making hard choices with lasting consequences.

The Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter is seeking to raise a minimum funding target of $200,000. Around $80k has already been pledged on this first day, so by the time the full 42-day campaign comes to a close I think it’s safe to say this game’s going to have cruised by the minimum and piled up a bunch of stretch goals. This campaign is only for the confirmed PC/Mac version of the game, but like the previous installments Stoic aims to eventually bring the game to console and mobile platforms in the future. I imagine stretch goals will play into this process.

For players new to the trilogy, Stoic has a special deal offering backers the option to add $20 to any pledge they make in order to get the two previous games at a discounted rate through either GOG or Steam. Both titles are sold at a regular price of $20 apiece, so it’s essentially a buy one, get one free deal. Or, if you only want to buy one or the other, $5 can be added to any pledge to buy the first game, or $15 can be added to get the sequel.

As for original backers from The Banner Saga 1 Kickstarter, anyone who pledged for a $50 tier or above is already locked in to get a key for The Banner Saga 3 at the time of release.

No launch date projection for the trilogy capper has been announced, but I’d be surprised if it’s out before 2018. I loved the first game but still need to catch up on the sequel sometime soon. Knowing the third part is officially on the way is motivation enough to dig it out of my backlog.

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