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Background

The Banner Saga is a tactical role-playing game from independent developer Stoic Studio and was first released in January 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. A standalone free-to-play multiplayer mode called The Banner Saga: Factions was released back in February 2013.

When the ancient warmongering Dredge emerge and threaten life on the surface, humans and Varl must unite their forces if they are to have any hope of surviving the assault. Numerous narratives running parallel throughout the campaign follow a number of different caravans and the wide roster of characters; their paths will sometimes cross, then diverge again. Every decision made by the player can significantly alter small and major outcomes.

The Banner Saga gameplay utilizes a very traditional turn-based system, similar to that of classic strategy RPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force. Players may customize their party members outside of combat, then choose who to bring into battle prior to each encounter.

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