Viking fans have one more reason to set sail and play video games on the go: The critically-acclaimed The Banner Saga is now available on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
The Banner Saga is a tactical role-playing game in 2D that features a rich hero upgrading system. The game focuses on the travails of a traveling caravan, putting the player in charge of making vital decisions regarding met foes and friends. Many of those influence gameplay, factoring into the turn-based combat. Players have to weather through the Viking-themed setting while delving into the story.
“Since our earliest prototype, we designed The Banner Saga from the ground up with tablet and mobile devices in mind,” said John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic. “With its epic storyline, touch screen turn based strategic combat and hand painted landscapes that harken back to the golden age of animation, we are excited to now bring The Banner Saga to a whole new community of players”.
Originally developed for PC, the viking adventure received multiple awards, including honorable mentions for Excellence in Design and Excellence in Audio at the 2014 Independent Game Festival.
Tilting the mobile device gives a parallax scrolling effect, and the controls allow for zooming in and out during combat or story.
If you can’t wait to delve into the RPG tactical combat, head over to the iTunes store to get the game for $9.99 on iOS devices, available now. Also check out our exclusive interview with one of The Banner Saga’s voice actors, Peter Hollens.