BANNER SAGA 3 SHARPENS ITS BATTLE AXE WITH NEW ETERNAL ARENA GAME MODE FOR PC

Award Winning RPG Adds Final Kickstarter Stretch Goal to Banner Saga 3

BALTIMORE, MD – December 12th, 2018 – Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced that Banner Saga 3 launches a new game mode for PC in the form of Eternal Arena. The newly introduced game mode was a $400K Stretch Goal as part of Banner Saga 3’s original funding drive which it comfortably smashed through in less than a week. Over eight thousand backers helped the game reach its funding and stretch goal targets with Stoic being able to deliver the game earlier than scheduled and complete all its Kickstarter stretch goals on time.

Eternal Arena is a true test of combat prowess in a series of quick play challenges where players can customize their own maps, rules, and enemies to create unique tests of skill. Eternal Arena mode allows players to use sandbox-style options to test out their wildest ideas and become the stuff of legends by participating in weekly tournaments and competing against the world for the high score rankings.

Eternal Arena has been a lot of fun to devise, tactical gameplay plays a major role but PC players can really mix it up to test out their own combat scenarios and ideas, if you love tactical combat then this is a perfect mode to get stuck into“. Said John Watson,Technical Director at Stoic. “The fans and backers have been an integral part of helping us deliver this game so we’re thrilled to introduce the last stretch goal to the final chapter in the Banner Saga series.” He added.

Features:

  • Eternal Challenge: Come back every week to compete in a tournament with a global leaderboard.*
  • Arena Mode: Design your own battles, pick the enemies, and change the rules in this spellbinding sandbox mode.
  • Play with all the 46 characters, plus all enemies, and battleboards from the entire Banner Saga Trilogy and refine your party tactics.
  • 39 new achievements (including 3 hidden ones!).
  • 3 new leaderboards.

Banner Saga 3 is the defining end to an emotionally driven series that began in 2014 and has continued to enthrall its legion of fans with a deep and thought provoking story-driven adventure, beautifully-crafted hand painted visuals and challenging, strategic turn-based combat. The game’s soundtrack also concludes Austin Wintory’s work on the award winning franchise with another beautifully orchestrated original score.

The third and final installment in the award winning, BAFTA nominated role-playing strategy game, is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.  This launch brings the trilogy to a climactic, tragic end in epic form where gamers can now experience the complete saga from beginning to end.

*Online Internet connection required to participate in recurring leaderboard challenges.

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About The Banner Saga

The Banner Saga, which launched to much critical acclaim has received several 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, 5 BAFTA Award Nominations, and winner of Pocket Gamer’s 2015 Best Adventure/RPG Game and Best Android Game of the Year.  The Banner Saga was nominated as Role Playing Game of the Yearat the 18th annual DICE Awards, and Banner Saga 2 have been nominated for Strategy Game of the Yearat the DICE and Game Awards events.

About Versus Evil

Versus Evil, LLC is a US based independent video game publisher behind critically acclaimed and award winning video games such as Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, 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 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

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About 505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.

Publishing highlights in premium games include Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Laser League and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Stardew Valley, Banner Saga Trilogy, No Man’s Sky, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Remedy’s Control, Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), Underworld Ascendant and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visitwww.505games.com.

About Gearbox Publishing

Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, and have since been followed by many partnerships that include Epic’s Fortnite, tinyBuild’s Hello Neighbor¸ and Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few. Gearbox Publishing continues to remain committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. Learn more at http://www.gearboxpublishing.com .