The Banner Saga Gets PS4/Xbox One Release Date, Vita Version Put On Hold

The Banner Saga releases on consoles next month.

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[UPDATE] Stoic's technical director John Watson posted a blog today, revealing that the PlayStation Vita version of The Banner Saga is being put on hold.

The original story is below.

Those without a PC or mobile device will be getting a chance to play The Banner Saga when it comes to consoles. The viking strategy game arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early next year.

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Stoic founder and technical director John Watson says porting the game gave them an opportunity to redesign The Banner Saga's controller experience.

"Porting the game certainly presented technical challenges that we needed to overcome," said Watson. "We have managed to merge the story and gameplay from Banner Saga with a refined controller interface to make it a very enjoyable console gaming experience."

The Banner Saga releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 12.

Stoic is currently working on The Banner Saga 2, which is also slated for a 2016 release. The company has said now that it can release games on more platforms, thinking about what that means for the sequel is "really exciting."

The Banner Saga scored a 7 in GameSpot's review, which said its a beautiful game filled with interesting ideas and enjoyable battles, but its story gets entangled within its own winding web.

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