Viking-Inspired RPG The Banner Saga 3 Smashes Kickstarter Funding Goal

The crowdfunding campaign brought in more than double what it asked for.

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The Banner Saga 3's Kickstarter campaign has ended--and it was a huge hit. Developer Stoic Studios was looking to raise $200,000, but ended up with a total of $416,986 from 8,086 backers. This does not cover the game's entire budget, as Stoic, an independent studio, is investing its own money as well.

Four stretch goals were unlocked, including playable Dredge and the addition of Ubin as a combat character, as well as new modes in the form of Survival and Eternal Arena.

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"The support from backers and the community has been amazing, and it's humbling to know that RTS fans around the world really want to support us," Stoic cofounder John Watson said in a statement. "The additional funds will be invested into bringing as much of our intended vision to the final game and rewarding our backers' support with an unforgettable experience to conclude this epic tale."

As announced previously, The Banner Saga 3 is the third and final game in the viking-themed series. Here is the official description for The Banner Saga 3:

"In Banner Saga 3, players will embark on their final journey beyond the wall of Darkness to traverse the world unlike anything encountered in previous sagas. The beautifully hand drawn Viking role-playing adventure will once again test the player's resolve through epic tactical battles against deadly adversaries where a player's choice directly affects their personal journey. The lives of your clansmen and their families have never been more significant than in the final act of the series."

The Banner Saga 3 is tentatively scheduled to come out for PC in December 2018.

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