Versus Evil, publishers of The Banner Saga, has announced that the The Banner Saga 2 is coming to the PS4 and the Xbox One on July 26.
The Banner Saga 2 was originally released for the PC on April 19 and has been showered with praise and high scores since launch due to its hand-drawn art style and player-driven narrative. The Banner Saga 2 also improved the strategic combat and introduced a new race called the Horseborn.
In regards to the gap between the console and the PC release, Stoic Studios technical director John Watson said that “We are happy that we were able to create a development schedule where the console version of Banner Saga 2 could come out shortly after the PC version.” Gematsu also quoted Watson in saying:
Although our team size dictated what we could do with the first release, we knew that a two year wait for the sequel was just not acceptable, so we worked extremely hard to ensure that console gamers could continue their journey in a timely fashion.
Stoic Studios also noted that they are aiming for a simultaneously release for The Banner Saga 3.