After twenty-three long years of waiting, Romancing SaGa 2 is finally making its way outside of Japan.Originally released in 1993, Romancing SaGa 2 was a Japan exclusive until now.
The Super Nintendo-era role-playing game Romancing SaGa 2 is coming stateside, according to the game's official Twitter.Japan received mobile ports of the game in late March; Square Enix also published the remastered release on PlayStation Vita.
The folks at TrustedReviews recently caught up with Stoic's Arnie Jorgensen and John Watson, chatting with the art director and tdirector about the impending release of The Banner Saga 2.In the two-part interview, they learn that pre-sales have exceeded the first title by a considerable margin and that the studio's long-term plans are to release The Banner Saga 3 along with a "Gold Edition" trilogy pack.
The game is available to pre-order now on Steam for £13.49, or in a Deluxe Edition containing the game's soundtrack for £17.
Stoic's Arnie Jorgensen and John Watson have been busy telling us all about their strategy/RPG follow-up The Banner Saga 2 recently, and that's led to a new Q&A on GameWatcher that focuses on the lessons they learned from the first title, their previous experience at BioWare, their plans to evolve the series into a trilogy, and more.Here's a little something on their financial situation:
Developer Stoic and publisher Versus Evil have sent out a press release to announce and arguably celebrate the launch of The Banner Saga 2, the sequel to the Kickstarter-funded turn-based RPG from 2014.The title is available on Steam and the Humble Store (which still nets you a Steam key) and a few other online stores, for $19.
Much like its predecessor, The Banner Saga 2 -- which is going to be officially released in a few hours -- has received positive scores and assessments for critics, who seem to have loved the game's art style and atmosphere and generally enjoyed the improved mechanics.The writing, though, seems to have received far more criticism, with reviewers occasionally complaining about the fact that new players aren't introduced to the world properly, or that the story suffers from being a middle chapter.
The Banner Saga 2 saw its release on the PC recently, but now the game is set to be making its debut on consoles this Summer.Developer Stoic has revealed that the game will be making its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this July, with all save information and choices carrying over from the first game.
Since 2014 The Banner Saga has brought us some of the very best examples of videogames as an art form.They took us through a fantasy tale inspired by the Viking mythology, a story that was affected by our own decisions.
The new game will be released on PlayStation Vita and smartphones in Japan, while no details have been given about a Western release.For now the only new features announced from this version would be a full graphic upgrade, including characters, backgrounds, and menus.