Epic Role-Playing Video Game Comes to the Viking Festival that this year celebrates World of Norse Myths and Legends
Versus Evil, an independent game publisher and Stoic, an independent game development company, today announced that they have partnered with the JORVIK Viking Centre, to present the award winning indie game The Banner Saga at the JORVIK Viking Festival 2014 in York in the United Kingdom. From Thursday February 20th through to Saturday 22nd February (10.00am - 5.00pm), visitors will get a chance to experience Norse mythology first hand at The Banner Saga interactive marquee on Parliament Street, York. The Viking Festival runs from February 15th - 23rd.
As well as experiencing The Banner Saga hands-on on one of four demo stations, visitors will be able to get a special discount code, which they can redeem through the digital download service Steam, and have the opportunity to randomly win a spot prize if they come dressed as a warrior of Norse Mythology.
The Banner Saga is a single player driven Viking saga, where a player’s choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization. The game also features stunning 2D animation and art, a unique tactical combat system, and a cast of unforgettable characters that drive this epic journey forward. Players will also enjoy a beautiful and haunting original score by Grammy nominated, and two-time BAFTA winner, composer Austin Wintory conducting The Dallas Winds orchestra, as well as a powerhouse trio of acclaimed YouTube sensations: Peter Hollens, Malukah and Taylor Davis.
The game, a huge funding success on Kickstarter, was launched on January 14th to much critical acclaim worldwide, and was recently announced as an IGF (Independent Games Festival) finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts, with honorable mentions for Excellence in Audio and Design. The Banner Saga is available now for £19.99 through Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop and Gamers Gate for PC and Mac. A digital Deluxe Edition is also available through select retailers for £22.99 and includes the game and complete soundtrack.
To learn more about The Banner Saga visit: http://stoicstudio.com/
For more details about the Jorvik Viking Festical 2014 please visit: http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/