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The Banner Saga 3 is coming this summer to PC and consoles — including the Switch (update)

The original and The Banner Saga 2 are coming to Switch ‘soon’

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The Banner Saga 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer. Along with it will come the original The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2. Nintendo announced today that the game will arrive on the Switch simultaneously with other platforms, including Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Banner Saga series debuted in 2015. It mixes turn-based tactical combat with a rich, multi-branching story of a band of Viking-inspired warriors confronting evil in a high-fantasy world. The latest installment, The Banner Saga 3, was announced in a Kickstarter campaign. That crowdfunding effort was eventually successful, bringing in more than $400,000 in March of last year.

The Banner Saga 3 will be the conclusion to the campaign’s epic story. According to the Kickstarter page, the game will include over 40 unique characters each with powerful abilities. Just like the original, the game will include permadeath. Nintendo said that progress will carry over from one game to the next.

The Banner Saga is currently available on mobile devices, so you can expect the Nintendo Switch version of the game to include a robust touch interface.

Update: The Banner Saga 3 will see a simultaneous launch across all three major consoles and PC. We’ve adjusted the article to reflect that.