In January of 2014 Stoic Studios launched their tactical RPG Banner Saga [$4.99] on PC to much critical acclaim. In October of that year, just shy of two years ago, they launched Banner Saga on the App Store, and it turned out to be a fantastic fit for the mobile platform. The following December, Stoic officially announced what many people had already assumed was coming, a full sequel, and also mentioned their plans to eventually bring that sequel to mobile platforms as they did with the first game. Well, after another well-received launch on desktop this past April and on consoles in July, Banner Saga 2 [$4.99] has finally popped up for purchase in the App Store.
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If you aren't up to speed with the whole Banner Saga thing, we've got you covered. There's our original 5 star review from when the first game launched on iOS, an in-depth look at the game in Shaun's RPG Reload, and a discussion about the game from the RPG Reload Podcast this past July. In short, the first Banner Saga is phenomenal, and the sequel looks to continue that tradition of high-quality, strategic combat and engrossing storytelling. I'm sure we'll have plenty more on Banner Saga 2 in the near future now that it's on mobile, but in the meantime you can check out some discussion and impressions of the game in our forums.