Xbox One owners will get to play the excellent Banner Saga 2 for free this month, since the title is part of this month’s great yet again Games with Gold lineup, but PS4 owners get to have their own little victory where this game is concerned too- the game will be launching on PS4 early. How early? Why, next week early.
That’s not all, either- it looks like Stoic and Sony are really compensating for not having the game be free on PS4, because the PS4 version will also feature an exclusive ability bonus: a unique level 10+ sword that gives a +3 for all talent ranks, and 20% double strength damage.
“We originally planned to launch later in the month,” Versus Evil’s community director Lance James said on the PlayStation Blog (Versus Evil are porting the game to consoles). “However, because of the combined effort of our friends at Sony and the hard work by the team at Shiny Shoe, we are able to bring this to you much sooner.
“Stoic wanted people to kick start their summer off right and jumped at the chance to get the second game in PlayStation 4 owners’ hands – just three months after the launch on PC and Mac, which is so much quicker than the previous wait you guys had for Banner Saga 1!”
It really is far quicker, there is no doubt about that. The game is great, too, so PS4 owners are in for a treat. Now, if we could just get the promised Vita port of the original game…