Stoic Games have launched the Kickstarter for the final installment of their Viking adventure epic. The developers are looking for $200,000 to fully fund The Banner Saga 3. The money will help pay for running costs, composer Austin Wintory, an animation studio and a suitably-Viking sound design studio in Iceland.
The series has always been planned as a trilogy with Mass Effect-like continuation between the three – Stoic is made up of former Bioware developers. The original Kickstarter launched in 2012 looking for $100,000 – they raised seven-times that. The excess of funds allowed Stoic to launch last year’s sequel, The Banner Saga 2, without resorting to more crowdfunding.
However, due to much lower sales of the second game, Stoic have once again resorted to the public to help see the highly-applauded series come to a fitting conclusion. Of course, the story will continue on immediately from where the second left off. The threat of the – still mysterious – Darkness grows closer and friends, allies and enemies will come under much larger danger.
You can help fund The Banner Saga 3 by visiting their Kickstarter page. There are a number of tiers available, and donating an extra $20 on top of any tier, you’ll also get a copy of both original titles on either Steam or GOG. As of now, there is no planned release date.