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The Banner Saga is a beautifully animated turn-based strategy game created by Stoic Studio. Eyvind Earle, the American master, was the inspiration behind the distinctive art style, with each character painstakingly hand-animated in the style of classic animated films. Recently Kotaku’s Fine Art column declared, “It’s truly some of the most impressive stuff we’ve ever featured on Fine Art, and that’s saying something.” It certainly is. High praise indeed and deservedly so.

Read on to see the launch trailer and behind the scenes videos, as well as an avalanche of artwork from the game.

The Banner Saga: Factions launch trailer

 

SC07 rough animation

 

The Banner Saga wardog animation set

 

There are many more behind the scenes and gameplay videos on Stoics Studios YouTube channel.

 

The Banner Saga created by Stoic Studio

Artwork created by Stoic Studio

The Banner Saga created by Stoic Studio

Artwork created by Stoic Studio

The Banner Saga created by Stoic Studio

Artwork created by Stoic Studio

The Banner Saga created by Stoic Studio

Artwork created by Stoic Studio

The Banner Saga created by Stoic Studio

Artwork created by Stoic Studio

The Banner Saga created by Stoic Studio

Character art created by Stoic Studio

Character art created by Stoic Studio

Character art created by Stoic Studio

Character art created by Stoic Studio

Source: Kotaku

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