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Banner Saga 2 Preview at E3 2015
Preview - posted by Infinitron on Fri 19 June 2015, 00:30:56Tags: Arnie Jorgensen; Drew McGee; John Watson; Stoic Studio; The Banner Saga 2
The Stoic Studio trio, Arnie Jorgensen, John Watson and Drew McGee, managed to reserve a 15 minute slot on Twitch's E3 broadcasting schedule on the last day of E3, to give us a short look at the upcoming Banner Saga 2. You can watch the archived stream here:
Despite their apparent distaste for hype, the Stoic guys turned out to be about as extroverted as one might expect a game developer to be. Important takeaways include:
- A more systemized approach towards caravan management, where you have to make a choice between promoting your clansmen to warriors, or leaving them to generate more supplies and Renown.
- An increased emphasis on cinematics, including "in-engine" scripted scenes during combat.
- More variety in combat, including the addition of destructible barricades on the battlefield.
- A significantly different campaign experience depending on the outcome of the big choice made at the end of the first game.