The Banner Saga has finally been given an official console release date – it will be arriving on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One on January 12th 2016. Not seen the game in action? Check it out in the trailer below:

The Banner Saga is a single player driven Viking saga, where a player’s choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization. The game also features stunning 2D animation and art, a unique tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters, all of which drive this epic journey forward. Players will enjoy a beautiful and haunting original score by Grammy nominated, two-time BAFTA winning composer Austin Wintory conducting The Dallas Winds orchestra, as well as a powerhouse trio of acclaimed YouTube sensations: Peter Hollens, Malukah and Taylor Davis.”

I’ve not played The Banner Saga, but I’ll be sure to check it out when it launches on consoles. All I’ve heard is good things and with a sequel and board game in the pipeline things are looking good for the franchise.

The Banner Saga hits the Playstation 4 and Xbox One on January 12th 2016 – PC gamers can grab it right now on Steam through this link.