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A mature, story-driven, turn-based strategy game steeped in viking culture, by three game industry veterans.
A mature, story-driven, turn-based strategy game steeped in viking culture, by three game industry veterans.
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20,042 backers pledged $723,886 to help bring this project to life.

Banner Saga 3 Launch!

Posted by Zeb L. West (Collaborator)

Greetings, Backers and Bannerfolk,

The End is HERE! 

In a few short hours, Banner Saga 3 will launch and you can take up the banner, rejoin your caravan and finish the journey started so long ago. How will your saga end? 

Banner Saga 3 Launch!
Banner Saga 3 Launch!

We can’t thank you enough for all your support, encouragement, and enthusiasm for the games for more than 5 years. The team has been working hard but we’ve always felt like our fans had our backs, and it has made our jobs a pleasure. So THANK YOU again!  Here are links to the game on Steam and GoG.

Get Your Banner Saga 3 Keys in PledgeManager

For those of you who backed Banner Saga 1 at the $50 or above reward tier and did not also back Banner Saga 3 (and have not yet joined PledgeManager), you will soon be receiving an email from PledgeManager inviting you to set up an account to claim your Banner Saga 3 keys. Please accept the invitation and log in to complete the process:

Get your Keys for Banner Saga 3!
Get your Keys for Banner Saga 3!
  • Select the platform on which you'd like the game delivered, Steam or
  • Choose any upgrades for extra digital rewards you may wish to receive
  • Continue to the checkout page and finalize your payment (if you chose upgrades)
  • Confirm to lock in your pledge and trigger your key codes Click on "Claim My Codes" for your Banner Saga 3 Key
  • Go to Steam or and redeem your code After the game is activated on launch day (tomorrow) the game will be available for download and installation  
  • Play and enjoy the final saga!

Tell us what you think!

Please take some time to leave a review of the game on the store page (it’s a big help to us!), and share it on social media and with friends. Stream your gameplay, wear your swag! We want the world to know that the Banner Saga journey is epic and worth taking. 

Our team would love to hear your thoughts about the trilogy and what the series has meant to you. Please feel free to contact us any time with any questions or issues you have, either by commenting here or sending us email directly: support [at] stoicstudio [dot] com. 

Until the next saga,

Arnie, John and the Stoic Team

The End is Here.
The End is Here.


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    1. Khatie Collaborator on

      Hi @Joachim, this is so lovely to hear!! So glad you want back and played all the way through the full Banner Saga journey. Thanks for the comment here; I've shared it with the whole team. :)

    2. Joachim on

      I just started Banner Saga 3 but was missing so much story, that I started again with Banner Saga 1....and it's a timeless masterpiece. I enjoy it still so much and are really happy that you made your way from 2012 until now and delivered this gem with our help. I hope your next game will be shared with the community too...I never felt so satisfied 7 years after I paid for something :)

    3. Khatie Collaborator on

      Hello @Ferdinand - you need to send me an email at so I can verify (by seeing your email address) at which level you backed; then I can do an invite to PM properly and/or add the credit / codes for you. Thank you so much.

      In general @everyone - if you have an issue, question, bug or comment about Kickstarter or PledgeManager, the best place to start is an email to me so I can investigate on your behalf as well as let you know when something is fixed/handled. It allows me to forward the work to the best party, follow up properly, etc. Thanks, all. :)

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      Ferdinand von Schenk

      Hi !
      I have the issue that I backed Banner Saga 1 with 50 USD and then Banner Saga 3 with 1 USD ... now I don't get a new Pledge Manager Invite, but with the pledge level I have I don't get the game ...

    5. Germain "Troll" Saussaye on

      @Michael Matzat : If you can't find (spam maybe ?)/ didn't receive the PM mail, please send an email to help-pm@stoicstudio.

      @David Liu : Happy to help.

    6. Michael Matzat on

      I don´t seem to have gotten the Pledge Manager email for Banner Saga 3.

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      David Liu on

      Thanks for clearing that up!

    8. ABCHEE Alex on

      I receive my link to pledgemanager so great to have the saga trilogy thank you so much !!! Best kickstarter ever !

    9. Germain "Troll" Saussaye on

      @David Liu : From my observations and experience, the War Chest Edition (which I also have) does what the Legendary pack does.
      The differences are that you get the novel on PM and not on Steam, and that you get neither the Legendary nor Deluxe edtions but their content in hte SLC tabs.
      This means neither versions will appear as owned in the store.

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      David Liu on

      Congratulations on a successful launch! I was glad to back and help playtest the Banner Saga series, and I wish I'd been able to back the TBS3 Kickstarter.

      Before I claim my game key, I did have a question regarding the Pledgemanager options for TBS3 for original backers. Are the Legendary Title and Item from the Legendary Pack included in the War Chest edition, or are they DLC-only?

    11. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Fitheach - you're very welcome. Thanks for understanding.

      @Valeriy - our co-founder John has explained what happened to the Linux plans. We did support the first game on Linux for more than 4 years. We are sorry it has happened this way and if we can make Linux work at a point in the future we'll announce it here.

    12. Valeriy on

      "The problem is, the external developer that did our Linux porting went out of business…"
      So, are you just reassigning YOUR responsibilities to other people?
      It was YOU who collected our money!
      It was YOU who wrote "Linux is now being supported. Check update #6 in the updates tab fro more info."
      It is YOU who must provide support, not some "other guy"!


    13. Fitheach on

      Congrats on bringing the Saga to a close, and thank you kindly for the GOG key.
      I would like to add that I would very much appreciate a Linux version should the opportunity for you to make that happen arise.

    14. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Chad if you send me an email I can help directly, though it may take me some time to respond. Thank you.

    15. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Thrakker - send an email to me at and I can help sort this out for you. Thank you.

    16. Khatie Collaborator on

      @stygma1982 - send me an email at and please understand we have a lot of emails to go through right now. I will answer as soon as I can. Thank you.

    17. Germain "Troll" Saussaye on

      @Chad Lynch : Is there no box saying you have new keys waiting for you under the receipt ?
      It should have a blue box saying something like "Claim my codes"

    18. Chad Lynch on

      I am not seeing any trigger for my key codes to be able to click on "Claim My Codes" despite locking my pledge.

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      stygma1982 on


      I backed the original banner saga, +50$ , i have the first and second game steam keys, but i cannot seem to be able to use pledgemanager to log in, my email i exactly the same, the first time i backed,but i cannot acces, the forgot password , doesn´t send me anything to my email.

      IS there anyway to solve it?

    20. Thrakker on

      I never backed BS3, but thought about it, so created a Pledge Manager account. I still have an open, unconfirmed order for a BS3 pledge on their site that I can't seem to cancel/delete. Will this create any kind of glitch when trying to get my key?

      Thank you

    21. Khatie Collaborator on

      Hi @Teppo - the details are still being finalized for the Switch physical trilogy, but it's likely a portion of at least one of the games will need to be downloaded, hence the need for a connection. Once we have those exact details they'll be shared on social media. :)

    22. Khatie Collaborator on

      @muddasheep - thank you! We are super excited today. :)

    23. Khatie Collaborator on

      @SteveW - no unfortunately we had to remove it. To quote John: ""The problem is, the external developer that did our Linux porting went out of business right after it launched, and before we could fix all its issue, tidy it up, and update its supporting technology. There's no way to get a refund or a financial remedy because, well, they ran out of cash." If we determine Linux is feasible to support at some point going forward, we'll announce it on social media and on our KS Updates. In the meantime, please claim your free game code and perhaps gift it to a friend who has wanted to play the series.

    24. Khatie Collaborator on

      @Chris, @Paolo, you're very welcome. Thanks for the support. :D

    25. Paolo Torelli on

      Love you people! <3 LET'S END THIS!!! (but looking forward to your next projects)

    26. Teppo Koivukangas on

      Originally backed at 50 USD and well, I've been quite happy with the results, the promises kept and how all of this has gone compared to some other kickstarters, so I upped my "purchase" to +30 usd in the pledge.

      Looking forward to the launch day and congrats.

      Also.. if the physical release of the trilogy on Switch has all the games on card I might get that too.. It says it needs internet connection tho? Does it mean it doesnt actually have them on the card and that I need to download them, then might as well just buy from eshop..

    27. muddasheep on

      Thank you so much for your hard work! I'm so happy for you guys to see all these years finally coming to a close!

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      SteveW on

      No tux, no bux. I see you don't even list Linux support for the first game any more. :(

    29. Valeriy on

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.