Bringing Stoic Studio’s The Banner Saga to the Switch is a masterstroke. The series, which is set to become a trilogy in July, has been a favourite of mine since the first game’s debut back in 2014. Unsurprisingly, the Switch port of Stoic’s first Banner Saga outing is excellent — playing well in both docked and handheld mode with no major issues of note.
The Banner Saga takes place in a world inspired by Norse mythology, and has you playing as two characters throughout the 10-hour adventure: Vognir and Rook. Each have their own motivations and ideologies, though they’re both faced with the consequences of the climate at hand after the sun stopped moving. Further, the Dredge — an ancient race who’d been extinct for quite some time — have returned to kill all living life.