Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, have revealed that indie role-playing strategy hit The Banner Saga is coming to Switch eShop on 17th May.

The Banner Saga is an epic 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 civilisation. The game 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.

Here's what Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil had to say about this impending release:

"Launching The Banner Saga on Nintendo Switch is an exciting moment for us, as we gear up in 2018 to enter the third and final chapter of the series it’s only fitting we give Nintendo players an opportunity to enjoy this award-winning Viking inspired saga where the journey begins."

John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic added to this:

"We've always strived to share this epic series and the narrative of the saga across a variety of platforms and we are thrilled to now bring the Banner Saga to a whole new community of console players on the Nintendo Switch."

Well it all sounds rather lovely. Let us know if you plan to pick up The Banner Saga for your Switch when it arrives on 17th May.