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THE BANNER SAGA BRINGS MORE INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT TO THE JORVIK VIKING FESTIVAL IN YORK

Epic Role-Playing Video Game Comes to the Viking Festival that this year celebrates World of Norse Myths and Legends

AUSTIN, TX - February, 11 2014 – Versus Evil, an independent game publisher and Stoic, an independent game development company, today announced that they have partnered with the JORVIK Viking Centre, to present the award winning indie game The Banner Saga at the JORVIK Viking Festival 2014 in York in the United Kingdom. From Thursday February 20th through to Saturday 22nd February (10.00am - 5.00pm), visitors will get a chance to experience Norse mythology first hand at The Banner Saga interactive marquee on Parliament Street, York. The Viking Festival runs from February 15th - 23rd.

As well as experiencing The Banner Saga hands-on on one of four demo stations, visitors will be able to get a special discount code, which they can redeem through the digital download service Steam, and have the opportunity to randomly win a spot prize if they come dressed as a warrior of Norse Mythology.

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 that drive this epic journey forward. Players will also enjoy a beautiful and haunting original score by Grammy nominated, and two-time BAFTA winner, composer Austin Wintory conducting The Dallas Winds orchestra, as well as a powerhouse trio of acclaimed YouTube sensations: Peter Hollens, Malukah and Taylor Davis.

The game, a huge funding success on Kickstarter, was launched on January 14th to much critical acclaim worldwide, and was recently announced as an IGF (Independent Games Festival) finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts, with honorable mentions for Excellence in Audio and Design. The Banner Saga is available now for £19.99 through Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop and Gamers Gate for PC and Mac. A digital Deluxe Edition is also available through select retailers for £22.99 and includes the game and complete soundtrack.

To learn more about The Banner Saga visit: http://stoicstudio.com/

For more details about the Jorvik Viking Festical 2014 please visit: http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

About Versus Evil

Versus Evil is an independent video game publisher who’s main focus is working with talented independent game developers to help them launch unique, creative and groundbreaking video games across all platforms. The company’s philosophy centers on building a partnership, giving development teams the level of support they want, offering advice when needed and working in tandem to maintain a brand’s true identity. Direct support capabilities include marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, community management, as well as senior level counsel on product strategy, monetization and distribution through a network of trusted partners. © Versus Evil LLC. 2013 All rights reserved.

About Stoic

http://www.stoicstudio.com

Stoic is an independent game developer based out of Austin, Texas, formed in early 2012 by three veteran game developers. Each is dedicated to making great games that are artful, independent and unique. The studio is comprised of Alex Thomas, Arnie Jorgensen, and John Watson - all industry vets who are now dedicated to continuing as independent game developers. The Banner Saga? and The Banner Saga: Factions? content is used by permission. © Stoic LLC. 2012-2013 All rights reserved.

About JORVIK Viking Festival

JORVIK Viking Festival runs from 15/02/2014 to 23/02/2014 in York, United Kingdom. JORVIK Viking Festival is organised by JORVIK Viking Centre, part of York Archaeological Trust. The 2014 Festival is the 30th JORVIK Viking Festival, this year with the theme ‘Myths and Legends’

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About JORVIK Viking Centre

The world famous JORVIK Viking Centre is a ‘must-see’ for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK.

Welcoming over 16 million visitors over the past 30 years, visitors journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets, as they would have been 1000 years ago. JORVIK Viking Centre also offers four exciting exhibitions and the chance to actually come face to face with a ‘Viking’.

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