Subscribe To Banner Saga: Factions Now Available On Steam For Free Updates
One of the most anticipated games for 2013 and the game that steamrolled through its Kickstarter with indomitable force and absolute resolve, now has a free miniature version available on Steam right now called Banner Saga: Factions. It's a multiplayer piece of the pie from the not-yet-released, turn-based RPG, The Banner Saga.

By all accounts this game was easily one of the few games announced in 2012 that absolutely floored me. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, a game that fulfills the creative void that has been missing in the turn-based genre for so long.

You can check out a brief trailer for the Banner Saga: Factions below, which gives you a nice idea of what to expect from the free-to-play multiplayer title.

Let's not overlook the obvious purpose of this release, though. Stoic Studios isn't just throwing out a free multiplayer just for giggles and wet-willies.

The team has released Factions as a testing ground to further and better refine the turn-based combat in the final version of The Banner Saga, the sprawling epic that sees players taking their low-fantasy Scandinavians across the land to settle amongst hostile enemies and unforeseen dangers.

The roto-scopping animation system, smooth turn-based combat and striking visual and audio aesthetic had me sold way back when the game was first announced, and now gamers will finally get a small taste of the title with the free multiplayer game. You can find it on Steam's store, for free, right now.

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