Stoic Studio's crowdfunded tactical-RPG The Banner Saga is headed to iPad, Android, and Windows tablet devices this summer, publisher Versus Evil announced today.

Backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Banner Saga is a high-stakes, story-based strategy game in which player choice drives the narrative and defeat in combat can result in permanent character loss. The upcoming tablet version boasts a redesigned control scheme suited for touchscreens, and will feature the PC version's full single-player campaign.

A release date for the mobile version of The Banner Saga has not been announced.

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The critically acclaimed tactical RPG The Banner Sagais now coming to iPad, Windows and Android based tablets. Embark on an epic journey, where your strategic choices directly affect your personal story, as well as the outcome of conflicts encountered during your struggle for survival in this Viking inspired tale.

PLATFORM: iOS, Android & Windows Tablets

DEVELOPER: Stoic

PUBLISHER: Versus Evil

DISTRIBUTION: Digital

RELEASE DATE: Summer 2014

GENRE: RPG + Strategy

Enhanced control scheme for tablets– the critically acclaimed tactical RPG comes to tablets with 8-10 hoursworth of immersive gameplay.

- An epic Viking saga brought to life in 2D glory – beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, will immerse you into a fantasy realm inspired by Norse mythology.

- Player choice that drives your own narrative – every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.

- Over 25 playable characters each with unique personalities – embark on your epic journey with a variety of characters from 7 different classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options to fit your play style.

- Strategic combat with consequences - victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle and what decisions you make afterwards.

- The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast frozen landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.