Slaying creatures of Nordic myth is great fun in English - our four of five stars review states as much - but for those who don't habla ingles, developer Stoic Studio has localized The Banner Saga for a handful of new languages.

You've probably already guessed that Spanish is among the six new tongues supported by The Banner Saga, but the game is now also available in Russian, Portugese, Polish, German and French. As devoted readers know, this is only part one of Stoic's plot to inundate the world with gorgeously-animated Vikings: As we recently reported, The Banner Saga will be appearing on a wide range of tablets later this Summer.

"Releasing The Banner Saga in multiple languages is a promise we made to our backers when we launched our Kickstarter in 2012," said Stoic technical director John Watson. "We are happy to be able to keep this promise by finally releasing the game in multiple languages. In addition to PC and Mac the game will also be available in multiple languages on mobile devices when we launch the game later this summer and look forward to sharing this experience with a whole new audience!"
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The Banner Saga fulfills Multilingual Promise

Acclaimed Tactical RPG also Coming to Mobile Devices this Summer

(Austin, TX) June 26, 2014 -- Independent developer Stoic, in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil, today announced that The Banner Saga has now been localized and is available in French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish languages for PC and Mac. The team also officially announced that this award winning Viking saga is coming to mobile devices this summer.

"Releasing The Banner Saga in multiple languages is a promise we made to our backers when we launched our Kickstarter in 2012," said John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic. "We are happy to be able to keep this promise by finally releasing the game in multiple languages. In addition to PC and Mac the game will also be available in multiple languages on mobile devices when we launch the game later this summer and look forward to sharing this experience with a whole new audience!"

"Having The Banner Saga launch on tablets later this summer and launching localized language versions, has been quite an achievement for the Stoic team," said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. "We're in full support of their efforts and are working closely with the developers to bring the best experience to not only to our new international players, but our soon to be mobile players as well."

The Banner Saga is an epic role-playing Viking saga with turn-based tactical combat where the 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 features stunning 2D animation and art, a unique tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters that drive the story forward. The journey is enhanced by 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 Banner Saga is available now through Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop, GOG and Gamers Gate for PC and Mac. A digital Deluxe Edition is also available through select retailers which includes the game and complete soundtrack.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.