Update: Sold Out has clarified that The Banner Saga Collectors Edition will be available in all of Europe and Australia as well. More vikings to go around!

Like the vikings whose tale it tells, The Banner Saga will soon be marching across the land ... into UK retail stores. Okay, so the analogy isn't perfect, but the point is that Sold Out is bringing a boxed Collectors Edition of the turn-based strategy game to the UK. The Collectors Edition is slated to include the game, the original soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory and the "Insane Viking Pack," which was previously available only as an exclusive pre-order bonus.

The retail edition is available only in the UK "at this time," according to developer Stoic Studio's Twitter. Interested UK fans can dredge up a copy on July 24 for £19.99.
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The Banner Saga: The Collector's Edition announced
Sold Out to bring celebrated indie hit to stores – with content currently unavailable anywhere else

London, UK - 17th July, 2014 - Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited has today announced the mega indie hit The Banner Saga will be heading to stores on 25th July.

The Viking-themed tactical role playing game – which has won countless awards for its beautiful, atmospheric but brutal gameplay – will be available as a physical release for the first time ever.

This special Collector's Edition will offer fans a permanent collection of one of this year's best games and will include the core game along with the Official Soundtrack and the Insane Viking Pack – the latter, originally an exclusive preorder incentive, now unavailable to buy outside of this edition.

Boasting a style inspired by classic animation films of yesteryear, with stunning hand-drawn visuals capturing a merciless Nordic era, The Banner Saga is a single-player turn-based strategy game in which players take charge of a wandering army sent to fight the warlike Dredge.

Weaving a narrative which often demands tough choices which will affect the narrative permanently, it's a game of strategy and of decisions unlike any other, winning it huge acclaim upon release earlier this year.

"There are some games which demand permanent display – and The Banner Saga is unquestionably one of those," says James Cato – Sales Director, Sold Out. "This is the definitive version of the game – and the only way those who didn't pre-order the digital version can experience the additional content. We've worked really closely with Stoic to create a pack which does their stunning game justice – we know it'll go down well with fans new and old alike."

The announcement of The Banner Saga: The Collector's Edition is further demonstration of Sold Out's commitment to bring the very best indie digital releases to retail. The firm – which recently announced a partnership with Team17 Digital Limited to bring its forthcoming digital titles to retail – continues to actively seek new publishing opportunities.

The Banner Saga: The Collector's Edition will be available on PC on 25th July, priced £19.99.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.