Previously due to release in late July, The Banner Saga 2 will now launch on the 5th of July on PS4, Versus Evil has announced. In addition, the publisher has revealed that the PS4 version will include an exclusive ability bonus item.
"We originally planned to launch later in the month," said Lance James, Versus Evil's community director, on PlayStation Blog. "However, because of the combined effort of our friends at Sony and the hard work by the team at Shiny Shoe, we are able to bring this to you much sooner.
"Stoic wanted people to kick start their summer off right and jumped at the chance to get the second game in PlayStation 4 owners' hands "“ just three months after the launch on PC and Mac, which is so much quicker than the previous wait you guys had for Banner Saga 1!"
The PS4 version will include an exclusive sword called 'Playful Hilt of Arnr'. Equipable at level 10, this sword gives players a +3 all talent rank and a +20% double strength damage.
Stoic Games is already working on Banner Saga 3. Although there's no release date yet, the publisher assures that Stoic Games is doing its best to ensure the game releases simultaneously on all platforms.
Meanwhile, The Banner Saga 2 is one Games with Gold for next month, which means that Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download the game for free.
Source: PlayStation Blog