Among the many game announcements cropping up over the weekend,, Stoic has formally announced the second instalment of The Banner Saga. The Banner Saga 2 continues the tale of the original, and is the second part in a planned trilogy of titles set to arrive from Stoic, a relatively new development team formed by a trio of ex-BioWare developers. 

The first Banner Saga arrived earlier this year and had a charming mix of turn-based strategy, a touching Norse mythology-fuelled narrative and beautiful animation. Our review called the original a challenging but rewarding experience that is “compelling, fantastically written and beautiful”, and that gave real weight to your in-game choices.

Details are pretty scarce as of yet, but Stoic did send along a teaser trailer that has sharpening our war axes in preparation... 

There isn’t a release date or platforms yet for The Banner Saga 2, but we’re willing to bet it’ll be sometime in 2015, and the original Banner Saga is available for PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and mobile devices. As soon as we hear more, we’ll let you know.