As if life wasn't tough enough in the world of Banner Saga 2, now the PC/Mac versions of the game are getting a free new survival mode featuring 40 successive levels.
Players assemble a team of heroes and work their way through the mode with permadeath weighing on their actions. New allies can be brought into the fold, however, by using the renown you earn from victories. Your chances are also bolstered by items that drop in combat and which can be similarly bought with renown.
The mode also features a 30-second timer, leaderboards, and three difficulty levels.
Publisher Versus Evil says that it's currently trying to get the mode included in the PS4 and Xbox One versions, which are out on July 26.
Survival modes are everywhere, but this is a nice addition, particularly in its attempt to mix things up for the strategy game, that its free, and considering that the developer is also trying to get the console edition out the door.