The studio behind the critically acclaimed The Banner Saga is working on an Xbox exclusive, it has been claimed.
Jez Corden of Windows Central stated during a podcast earlier this month that he was aware of an Xbox exclusive with the codename Belfry, but that he wasn’t sure what it was about, other than a reference to bell towers.
This information was expanded on by journalist Jeff Grubb, who claimed during a Giant Bomb video show (paywall) that the game is in development at Stoic Studio, the team behind The Banner Saga trilogy.
According to Grubb, the game will have a similar hand-painted look to the Banner Saga games, but while those titles are tactical RPGs, Project Belfry will be more of a 2D side-scrolling action game.
He also claimed that the art style will resemble Studio Ghibli’s film Princess Mononoke, and that the belfry in the title will be a base where players can likely craft and upgrade items.
Stoic Studio released The Banner Saga in 2014, with sequels in 2016 and 2018, but it’s not publicly known what it’s been working on over the past three years.
All three games in the trilogy have been critically successful, with each title sitting between 80-84 on Metacritic depending on format.