Stoic Studio has confirmed that Eternal Arena, a new online game mode for tactical RPG, Banner Saga 3, is now in beta ahead of its launch next week. The mode is the final stretch goal from the game\u2019s successful $416k Kickstarter campaign, and adds a wealth of new online gameplay options. It will officially launch on\u00a0December 12, 2018. Eternal Arena includes weekly tournaments, global leaderboards, player-designed battles, and customisable rule-sets. Characters, enemies, and battleboards from the entire Banner Saga are available for use. Steve Escalante, general manager of publisher, Versus Evil, said in a press release: "The Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter allowed Stoic to increase the scope, fidelity and production values of Banner Saga 3, and the Eternal Arena represents the final Stretch Goal promise with a mode that will allow its fans and backers to fully explore their tactical whims.\u201d Oh to have tactical whims. Banner Saga 3 is out now on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac, and Nintendo Switch. More gaming news from Thumbsticks Visit our new releases\u00a0and sales sections for weekly updates on the games and promotions coming to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.