This week, TaleWorlds is showing off the next instalment in the much beloved Mount & Blade series, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. Set 200 years before the events of critic and fan favourite Mount & Blade: Warband, the game delivers on player requests for richer lore by including an optional storyline into the sandbox environment.
A long list of new features announced at Gamescom has also surfaced, including dynamically changing seasons, crafting, a working ingame economy driven by ever-changing supply and demand and much more.
While also making vast additions to the franchise, Bannerlord is sure to excite fans with its great improvements upon existing mechanics. Siege battles now feature a variety of machinery with full player control over how to breach the walls, catering for deep strategic thinking and dramatic assaults.
The game has been in development since the release of Warband in 2010 and features an all new engine, developed specifically for the game, by developers TaleWorlds. The engine will open up exciting new possibilities for the game and vibrant modding community, as TaleWorlds have stated they will continue their tradition of mod support. This week’s reveal also includes two new videos from the developers, featuring new gameplay and engine features.
About TaleWorlds Entertainment
TaleWorlds Entertainment is an independent computer and video game development company founded by Armağan Yavuz, best known for developing the Mount & Blade game series. The company is based in Ankara, Turkey and strives to innovate and explore unique gameplay experiences in its products.
2005 – First playable alpha of Mount & Blade released
2008 – Mount & Blade released
2010 – Mount & Blade Warband released
2011 – Mount & Blade With Fire and Sword standalone released
2012 – Mount & Blade Warband Napoleonic Wars DLC released
2014 – Mount & Blade Warband Viking Conquest DLC released