Genre: Medieval combat simulator/role-playing game
Platform: PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Microsoft Windows
Developer: TaleWords Entertainment
Publisher: TaleWords Entertainment
Release Date: TBA
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the long awaited prequel to the 2010 game, Mount & Blade: Warband. Bannerlord is set 200 years before the previous game and takes place during the decline of the Calradian Empire and the formation of the kingdoms that appear in Warband. The Calradian Empire, and its subsequent downfall, are comparable to the fall of the Roman Empire and the formation of the early Middle Eastern, North African, and European kingdoms. The armour, weapons and architecture will draw inspiration from 600 to 1100 A.D.
Construct, position and fire a range of heavy machinery in sieges that will test your wits and skill. Experience sprawling combat across ramparts and rubble as you struggle to hold on to your castle or seek to seize one from the enemy. Historically authentic defensive structures offer the ultimate medieval warfare experience, as you batter a rival’s gate with your ram or burn his siege tower to ashes. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord lets you live every moment of a chaotic battle through the eyes of a single soldier.
Engage in diplomacy, with meaningful consequences that impact the world. Strike historic peace deals that win land for your kingdom or free you to take on a new foe. An all-new barter system gives players flexibility in cementing deals, from marriage offers to treason pacts, offering all the options available to NPCs. Use a new influence system to direct your faction’s energies or strangle the aspirations of a rival.
See the availability of goods ebb and flow in a simulated feudal economy, where the price of everything from incense to warhorses fluctuates with supply and demand. Invest in farms and workshops, or turn anarchy to your advantage by being the first to bring grain to a starving town after a siege or reopening a bandit-plagued caravan route.
Craft your own weapon, name it and carry it with you to the field of battle! A deep, physics-based system gives each weapon you create a unique set of attributes, strengths and weaknesses. Forge a finely-tuned killing machine to match your own prowess and complement your play-style, or take the sword of your enemy and brandish it as a trophy of war.
The engine and tools used to develop Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord are being made available to the community, so that modders can re-interpret Calradia or create their own worlds! Players can now combine different mods, making it easier than ever to play the game of your dreams.
An all-new tailor-made game engine, developed in-house to fulfill the unique needs of the series, offers the perfect balance of performance and graphical fidelity, scalable with the power of your hardware. Experience Mount & Blade with richer, more beautiful graphics than ever, immersing you in the world of Calradia, rendering the game’s magnificent battles with equally spectacular detail.
Team Leader (Combat / Animations / Network / AI)
TechRaptor: E3 2016 – Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Interview