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Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced

TaleWorlds has a brief teaser trailer up for Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord, an upcoming sequel to Mount&Blade, their action/strategy/RPG. We have no explanation for failing to note this at the time it was posted last week, but thank dj LiTh for rescuing it from falling between the cracks completely. There's not much to go by in the trailer, but its description includes a little information:

TaleWorlds Entertainment is proud to announce the next installment in the acclaimed Mount & Blade game series, entitled: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. This sandbox action-RPG strategy hybrid will take players on a journey into a fictional world of up-close and personal medieval combat on a huge scale, bigger, bloodier and more intense than ever before. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will build upon the popular Mount & Blade franchise bringing in many exciting and highly requested new features.

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8. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 22:41 jacobvandy
 
WyldKat wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 18:53:
Warband was my first but I have to say I was disappointed that online was basically team deathmatch, I was hoping for the grand strategy of the single player game to be included in the multiplayer.

The same gameplay as the SP campaign but with multiple people wouldn't work very well, unless they restricted the interactions to battles. Which, lo and behold, they did.

Each person heading up a faction and riding around with their own army waging war on others would be awesome, indeed, but I imagine you'd have to completely remove the battles and keep it to auto-resolves based on your party's strength. Wouldn't be so cool to lose half your territory to someone else while you're spending a load of time sieging a castle...

Maybe it'd work if you had several people PER faction, like a leader coordinating everything and a few generals leading the armies around to do the fighting, but the day they pull off something that complex, and well, is the day they become the #1 PC dev studio on the planet. Which probably ain't gonna happen.
 
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7. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 18:53 WyldKat
 
With Fire and Sword turned me off, mostly because of the gun stuff. If I wanted that I could download one of the various line battle mods.

Warband was my first but I have to say I was disappointed that online was basically team deathmatch, I was hoping for the grand strategy of the single player game to be included in the multiplayer.

I'm excited to see what we get with M&B2.
 
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6. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 16:50 jacobvandy
 
Not Warband, that was an awesome and in-house, official expansion for M&B, and is the definitive version to play. And I don't play the multiplayer, so Napoleonic Wars might as well not exist to me (no offense), but still, that's just a DLC add-on for Warband.

Of course I was referring to With Fire & Sword, which was in fact a user-made mod that was sanctioned by TaleWorlds to be officially released. It was plenty playable and had a few cool new things, but it was noticeably lower quality across the board despite whatever help they may have gotten from the pros to polish it up a bit. I was a bit miffed by how they promoted it as if it was the next big release, but it was more akin to those crap, amateur Painkiller titles being released in the past few years.
 
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5. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 16:29 dj LiTh
 
Sir Graves wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 16:12:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 13:52:
All I can say is, it's about damned time! Been wanting this ever since I found out the last M&B standalone "expansion" was a glorified user mod. Not even a very good or popular one, at that...

Totally agree with the excited part (M&B2 will show War of the Roses how it's really done), but M&B's last expansion was Napoleonic Wars, which actually garnered rave reviews and is very popular within the M&B community. It's an awesome and absolutely epic expansion, man, especially if you happen to be into Napoleonic-era warfare. But not many in-the-know would disparage that release as anything other than quality and FUN.

Unless, of course, you meant the standalone expansion that came out before NW, "With Fire & Sword". Now that one got weak reviews and wasn't looked at very positively by most in the community upon release. I can only assume you mean that and not NW. If not, then you stand corrected.

I'll take a guess, i think he was refering to warband. I own both Warband and the original, however shied away from F&S and Nap. i just dont like fire arms (even single shots) mixed with my swords and shields. Aslong as M&B2 is as moddable as the first, then i think everyone will be happy.
 
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4. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 16:12 Sir Graves
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 13:52:
All I can say is, it's about damned time! Been wanting this ever since I found out the last M&B standalone "expansion" was a glorified user mod. Not even a very good or popular one, at that...

Totally agree with the excited part (M&B2 will show War of the Roses how it's really done), but M&B's last expansion was Napoleonic Wars, which actually garnered rave reviews and is very popular within the M&B community. It's an awesome and absolutely epic expansion, man, especially if you happen to be into Napoleonic-era warfare. But not many in-the-know would disparage that release as anything other than quality and FUN.

Unless, of course, you meant the standalone expansion that came out before NW, "With Fire & Sword". Now that one got weak reviews and wasn't looked at very positively by most in the community upon release. I can only assume you mean that and not NW. If not, then you stand corrected.
 
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3. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 14:27 dj LiTh
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 13:52:
All I can say is, it's about damned time! Been wanting this ever since I found out the last M&B standalone "expansion" was a glorified user mod. Not even a very good or popular one, at that...

Agreed, this has been a long time coming. I just randomly went to the taleworlds website to see what they were upto, and was finally pleasantly surprised. Although that video...if you can call it that and complete lack of info is unsettling, i'm hoping for the best.
 
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2. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 13:58 D4rkKnight
 
Right as WotR starts shipping, nice timing  
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1. Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord Announced Oct 2, 2012, 13:52 jacobvandy
 
All I can say is, it's about damned time! Been wanting this ever since I found out the last M&B standalone "expansion" was a glorified user mod. Not even a very good or popular one, at that...  
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