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.
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.