TaleWorlds Entertainment celebrates E3 with the release of a couple of
trailers from Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
, showing off siege gameplay in the
upcoming installment in the Mount & Blade series. They offer a
well as an
that runs over seven minutes. Here's word on how the sequel
Players will have the chance to take part in authentic
medieval sieges, utilising a variety of siege weaponry, including ballistae,
catapults, siege towers, battering rams and more. A variety of castles, that not
only look realistic, but function as defences, making use of flanking towers,
choke points and murder holes, which work just like those in reality.
Destructibility and fire damage create dynamic environments, which players can
manipulate to their advantage. But intelligent AI will do the same, adapting
while attacking and reacting to threats in defence.
Beyond the chaotic struggle of the assault, sieges also test players' strategic
abilities, when maintaining a besieging party, constructing siege engines and
bombarding enemy walls.
In addition, this is the first look at the Sturgia faction in Bannerlord. The
Sturgians occupy the northern forests of Calradia, preferring to fight on foot,
with swords and axes. Fearsome helmets cover their eyes, giving them a demonic
appearance and they excel in close-quarter melee combat, fighting in cramped
towers and atop ramparts.