Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Summary

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Mount and Blade 2's engine “easier to work with” for modders, supports multiple mods simultaneously

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Mount and Blade already has a sizeable modding community, so it's no surprise to hear developer TaleWorlds say it wants to make the process just as easy in forthcoming sequel Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord .

In fact, this time around it will be even simpler to mock up your own in-game version of Game of Thrones or Sengoku Japan according to the studio's founder Armağan Yavuz.

Mount and Blade 2 adds siege weapons, crafting and... board games

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What made me laugh about this Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord trailer, which shows off actual in-game footage for the first time, is that it spends a good couple of minutes stubbornly showing an extended spot of board-gaming. Which is probably not what most Mount and Blade players are looking for, really.

Aside from games of tic-tac-toe in your local inn, the sequel to TaleWorlds' open world combat and exploration game adds siege weapons, weapon crafting, seasonal weather conditions and a pretty cool replay editor.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord gameplay to be revealed at Gamescom, set 200 years before Warband

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TaleWorlds Entertainment will be unveiling for the first time the new Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. Unfortunately its live gameplay sessions will be private at Gamescom.

The press will get to salivate at the current state of the sequel, which is set two centuries before Mount & Blade Warband but takes the series forward "by greatly expanding gameplay" in all areas.

Mount and Blade 2 bringing impressive new graphics engine, in-depth editor

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It's been a while since we've heard anything regarding Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, the sequel to everyone's favourite slightly clunky open-world strategy/combat game. Luckily developer TaleWorlds has popped up with a new developer video.

It's a nice, relaxing look at some very lovely-looking environments. Just take a look at those snow-capped mountains that look like something straight out of a Lord of the Rings movie.

Paradox "handing over the reins" of Mount & Blade back to developer TaleWorlds

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As of today the Mount & Blade franchise is squarely back in its developer's hands, TaleWorlds, as Paradox Interactive give back the reins of the IP after five and a half years.

Paradox "feel honoured" to have been part of the journey and as a parting gift to fans, they'll be giving Early Access to Magicka: Wizard Wars in their library.

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