Mount & Blade: Warband Summary
It's not really a sequel, but it's still damn good. (PC)
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.
Steam isn't the only one after your precious Thanksgiving / Autumn pennies as Humble Bundle's very own Humble Store is now running a holiday sale. Its bloody price campaign begins with Crusader Kings II.
The entire grand strategy with all its DLC to-date is up for a poultry $20. That's right, celebrate Thanksgiving by giving the Native Americans the week off from cultural persecution.
Paradox Interactive's upcoming War of the Vikings has already enjoyed a "well-received" Alpha, and now many more can board the longboat to pillage bugs. It has been made available by Steam Early Access.
The studio wanted to run another Alpha, an eventual Beta and offer pre-orders... "it was a no-brainer" to go with Early Access on Steam. A sampler is on offer from October 1st to the 4th.
Developer Flying Squirrel Entertainment has announced that they will be officially releasing a fan-made mod for their strategy title Mount & Blade: Warband. The premium DLC, "Napoleonic Wars", will add over 220 unique units including engineers, artillery and... musicians in this 19th century era mod. The game also includes a "Commander Battles" mode in which the player is put in charge of a squad of bots.
Fredrik Wester, Paradox Interactive CEO, has claimed it a "release" to not be reliant on retailer sales for their games, which are now "like a bonus".
He notes we "don't really need" retail chains any more, which have "not been good" for the industry - stifling creativity. It's "really relieving" to speak about it.