Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

mount-blade-2-bannerlord-logoTaleWorlds Entertainment has lifted the lid on upcoming title, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord‘s greatly anticipated siege gameplay.

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.

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More game information is available via the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord website.

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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been in development since the release of Warband in 2010 and features an all new engine, developed specifically for the game

Releasing these eight screenshots, TaleWorlds confirmed the development of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, the next installment in the much beloved Mount & Blade series. Set 200 years before the events of Mount & Blade: Warband, the game delivers on player requests for richer lore by including an optional storyline into the sandbox environment. It features dynamically changing seasons, crafting, a working ingame economy driven by ever-changing supply and demand, and more.

Siege battles now feature a variety of machinery with full player control over how to breach the walls, catering for deep strategic thinking and dramatic assaults.

A bit more game information is available via the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord website.