Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a game set in medieval times and acts as a predecessor to Mount & Blade II: Warband. The events of the game take place just over 200 years before Warband, the period of decline of the Calradian Empire. The Calradian Empire is based on the ancient Roman or Byzantine Empire, and the gameplay involves weapons and styles from that era.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is being developed by TaleWorlds Entertainment but still does not have a release date. The game was first announced in 2012, but so far there is no sign of a launch happening. TaleWorld Entertainment has shown some amount of the gameplay at gaming events in recent years, but development still appears to be underway. According to TaleWorld Entertainment, the game will be launched once it is completely ready for the players.
From what we’ve already seen of the game, we can say that the part RPG part management and strategy game, has some pretty great visuals. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has rich graphics that transport you back in time and put you right in the middle of the events. Whether you’re in the middle of hands-on combat or sitting at a tavern, you will feel like a medieval warrior.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Gameplay
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has no quests that are allocated to the players, you simply become a part of the world and decide what you want to do next. You can make friends with Lords, fight in civil wars, or rebuild a town. As you interact with the non-playing characters, the story takes shape and you find yourself in different situations.
The world you live in consists of five factions each based on one ancient civilization from human history. You have the Calradian Empire which is like the Romans, the Vlandia who represent the Normans, the Khuzait Khanate who are effectively the Mongols under Genghis Khan, the Battania who have a distinct resemblance to the Celtic people, and finally the Aserai who bear a resemblance to the early Middle Eastern cultures.
The factions, of course, are all at war with each other but also have warring groups within them. Players get to choose which side they’re on and what exactly they want to do in the game. You get the military tactics of the faction you choose and can use their weaponry, heavy artillery, and assault styles.
The game adapts to the actions of playing characters and NPCs creating new simulations every time you play it. There is always something new to do in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and you can play politics or kill your enemies at your liking.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Review
The game hasn’t been reviewed yet because we are still waiting for the release but from what we know, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord promises to be extremely engaging with hours upon hours of simulations to get through. As soon as the game is released you can get your own copy at Voidu.