With Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, Taleworlds has finally released a real successor to the original Mount & Blade and its standalone expansion, Mount & Blade: Warband. But the release of Warband is now ten years ago, and for eight years now the fans have been waiting for Bannerlord.
But the long wait was worth it: On March 30th, the game was finally released in early access. Currently, Steam charges 50 Euros for the game, with a starting discount of 45 Euros for the release. Those who owned one of the previous parts could buy it for 40 Euros. Unfortunately, these actions are both over now, so you have to pay the full price for now.
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord is supposed to change some things compared to the predecessor: Bannerlord sends the player into the world of Calradia again, but into another time epoch. A new engine and numerous smaller changes to the gameplay are part of the game, which should set Bannerlord apart from its predecessor. The basic concept of the game will not change: Bannerlord will once again be a unique form of RPG, combining military, politics and economy in one big sandbox.
What players can and cannot expect from the current early-access version of Bannerlord will be shown in the following preliminary test.