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It’s True, You’re Finally Going to Get Your Hands on ‘Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’

  • One long wait is about to come to an end.
  • Mount and Blade II is finally heading into Steam Early Access next month.
  • Yes, that means one wait ends while another begins.

It’s almost been seven and a half years since Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord was first announced. Can you believe that? It’s insane to think about. I don’t know how many hours I’ve sunk into the Mount & Blade series, but when it came to Bannerlord I just figured something had happened along the way and we were unlikely to ever see it come. Every now and then a small glimmer of hope would come in the form of a notable update from developer/publisher TaleWorlds Entertainment but mostly I just kept happy with the earlier installments in the series when the mood struck me. Well, you can imagine my surprise when TaleWorlds Entertainment’s next big announcement was a confirmation of a Steam Early Access release date, and it’s just around the corner.

The announcement also came side by side with an epic new trailer to mark the occasion complete with massive armies, siege weaponry and a certain brand of brutality that only medieval-inspired warfare can provide. Let’s take a moment of silence for the brave souls that actually thought it was a good idea to stand before a charging cavalry unit without their spears equipped, as they never had a chance to survive.

 

It seems surreal after such a long wait that it’s finally happening. That being said, it’s important that we hit the brakes just a little bit. Despite a long, arduous, almost tormenting development process, Mount & Blade II is still hitting as an early access title first. It has not yet been revealed everything we can expect within, it’s not even certain just how stable the current build is. It’s certainly a cautionary moment for both the consumer and the developer, where all anticipation by fans and work on the part of TaleWorlds hinges on a single date. March 31st, 2020 will give that crucial first impression on just how much effort has gone into making a sequel fans have craved for a long time now. 

If this is somehow your first time being exposed to the Mount & Blade series, the games are based around a combination of RPG and strategy elements that are filled with incredible and each outing feels like a completely different story. As a player every move you make, every decision you rush or spend too much time on can spell an entirely different outcome not just for your personal legend but for all the Kingdoms of Calradia. You can check out the original games on Steam, and if you’re wanting to get in on the early access for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord you can wishlist it here.