Developer TaleWorlds Entertainment announced that Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord will be launching into early access for PC on March 31.
The studio previously announced that the sequel to its medieval action RPG would be launching in Steam Early Access with a tentative release date of March 2020 last August.
In a tweet, TaleWorlds said that Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord would be available to purchase from Steam, Epic Games Store, and the developer’s own website for $49.99/€49.99/£39.99.
According to the game’s Steam store page, the developer chose early access to get the community involved to refine the game similar to how the first game was developed. Mount and Blade was initially available through the developer’s website beginning in 2004 before officially launching on Steam as a full product in 2008.
TaleWorlds expects the game to be in early access for “around a year” and does not have a set date for a proper release.The studio also said it has no plans to change the price of the title after leaving early access.
Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord takes place 200 years before the first game and will feature a single-player sandbox campaign, multiplayer, the series’ directional combat system, and mods.