Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been in early access for a while and its developers at TaleWorlds Entertainment have been very active in updating the game in the past few months.
Today they released a new video showcasing upcoming features, and the biggest of them is certainly the upcoming official modding tools which will put a lot of power in the hands of the users.
On the gameplay front autoblock will be available as an option in single player for those who want gameplay to be a little easier and less reliant on timing and situational awareness.
Spear bracing and hooked spear will give spear-armed footmen a new tool against mounted warriors respectively in multiplayer and single player.
The formation AI will also be overhauled, and we get to see new armor and shields for the Sturgian faction.
You can check the video out below.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is currently available in early access via Steam and Epic Games Store. If you’re not familiar with the game, you can read an official description and check out the previous video of the series.
“Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the eagerly awaited sequel to the acclaimed medieval combat simulator and role-playing game Mount & Blade: Warband. Set 200 years before, it expands both the detailed fighting system and the world of Calradia. Bombard mountain fastnesses with siege engines, establish secret criminal empires in the back alleys of cities, or charge into the thick of chaotic battles in your quest for power.
Strategy / Action RPG
Explore, raid and conquer your way across the vast continent of Calradia, making friends and enemies along the way. Raise your own army and lead it into battle, commanding and fighting alongside your troops in the thick of the action.
Singleplayer Sandbox Campaign
Play the game the way you want to play it! Plot your own path to power in a dynamic sandbox adventure where no two playthroughs are the same.
Extensive Character Creation and Progression Systems
Create and develop your own character to match your playstyle. Progress skills by performing actions as you gain access to a selection of perks that represent your mastery of a talent.
See the availability of goods ebb and flow in a simulated feudal economy, where the price of everything from incense to warhorses fluctuates with supply and demand. Turn anarchy to your advantage by being the first to bring grain to a starving town after a siege or reopening a bandit-plagued caravan route.
Multiplayer Game Modes
Put your tactical prowess and combat skills to the test against players from all over the world in a variety of different multiplayer game modes, ranging from small-scale skirmishes up to huge and epic sieges with hundreds of players.
Skill-Based Directional Combat System
Vanquish your foes using the game’s deep and intuitive combat system that is easy to learn but difficult to master.
Take to the field of battle and experience the brutality of medieval combat in first or third person perspective with hundreds of on-screen units, each with their own detailed AI.
Extensive Modding Capabilities
Customise the game to experience an entirely different adventure of your own creation. The engine and tools used to develop Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord are being made available to the community, so that modders can re-interpret Calradia or create their own worlds!”