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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord shows multiplayer for the first time

Press Release   •   Aug 25, 2017 10:59 BST

TaleWorlds Entertainment is excited to show Captain Mode for the first time, a multiplayer mode of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, the upcoming prequel of their acclaimed game Mount & Blade: Warband. In Captain Mode, players command their own detachment of troops against other players’ armies in massive and epic battles of up to 5 vs 5.

Captain Mode blends action and strategy in large-scale combat: in order to win, players have to be not only skilled and fierce warriors, but also wise and clever tacticians. They will be able to control their troops’ movements and formations with intuitive but powerful controls, executing complex tactics with a brand new Battlefield AI.

But Captain Mode is not only about commanding troops: players will have to show their own prowess in combat with the key combat updates featured in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. Bannerlord builds on the gameplay of the previous instalments of the franchise while retaining its intuitive, direction-based combat. The directional shield blocking and shield bash, as well as the attack chaining, revitalize the whole sword & board gameplay – and all this comes with improved animations and a new combat engine that will make players live the most intense battles they have ever experienced in a video game.

“We are very excited to show the multiplayer side of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord for the first time. We really wanted to create the best multiplayer experience we possibly could and tried to recreate medieval battlefields in a multiplayer game setting, paying attention to realism and gameplay depth. I personally think our team did a fantastic job with this and I am looking forward to seeing people play and receiving feedback.”

Armagan Yavuz, CEO / Founder, TaleWorlds Entertainment

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TaleWorlds Entertainment is an independent video game development company, founded in 2005. Having grown from the initial two founders, TaleWorlds now employs over seventy developers including a self-publishing team. Mount & Blade has received numerous accolades since its release, including multiple placements in PC Gamer Magazine’s “Top 100 PC Games of All Time” list. The team is currently developing the much anticipated sequel, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord.

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