Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord





  • Lol worst teaser ever…



  • Bannerlord. And its sequel, Mount & Blade 3: Swordking.



  • Going to be crazy. I put hundreds of hours into the M&B series. So addicting!



  • @SlyGoat:

    Bannerlord. And its sequel, Mount & Blade 3: Swordking.

    The Best trilogy ever. Rawr.



  • I don’t like to be harsh, but that announcement teaser is just full of crap from 0:00 - 0:25. They could have at least put something lore related rather than a bunch of meaningless words and phrases, being an action-RPG afterall. Still, it will be interesting to see where they take the singleplayer this time, as that’s what I liked the most about M&B.



  • @SlyGoat:

    And its sequel, Mount & Blade 3: Swordking.

    And its prequel, Mount & Blade 4: deadly Pokesword. :stab:



  • Its funny how some fanboys in the comments are circlejerking because they believe the sound at the end of the trailer is sound from an actual in-game battle, when there isnt even an alpha yet.



  • Yea it’s from the pre-alpha dude, omg hater!



  • I’m excited about the game, but that was indeed the worst teaser ever :P. They even used the exact same font they use in-game. Then again, it’s basically just saying that Mount&Blade 2 will exist at some point, so I don’t mind.



  • For those interested, here’s an early interview (April 2012) from Nikephoros with developer Singil about M&B 2, which I just found and copied from Taleworlds forum:

    D: You have done a great job improving the combat system from M&B WB. Between the horizontal strokes of M&B and animations more elaborate WB - in which you added the possibility of kicking - there is an abyss. How are you going to do with M&B2? It will be simple evolution, or plan to totally revolutionize the system of strikes and blocks?
    R: We are re-doing everything again, we are not using anything from the old games. As for the game mechanics, I know for sure we are going to work on the parry system. We implemented it into the later versions of Warband. We are also rewriting all the animations for blocking, for example. Blocking was nice, but you know, was a little “blocky”, back then. There are some attacks that you can’t just stop with an upper block, you have to divert it, we are taking care of stuff like that. It’s going to be an evolution, as you said, not a revolution. The combat system is going to be essentially the same, but it’s going to be improved. A lot. We changed programming language and everything…

    D: And what about the module system?
    R: there won’t be a module system anymore. It’s going to be a lot more accessible, the whole structure of the game is being rewritten, tenths of times, for the modders to do whatever they please. We created a new game from scratches. What has started as a husband and wife project has expanded, as you know, and the new code began accumulating on top of the old code. It became a little clumsy, it is natural. Have you messed with the shader file, for example?

    D: I didn’t have the courage. But I remember seeing the zombie texture around the folder, a few times.
    R: exactly. Many things right now are hard coded, like animations, that can’t be changed without the help of a developer. You won’t have as many limitations in M&B 2.

    D: Regarding the map, will there be a new map? Will the world change, will it remain the same? How’s it going to be for single-player lovers?
    R: the game, in terms of campaign and the world itself has changed like three times from now, but we are pretty confident we are going to keep this version. Let’s just say we are going to expand what you already know about Calradia.

    D: You know there had been many successful modifications for the game, and one of the best known is the Strategus – cRPG, which allows the players to have some sort of multiplayer campaign. Will there be any feature like that in the game to come?
    R: at this stage a multiplayer, competitive or cooperative looks still pretty difficult to make.

    D: Warband opened a completely new market and a completely new fanbase for the M&B franchise. It also created a new genre for multiplayer games, a niche that some other software houses are trying to exploit. How is Taleworlds going to deal with the competition?
    R: Ah, the competition… let’s just say we’ll carry on doing what we can do best: offer some historically plausible, rock-hard gameplay. That’s what we are trying to keep for the multiplayer.

    D: Are you going to focus more on a more accessible playability or are you going to keep on going on the track opened by Warband?
    R: Of course, there won’t be anything like a Viking battling a space marine (although it would be awesome n.d.r.), but we won’t be focusing on a specific year. No French vs. English, for example. We are going to expand, stretch and bend it a little. Let’s just say that.

    D: still about the multiplayer, there is a diffused concern regarding TW’s support of the multiplayer community. In regards especially to “official” community sporting events, like the NC and the ENL, and in general the competitive side of the gaming. Will there be in M&B 2 a more stable and organized supports for clans, players, maps?
    R: we have been talking about it a lot by now. The Nations’ Cup support, or the new website, which is a little old by now, but was intended to work as some sort of portal page, where you could register your profile, your serial, see the games you owned and stuff like that. Our best effort was put in creating a stable community that supported us, and for which we could produce stuff for. We are also working on some sort of official ladder, a series of official tournaments.

    D: what about players IDs? Will there be a system to officially recognize player names and clans?
    R: we are really thinking about it, we like the idea of a player account usable for the forums, the community, the game, the data being gathered in some separate database, accessible from other computers, for example. We are working on it.

    D: And now for a particularly interesting point concerning the Italian community: will there be an official Italian translation?
    R: the only translations done until now were done by players, so probably yes. The localizations were made by players who approached us, then the translations would be revised and corrected, and finally accepted.
    And it is because the community OWNS the game. There have been contributions, suggestions that have been put into the game. This sense of property is maybe one of the reasons why we have such a loyal and affectionate community.

    D: Still, there has been a recent controversy, which can be somehow told like this: the attitude has changed a lot since the very beginnings where community-developers interaction was the norm, to this day.
    R: We are a lot bigger now. When I got hired first, there was five people at TW. Now we are 25. Working on a bigger, better, stronger game. We don’t really have much to show now, not just yet. There has been no official press release, you know, but the word is out there. But once we are ready to show something to you guys, we’ll get back on track, receiving millions and millions of tons of feedback and comments. We are going to get back on track. We are not a huge, faceless corporate company: the community is all we’ve got.
    We’ll get back on track, I promise.

    D: the most important question of all: in M&B2 will there be dinosaurs?
    R: laughs only if you dig deep enough!

    D: speaking of phisics, how will the players interact with the environments in M&B2?
    R: It’s still very early to talk, but we would like the game environment to be interactive as much as possible. The ideal would be to have the player pick-up, destroy and throw stuff. We are rebuilding, or should I say building, a physics engine from scratches.

    A bit more to talk about than that teaser I guess ;) I love that they are going to work on the parry system, I wonder what they’ll make of it.



  • Yea bit more info there.

    I don’t understand what he means about the upper blocks “divert it”, if someone got it better than me please explain.

    I also don’t like how he says that the combat will be the same but improved, do they have to make a whole sequel to do that? Although he says they’ll be changing programming languages so that makes sense there.

    And something that made me lol… “Blocking was “blocky” back then” Blocking was blocky? NO SHIT DUDE :P



  • I had to think on that as well. I think he means that you can’t for instance stop an upper attack from a huge axe with a tiny short-sword by putting it in its path, you have to divert the strike to land beside you.

    @-Slash-:

    Yea bit more info there.
    I also don’t like how he says that the combat will be the same but improved, do they have to make a whole sequel to do that? Although he says they’ll be changing programming languages so that makes sense there.

    Well they won’t just change the combat of course, there are a lot of other aspects such as graphics and singleplayer. But if they keep the basics of directional blocking and change it to the extent that it is more natural and without the clumsiness that is so heavily criticized in this forum, I will already be happy with the game.



  • Yea if they remove the clumsiness then it will definitely be alot better.



  • I try not to judge off early teaser trailers. I have done all I can to forget our first trailer :P



  • I think it will be good… But not so excited, just see what it brings. They managed to take over 1500 hours of my time on Warband!

    @Andrew:

    I try not to judge off early teaser trailers. I have done all I can to forget our first trailer :P

    I’ll never forget the first trailer, the helmet-less vanguard in the arena :P



  • Ugh :|



  • I YouTubed it just to remind myself how far you’ve come.



  • Here’s a link for everyone that hasn’t seen it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ze1dHWRz3s

    I remember being super excited when the trailer came out so it at least worked on me :P



  • That camera work…mmm…


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