After announcing Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord in September 2012, Taleworlds have remained quiet with regards to next installment in the franchise. But the silence has been broken at last, with screenshots and some information about the lore of Bannerlord.
On the Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord website, it states:
“The once-mighty Calradic Empire is in a state of decline. Warlike tribes have seized swaths of its territory. Client kingdoms have declared their independence. The Emperor has died without leaving an heir, leaving three jealous factions to scramble for power. Mercenary companies, bandit lords and nomads hover on the sidelines like vultures waiting for a meal.
A hero who can master the art of single combat, of leading armies in battle, of plotting ambushes and raids, and of exploiting the rivalries of noble houses and tribal clans may be able to unite this Empire — or, alternately, to deal it the final blow that sends it crashing down. Will Calradia experience one final sunset of imperial glory, or slip into a night of chaos before a new age dawns?”
Below are some selected screenshots which were revealed:
Taleworlds also revealed some Concept art. If you want to see the rest of the in-game screenshots as well as the concept art, you can check it out here.
Unfortunately no potential release date has been discussed by Taleworlds, and we are yet to know what new features will be included in Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord. Regardless, we are super excited for the next installment in one of our favourite franchises, Mount & Blade!