Mount and Blade: Warband is the first sequel for the action role-playing video game Mount and Blade. First announced in January 2009, the game was developed by TaleWorlds and was published by Paradox Interactive on March 30, 2010. Warband expands on the original game by introducing a sixth faction, increasing the political options, allowing players to start their own faction, and incorporating multiplayer modes. Reveiws of the game were generally favourable, with the addition of multiplayer the most highly praised element.

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The award winning indie game Mount&Blade is to receive an expansion pack bringing a much sought after multiplayer mode. Read on for an information round up and some exclusive information to ModDB

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Firstly, thankyou to the ModDB staff for the editors choice award, and thankyou for all those who voted for M&B. Armagan, the creators of M&B gives his thanks!

Since the very early versions of Mount&Blade, back in the mists of time one feature has always been frequently requested by players: Multiplayer. Though the original M&B focused on a single player sandbox experience a new expansion pack to be released by developers Taleworlds will bring the experience of medieval combat to the internet. Here then is a summary of everything currently planned for the expansion pack including some exclusive new info for ModDB:

  • The multiplayer will be battles only, not the campaign. It will bring all the most brilliant features of M&B singleplayer battles such as sieges, mounted combat, large battles and skill based melee combat to the multiplayer realm.
  • The current playerlimit is 32 players in a server. This number can be boosted by NPC troops (bots) which can be commanded by players or operate on their own for a co-op experience.
  • There will be several gametypes such as team deathmatch and siege battles.
  • Players will be able to host their own servers as well as play on official servers
  • There will almost certainly be some form of beta program
  • The game will strive to have the best melee combat in a multiplayer game ever.
  • As well as multiplayer the expansion will bring several other new features and improve others such as
  • Improved strategic AI
  • Extended diplomatic options
  • State-of the-Art rendering technologies introduced for the first time, including the addition of High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • A brand new faction to fight for!
  • The game will still be incredibly moddable. In fact so far, only one file of the module system is incompatible with 1.011 mods.

And now some exclusive new info for modDB on some new features:

  1. Formations: you'll be able to form lines deeper than two.
  2. Morale will affect battles more and your soldiers and enemies will run away when broken.
  3. It'll be more difficult to keep soldiers from an enemy faction. For example, if you are a Vaegir and you keep raiding Swadian villages, swadian troops in your party will be more likely to desert and your party morale will be reduced.

For more info, see the official Taleworlds forums!

And here are some screenshots of what the new version looks like courtesy of FZ:



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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

Looking goooood
if this is all on steam I might finally buy it!
Mods, multiplayer and singleplayer? omg can't be more awesome.

New screenshots looking sexy too!

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disturbedfish
disturbedfish

bet you this will be way better multiplayer than *@$% LOTR conquest!

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Maximus183
Maximus183

Of course it will that game was just gay as freaking hell :D

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LordAnubis08
LordAnubis08

Excellent, will be getting it if it has multiplayer! One thing that stopped me from getting it :)

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Otreum
Otreum

lol don't let that stop you, I personally think the mp won't be all that good in comparison to SP, get some mods for SP and you're having 800man foot battles with romans vs goths and an assortment of other factions in no time.

For example, look at this video, it may be a bit chuggy but lets see any other game have 800 independent AI running around fighting at the same time (the total war games dont have independent individual AI, so they don't count)

Youtube.com

Buy the game, don't wait it out for mp :P

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

i'm gonna wait for a sale on steam :P

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Nanna
Nanna

Nah, there is mod support for multiplayer too. Also, M&B:W combat is very very good. One of the best skill based melee combat in video games history.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Awesome, and I'm glad you won the editors choice for independent game. You people deserved some recognition.

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jimlawl
jimlawl

Looks awesome

Btw you guys deserved to win the editor's choice for Indie game

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Khelben
Khelben

omagad
this is a fcking great news. You guys decided to apply some graphic enhancement and a multiplayer. This game is just one of my favourite and I think it will not change...

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WhiteHawke
WhiteHawke

I once said, 2 years ago, that if Mount & Blade had multiplayer and updated graphics, it "would be a masterpiece the likes of which had not yet been seen".

Years later, I rejoice with the news that those exact same enhancements are being worked on! Hurray for indie gaming, and hurray for developers who listen to their playerbase!!!

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q0rra
q0rra

www.FZ.se

haha nice, i visit that site frequently everyday!
Good to have multiplayer though ;)

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Tides
Tides

The expansion is free?

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Orj
Orj

Unlikely.

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Tex1090
Tex1090

Can't wait for the expansion, Hopefully it's not the same price as the original game, but I'll sure as hell be picking this up either way. MnB is really amazing in my eyes.

Also, congrats on the win this year, you really deserve it.

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Otreum
Otreum

What is wrong with the pricing of the game, it's perfectly fine.
Games like half life 2 sold at stupid prices for just a few hours of fun, this game is one that you can keep playing and playing and playing and playing...then if you do get bored, you can get the awesome mods, and keep playing some more!

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Tex1090
Tex1090

I wasn't much complaining since I had said I'll be picking it up either way, I got the first one and loved it, no need to flip out over a small comment when I said I was picking it up anyways when it's out.

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

multiplayer campaign would have been very interesting, but this is still awesome news!

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MCDT
MCDT

Probably going to buy this, though I haven't got around to buy M&B yet.

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Eegah
Eegah

Very cool news, but I wonder what they mean by expansion. Will it be an update to the original M&B? It's good it looks like they're keeping it compatible with mods, though, whatever form it'll take.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Realse date?

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

And also I bought Mount&Blade off of steam and I was wondering if I could import my guy I played in the demo, is that possible?

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Hitez
Hitez

indeed you can :D

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

YAY! :D

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Meatloaf231
Meatloaf231

Oh my goodness. This is quite very much all kinds of awesome.

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

OH MY DEAR GOD!!!!!!!

Prepare for many pairs of ruined pants that will ensue! I think this is a grand scheme to benefit the major clothing retail stores!

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Hitez
Hitez

I JUST GOT LIKE 10 BONERS!! :o :o :o

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Raden
Raden

Yay... o.O

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

so expansion pack is gonna cost money right?
need to know that so IF I decide to buy it I will wait until it's out so I can buy both at once, don't ever buy anything online, doing it twice would be alot worse then if I can buy both at once :D

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HALLOLL
HALLOLL

Cavalry archers.

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

Wicked!

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hundeswehr
hundeswehr

needs new animations asap, and higher detail character/horse models

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

NOOOOO! MAKE A MULTIPLAYER CAMPAGIN MODE!

Or at least one of you modders, thoughtful of us, fans, please, make such a mode (sorry for a pun)! :-)

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JordashTalon
JordashTalon

Looks like you've thought of some good Ideas but I agree, their needs to be a cooperative Campaign mode for Mount and Blade, A Coop Campaign mode would hugely increase the games funness level IMHO.

I'd recommend this game a ton with Cooperative modes being a priority.

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TheUnknownM
TheUnknownM

this will be the best mod i got mount and blade on steam i think this will be an update will it?

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TheUnknownM
TheUnknownM

no i recommend this have only a adventure mode like sp

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TheUnknownM
TheUnknownM

ok how long will this be finished?

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