TaleWorlds has confirmed that Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is finally going to be playable in March 2020 as it heads to early access on Steam.That’s right there’s finally a release date of sorts for Mount & Blade II, and while it won’t be the final cut of the game early access will allow for players to see what’s been happening since the game was announced. The game was teased last year and a closed beta also took place as well.
In Mount & Blade players begin as a solo character looking to rise up in status and eventually command an army to take on kingdoms, and become the ruler. It isn’t easy going from a basic nobody to getting people to follow you and on more than one occasion you’ll find yourself scrapping to survive. When I reviewed the original Mount & Blade: Warband for console I wrote:
Mount & Blade: Warband is a tough game, but at the same time you’ll lose hours to it just through trying to rise through the ranks in Calradia. At the beginning so many lords will look down on you that you want to prove them wrong. It is a game where you will face multiple setbacks, but with each a lesson is learnt. The tasks may seem menial at first, but when you get in your first proper big battle with all the chaos of swords clashing, archers firing arrows, and cavalry charging the game just comes together. Mount & Blade: Warband is one of the hardest games I’ve played and that just makes it so very satisfying when you succeed.
You can read that review here.