Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord official artwork and logo

[Update]: The long wait is now finally over - Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has now arrived onto Steam Early Access!

After what feels like an actual eternity of waiting, the day has finally come! Developer TaleWorlds Entertainment has now officially confirmed that Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord will be coming to Steam Early Access on March 31st!

The initial version will be somewhat limited in scope, so expect to see reused maps for different towns, limited number of quests and voice-overs, as well as a lack of some supportive features. Thankfully, most of the core gameplay will be fully present from the start, so you should still be able to have a good bit of fun with Bannerlord.

When it comes to the release date, nothing has been set in stone just yet, but TaleWorlds is planning to have Bannerlord be in Early Access for about a year. Naturally, if it ends up needing more time for polish or extra content, its full release will be delayed in order to ensure everything goes by smoothly.

You can get a bit of an idea of what to expect from Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord through one of the trailers down below. The video is a little bit outdated, however, so don't be surprised if the Early Access version ends up having some noticeable differences. Either way, have a peek:

To learn more about Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, as well as potentially grab yourself a copy once it lands onto Early Access, you should take a stroll over to Steam.