Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord official artwork and logo

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

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has initially been announced in the ancient times of 2012, after which the developers have gone relatively quiet, releasing only bits of information and gameplay footage here and there. While its launch date is still shrouded in mystery, I am very glad to say that according to all of the gamescom footage Bannerlord is shaping up to be pretty damn excellent!

Since there is no better way to prove this than to show you the actual footage, allow me to share with you the recently posted Battania vs Empire gameplay video. Its about nine minutes long and mostly focused on the "Captain Mode", but it should still give you a good idea of what to expect from Bannerlord. Have a look:

If you're interested in learning more about Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, or just checking out some of the earlier gameplay videos, you'll find what you seek on the official website. As I've mentioned earlier there is currently no set release date, but rumor has it that Bannerlord is bound to arrive on PC in 2017. Whether that's true or not, I'm afraid I simply don't know, but given how polished Bannerlord appears even now I wouldn't be too surprised. I suppose we'll just have to wait and find out, its not like we're not used to it by this point.

A horseman from Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord