Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword Officially Announced, Trailer

We've known about TaleWorlds' Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword expansion for nearly two weeks now, but it wasn't until this afternoon that Paradox Interactive hooked us up with an official press release and an announcement trailer. From our YouTube channel:

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Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword Announced

Announcement trailer released

NEW YORK January 31, 2011 Paradox Interactive and Taleworlds Entertainment today announced the newest addition in the action RPG series, Mount & Blade.  Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword features great new additions such as fully customizable troops, new siege options, and an exciting new age of weaponry and is set for a Q2 2011 release.
(This is a fantastic addition to the Mount & Blade franchise,) says Armagan Yavuz, Lead Developer & Founder of Taleworlds Entertainment.  (The features included in With Fire and Sword fulfill many of our fans' requests.)

With Fire & Sword also builds and expands upon the highly regarded combat system from Mount & Blade: Warband. Firearms have been introduced to the battlefield, opening up exciting new play-styles and options. Players can also utilize explosives for taking out groups of foes or to breach castle walls. In addition to the enhanced singleplayer mode, With Fire and Sword also provides a host of original multiplayer content including the new Captain Mode which allows players to control their own forces in online matches.

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Taleworlds Entertainment
Taleworlds Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Ankara, Turkey. The studios first game was Mount & Blade, a PC game that blended action/RPG/strategy elemets to create a unique style of gameplay. Set in a realistic medieval world, Mount & Blade received acclaim from critics and players alike for its immersive sword-fighting system, mounted combat and innovative game mechanics. The studio is currently working on an unannounced project as well as finishing up With Fire & Sword. Read more:

About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Mount&Blade series, The Kings' Crusade, Majesty 2, Cities in Motion and Magicka. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit and follow and