Paradox Interactive just sent us over a press release announcing that TaleWorlds' Mount & Blade: Warband is now available across North America. Go grab a copy after you check out the release trailer below:
Mount & Blade: Warband Released Today!
Highly Anticipated Sequel Marks Triumphant Return for Medieval Horseback Combat
NEW YORK March 30, 2010 Medieval battlegrounds rage once more with the thunder of galloping hooves and the clash of swords, as Paradox Interactive and developer TaleWorlds bring forth Mount & Blade: Warband, now available on all major digital distribution outlets and shipping in North American retail stores.
Watch the release trailer for Mount & Blade: Warband here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwGxzdGqEDg
The sequel to the original Mount & Blade introduces grueling 64 player multiplayer battles in the action-RPG that truly sets the standard for equestrian combat. With a host of new features and improvements, including a new campaign, highly-detailed open environments, and the ability to find love amongst violence, the ultimate battle for the throne of Calradia starts today.
Mount & Blade: Warband Game Features:
'¢ Multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Conquest, Battle, and Siege.
'¢ Graphical overhaul: State-of-the-art rendering technologies combine with a more informative interface, allowing new and advanced players alike to enjoy an unprecedented level of immersion.
'¢ Seek adventure alone, or recruit and train an army fit for a king. You and your companions will gain experience and skills while your soldiers evolve into a deadly fighting force.
'¢ New campaign allows you to become the ruler of a faction and convince lords to become your vassals.
'¢ New ability to marry a lady of the realm for romance or cold political gain. Try to win a lady's heart through poetry or bravery.
For more information visit: www.mountandbladewarband.com and join the Mount & Blade community on Facebook.
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 and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the upcoming Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, Supreme Ruler 2020, Elven Legacy, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2 The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. 2010 will also represent Paradox's entrance into the console market with Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.
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 Mount & Blade: Warband which will bring many long-awaited features including multiplayer support into the series.