TaleWorlds' latest patch for Mount & Blade: Warband is significant enough that it requires a full press release, primarily due to the introduction of a new Duel multiplayer mode:
A New Mode and Armor Take Center Stage in Combat
NEW YORK July 23, 2010 Paradox Interactive and developer TaleWorlds today released the latest update for their medieval strategy game, Mount & Blade: Warband. The new update provides exciting new content for the game along with subtle improvements to the overall gameplay.
In response to community demand, Duel, the newest multi-player mode requires you to test your steel in one-on-one battles of wit, speed and skill. This new mode allows for protected 1 on 1 duels with no interruptions from others. Similar to the other servers, Duel supports up to 64 players and contains all the other options as the normal servers.
An update would not be complete without new gear for battle. In time honored DLC fashion, Mount & Blade: Warband is putting new armor on old horses at a cost of zero denars. Mount up with two newly modeled horse armors, one available for the Sarranids and another for the Vaegir/Khergit factions. In addition, there is now a server setting that bans ranged weapons eliminating those pesky archers.
Mount & Blade: Warband is available for sale in stores and all major digital distribution outlets and is currently enjoying a 50% off sale via digital outlets. For more information www.mountandbladewarband.com and join the Mount & Blade community on www.facebook.com/mountandblade and follow the game on www.twitter.com/mount_and_blade
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 Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. 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 www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.
With humble beginnings and strong ambitions Taleworlds Entertainment based out of Ankara, Turkey has quickly risen from a husband and wife indie team to an up and coming game development studio with a large and dedicated fan base that supports the most realistic forays into Medieval simulation and mounted combat, with its two titles Mount & Blade and Mount & Blade: Warband. Taleworlds Entertainment has garnered critical acclaim and accolades with the Mount and Blade franchise and with the already successful launch of M&B: Warband Taleworlds Entertainment is on the fast track to growth and is looking to make bigger and better things in the years to come.