Today indie developer Taleworlds released a new developer diary discussing the multiplayer aspect of the upcoming medieval warfare simulator Mount & Blade: Warband.
According to the video, Warband features sixty-four player multiplayer with various game modes including deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the flag. One of the more interesting game modes discussed is the ‘Siege’ mode. Here players are split into two teams, one defending a castle, the other attempting to siege it. By utilizing ladders, battering rams, and siege towers, players must fight their way into a castle and slay all the enemies in it.
Another cool game type discussed is the team-based ‘Battle’ mode. Here players are split up into two teams and are given a large sum of gold. Each team then divvys up the gold so that each player can purchase an army. Then players go to war, commanding their respective armies while fighting on the battlefield.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m absolutely in love with Mount & Blade. The game offers a ‘choose your own adventure’ style of gameplay, providing gamers with an endless amount of fun. Once every couple of days, I’ll unwind by throwing on some dork metal (think bands like Hammerfall and Rhapsody) and riding though the enemy ranks taking heads off with each sweep of my blade. I must say, it’s amazingly cathartic. For more info on Mount & Blade, check out Josh Quinnett’s video review.
Mount & Blade: Warband is slated to arrive on the PC March 19. It will feature a new faction, improved graphics, and an improved morale, faction and diplomatic system.