Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword announced

Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword announced

With Fire and Sword is a new standalone Mount and Blade game - with guns!

Paradox Interactive today announced a new entry in the popular Mount and Blade series, dubbed With Fire and Sword, at the Paradox Interactive Convention in New York.

A new standalone expansion to the franchise, With Fire and Sword brings a number of new features to the series, the most notable of which is the introduction of primitive firearms.

With Fire and Sword will also bring a stronger narrative to the series, with players cast as mercenaries in the typically vast open world, as well as new multiplayer modes.

Enhanced siege mechanics were also mentioned, with firearms dramatically changing the way that such battles are fought. Stealth and subterfuge will now figure into castle battles more heavily, with players able to poison food supplies, bribe guards and sneak over castle walls.

We'll be having a closer look at Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword tomorrow, so expect a more detailed report soon. Until then you can check our Mount and Blade: Warband review for more information and let us know your thoughts in the forums.


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PandaLand 20th January 2011, 23:30 Quote
Please don't be Steampunky.
docodine 20th January 2011, 23:54 Quote
Do guns = actual castle destruction?

That would make M&B interesting again..
tristanperry 21st January 2011, 00:05 Quote
Sounds cool, I'll probably look to get it :)
////\oo/\\\\ 21st January 2011, 09:22 Quote
So is it 'With Fire and Sword' as per the title or 'With Fire and Steel' (more likely) as per the body of the article?
Nexxo 21st January 2011, 09:28 Quote
Originally Posted by PandaLand
Please don't be Steampunky.

And what's wrong with being steampunky? :|
Lizard 21st January 2011, 10:22 Quote
More Mount & Blade = awesome for everything except my sleep pattern.
CardJoe 21st January 2011, 12:08 Quote
Originally Posted by ////\oo/\\\\
So is it 'With Fire and Sword' as per the title or 'With Fire and Steel' (more likely) as per the body of the article?

Sword. Fixed that error.
Stelph 21st January 2011, 13:46 Quote
This looks awesome, im hoping that there will be a good balance between the traditional ranged weapons (i.e bow and arrow) and rifles where the bow has a faster reload but a shorter range (and possibly lower damage) meaning that a skilled archer still has a chance against a rifleman

Enhanced sieges sounds good too, siege battles are the best part of the current game!
Merenjek 22nd January 2011, 02:14 Quote
Are they going to be incorporating leveling in multiplayer, like in the cRPG mod? Because honestly that is all I play in the multiplayer anymore.
Helz 22nd January 2011, 16:27 Quote
Warband is easily the best game I bought last year and anything that adds more content to it is a win in my book. It goes on sale on Steam a lot, so I seriously recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it yet. It's got a huge mod support following as well.
dgerards 30th January 2011, 15:39 Quote
I bought the original Mount & Blade quite some time ago but somehow never got around playing it. I've started playing now, but I'm suffering from what seems to be motion sickness after about 15 minutes of play. Feeling nauseous and sweating.... I'll give it another go later on, I hope it goes away as it seems to be a great game.
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