Magnus & Blade: Warband Viking DLC Announced
Alternatively, Mount & Beard
Mount & Blade II is looking awfully fancy, but don't expect to play it any time soon. If you want more armies and more lands to conquer now, now now now, now now now now now now now, stop stamping your feet and pouting as more are coming "soon". While creators TaleWorlds are focused on the sequel, they've drafted another mod team to create another add-on for M&B: Warband.
Today they announced Viking Conquest, a Norse expansion coming from the folks behind Warband's Brytenwalda mod.
Whenever "soon" turns out to be, Viking Conquest will launch initially on Steam Early Access. Other than a few screenshots, about all we know is contained within these official words:
Viking Conquest takes the Mount & Blade franchise into historical Dark Age Britain, at a time when Norsemen began to raid the British Isles, looting monasteries and burning coastal settlements. The DLC features an overworld map encompassing Britain, Norway and Denmark, a fully fledged single player storyline, as well as the classic sandbox mode with expanded diplomatic options. Multi player also plays host to new game modes, including sea battles and coastal raids. All filled with completely new armours, weaponry, scenes and characters authentic to the Dark Age setting.
It's got Vikings, get it? Look at 'em, with their boats and their blonde hair: