If you didn't notice, this Mount & Blade isn't made by the original developers, Taleworlds Entertainment, who made Mount & Blade and Warband, which happen to be my favorite games of the series. They are off working on some kind of Mount & Blade 2, but until then we have this pirated themed adventure to look forward to. It will feature:
-Sea battles with intuitive and easy control system
-The real-time boarding fights that throw player in the centre of the action
-Detailed management and customization of both the fleet and the crew
-Complex siege system allowing the players to storm forts, harbors or entire cities
-Different kinds of artillery: shipboard cannons, mortars and howitzers
-Random events system that keeps players question their decisions during their voyage
-True ‘Carribean’ atmosphere of the vast and dangerous world
-Unique NPCs whose design based on the real historical figures
-Various multiplayer modes featuring the sea and land battles, boarding and sieges.
For better or worse this new Mount & Blade will be using the engine from Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword. Expect to see this game releasing really soon, even though it was just announced, sometime in Fall of 2012. I must say that it is a bit interesting that the last two Mount & Blade games are a direct result of popular modifications from the first two game. They had recently released the Napoleonic Wars DLC for Warband after hundreds of people had been playing the Mount & Musket modification and now this seems to be based off the many Mount & Blade pirates mods. At the very least it shows they are watching their community and seeing what they want from a new game. Thanks for checking it out and you can find more about it on the official post over at Snowbird Games.
-Written by Sean Cargle