Finally, the wait is coming to an end. After an interminable number of previews and teasers, the Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord release date is set – and, perhaps predictably, it’s the very last day of TaleWorlds’ planned release window. But we can finally start the countdown – Bannerlord hits Steam in 41 days.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord launches into Steam Early Access on March 31, and will be available for $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99. That price is set to stick through to the full release. Early Access is expected to last for “around a year,” though the developers’ “focus is on ensuring that the game is fun and enjoyable rather than imposing a deadline that might have a negative impact on the final product.”

The Early Access version is “stable and playable,” and features “all the main staples of the Mount and Blade experience,” from character creation to combat and clan management. The game launches with both the single-player sandbox mode and a variety of multiplayer options.

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