Archive for: March 2013

Mount & Blade: Warband – Napoleonic Wars

Napoleonic Wars is a multiplayer DLC (expansion pack) for Mount & Blade: Warband featuring the last years of the Napoleonic Wars. Experience the thrill of Napoleonic warfare first hand and take part in the invasion of Russia or fight the French at Waterloo from the front line! Side with one of the five supreme European powers from the era and choose from and more than 220 unique units to play. Fight on the battlefields of one of the most accurate and detailed, Napoleonic war games ever!

  • Accurate early 19th century weapons, uniforms and environments.
  • Massive multiplayer battles with up to 250 players.
  • Five nations with more than 220 unique units to choose from.
  • A wide range of artillery pieces ranging from field cannons to mortars, capable of firing cannonballs, canister or explosive shells, all fully controllable by players.
  • Destructible environments. Players can use a range of artillery and explosives to destroy various buildings, bridges and other structures.
  • Finely crafted game balance insuring player skill is the hero of the battlefield, not the gun or the sword.
  • Construct barricades, dig trenches, and rig explosives with the multi-purpose Engineer class.
  • Special musician units with drums, fifes, bagpipes or trumpets; able to play historically accurate tunes. All recorded and played by award winning musicians.
  • More than 40 classical background music tracks.

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

With Fire & Sword is a brand new stand-alone expansion pack experience set in the war-torn lands of 17th Century Eastern Europe. Join the fight for freedom, domination, or riches as five battling nations vye for control over their destinies. Come experience great new additions and Mount & Blade’s award winning gameplay in an all new setting!

  • A storyline based on the cult novel from Nobel-prize winner author Henry Sienkiewicz.
  • A new century of warfare that brings pistols, muskets, grenades, and other advanced weaponry to the
  • Fully customizable armies; players can outfit their soldiers with each piece of weaponry &
  • Additional quest types. More political intrigue with colorful factions. More adventure in a new
  • New economic system, which includes village / town development, a banking system, & new trade options. Players will have the opportunity to loan money, keep money on deposit, and arrange caravans.
  • Multiple endings to sustain player’s interest and increase
  • Deeply researched historical component encompassing every aspect of the game’s
  • Ferocious new multiplayer action, bringing players the thrill of pitting old technology against the looming threat of firearms.

Mount & Blade: Warband

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia.

In a genre all its own, come experience the one and only medieval combat / kingdom building sandbox game. Mount and Blade Warband is a unique blend of intense strategic fighting, real time army command, and deep kingdom management.

  • Push your gaming skill to the max, in a multiplayer player experience wherein teamwork is paramount, timing is crucial, and skill is everything.
  • Massive 64 player battles in a multitude of modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Conquest, Battle, and Siege.
  • Best your foes with realistic physics based combat, that takes into account momentum, attack timing, and position.
  • Master the feeling of dozens of weapons and conquer all with true skill.
  • Seek adventure alone and get lost in addictive empire building bliss or equally satisfying banditry.
  • There are no limits in Calradia, your story and gameplay experiences are truly unique.
  • Be ambitious and claim the throne of Calradia, appoint vassals to manage lands, tax villagers, marry for power, fight for honor or cold expansionism.

Yitien

‚ÄčThe Yitien Alpha test will be live from 10:00 PM EDT on March 28th, to 10:00 PM EDT on April 5th.

In Yitien, players travel the world of Yuan Dynasty, China on a quest to master the secrets contained on two ancient kung-fu scrolls. The beauty of Yitien is its versatility. From traditional, turn-based RPG battles to a multi-player arena to a familiar game called Rock, Paper, Scissors, Yitien has it all.

Yitien features elements from many of your favorite browser and client games in addition to several unique new gaming mechanics:

Main Quests: Players can follow the main storyline as they travel through Yuan Dynasty China, defeat enemies and obtain items and equipment to increase their character’s strength.

The Grove of Valor: The Grove of Valor is a unique PK event held at 8:15 PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is divided into three divisions based on character level: Beginner (lvl. 30-49), Intermediate (lvl. 50-69) and Advanced (lvl. 70+). Only the 500 strongest players from each level division can fight in the Grove of Valor.

Upon entering, players will begin fighting one another. Winning a battle earns 2 points and losing earns 1 point. Each player has 20 lives. When a player has no lives left, (s)he will be automatically transported from the event. The event will last until only one player is left standing. That player will receive 20 points and a Hero Medal (Epic). When the event ends, the player with the most points will be declared the winner and will receive EXP, items and a special title commemorating his/her victory.

Kunlun Mts.: Every day at 7:30 PM, players can enter the Kunlun Mts. by talking to an NPC in the main city. Upon entering, all players will be dressed as Yetis and their names will display as “Yeti”. There will also be real Yetis roaming the mountains as well. Mounts, chat channels, pets, clothing, titles and character info will be hidden to ensure that it is impossible to distinguish Yetis from players.

There are 4 kinds of (real) Yetis in the Kunlun Mts.: Enraged Yeti (epic), Fierce Yeti (rare), Strong Yeti (uncommon) and Yeti (common). The different kinds of Yetis are of the same strength, but have different drop rates. Click on a “Yeti” to enter battle. Defeating a real Yeti will earn 1 point and give you a chance to obtain treasures, defeating a player will earn 3 points. Killing players will not win you any treasures.

Checkpoint: Checkpoint is like a mini-board game within Yitien itself. The objective of Checkpoint is fairly simple, reach the checkpoint. Players roll the dice and move their player the corresponding amount of spaces on the board. If two players land on the same space, they will battle one another. While moving around the board, players may also encounter mysterious warriors that challenge them to games of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Defeat them to earn rare Essence Orbs.

Yitien will be one of the first games of its kind with an entirely Chinese theme to be released in the Western market. Our hope (and expectation) is that Yitien will not only provide entertainment, but will bridge the ever-shrinking gap between the East and West.