Paradox Interactive and Taleworlds Entertainment today announced the next DLC for popular action RPG Mount & Blade Warband, Napoleonic Wars. Taking players back to the final years of Napoleon's conquest, this multiplayer expansions is definitely quite a large addition.
With the previous release of Fire & Sword to the Mount & Blade series, it's interesting to see Warband being updated with weapons when the reception wasn't so welcoming. Though it definitely isn't just guns that this new DLC is adding, with support of up to 250 players in multiplayer which is going to be quite chaotic.
Developed by Flying Squirrel Entertainment and Taleworlds Entertainment, Napoleonic Wars will support multiplayer battles of up to 250 soldiers and enables players the chance to create a character from 220 unique units available, all hailing from five different European nations. Fight battles with your tried and true sabre or utilize newly introduced artillery pieces such as cannons and rockets in this historically accurate and immersive 19th century experience like no other.
Accurate early 19th century weapons, uniforms and environments
Massive multiplayer battles with up to 250 players
5 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 a variety of missiles such as canister, explosive shells and even rockets - all fully controllable by players
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
Lead squads of soldiers against each other in the new commander battle mode
More than 40 classical background music tracks
No pricing has been announced yet, but players can expect the Napoleonic DLC to be available later this year.
Check out the trailer below which shows off some of the features including the huge multiplayer battles. You can also check out our game where we have a grand set of screenshots featuring the very patriotic 19th Century.