Mount And Blade 2: Bannerlord Developer Diary - Executions, and How They Work

Reserved for the most treachorous of vassals, or also anybody that annoys you.
The latest developer diary for Bannerlord details executions within the game, and how they will work.
The latest developer diary for Bannerlord details executions within the game, and how they will work. TaleWorlds

TaleWorlds Entertainment has debuted another developer diary for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, this time featuring executions and a look into the revamped death system.

If you haven’t played the first Mount & Blade, then you should know that despite its somewhat aging graphics, it’s an amazing title to play for roleplaying reasons. Being the leader of a faction known for backstabbing lords is quite exhilarating, less so when everyone kind of groups up on you as a common threat.

TaleWorlds has announced a new mechanic to come into play with the release of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, adding another layer of intricacy and depth to the already amazingly detailed world of Calradia. Executions are confirmed, which, according to the developers, makes for a natural addition to the series. The period the game takes place in was quite known for its rather inventive and incredibly gruesome methods of execution, so to not include them would be quite a loss.

Executions on the outset are a great way of striking both fear into the hearts of your enemies as well as pleasing some of your allies. Plus, in a time where there were a lot of complicated problems ranging from shortages of supplies to disrespectful, unpleasant or just generally treacherous vassals, executions were the simplest and most straightforward solutions.

The way executions work in Bannerlord is quite simple. You can choose to execute anyone through your party screen, followed by a confirmation just to make sure that you yourself are certain of your actions. What follows is a nice little animation showing the execution. Of course, in the larger scale of things, this simple act can set the course for things you yourself cannot control, such as the reactions of everyone around you. The person you executed might’ve just been a treasonous lord that dealt behind your back, but a lord nonetheless; expect swift retribution from his vassals, unless of course they’re more loyal to you.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself on the end of one of these executions as well, seeing as what goes around eventually comes back around. I can’t wait to play a game of Bannerlord where I just execute everyone I imprison.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is set for release exclusively on the PC. A release date is still unknown.

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