Mount & Blade 2 revealed in first screenshots

The announcement of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord last September was curiously light on details but while we expected developer Taleworlds to dribble more out slowly, it instead went stone silent. On Friday, exactly one year later, it finally broke this to release a dozen screenshots. The game's still something of a mystery, though. The official website has also been updated with a description mentioning that the Empire is torn without an Emperor, and players will get to lead armies and manipulate factions and fight men but, well, what else would one expect from a Mount & Blade game? The screenshots confirm that it will also include swords, horses, and castles, so, well, good:

Fancy chairs: confirmed. Click for the rest of the screens.