Mount & Blade always seemed like one of those really awesome hidden gems that I just haven’t had the time to play, which is pretty unfortunate, because it looks to have an insane amount of depth. The With Fire and Sword
The characters and storyline are taken directly from Nobel-prize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz’s historical novel, With Fire and Sword, so the premise itself seems pretty interesting. The player is put in the midst of five different factions who are all major players vying for control of Europe.
Firearms such as pistols, muskets, rifles, have been added to the player’s aresenal as well as a new single-player campaign, 15 new mutliplayer maps and a mutliplayer mode called Captain Team Deathmatch and multiple endings for high replay value.
You can download the demo off Fileplanet and be sure to check out the launch trailer below.