Update (Tue 23rd Aug, 2022): The official trailer has now arrived for Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord ahead of its Xbox release this October 25th, along with the news that pre-orders will be available beginning today.

Here's what TaleWorlds Entertainment had to say about the announcement:

"Developed as a multi-platform game since day one, the console version of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will have the same gameplay features as the PC version. The game will be available for Pre-Order on Playstation and Xbox Stores today (August 23rd, 4PM UTC) as well as major retailers."

"The currently available PC Early Access, will also move on to full release, along with the console launch at the same date. But do not fret - While this marks an important milestone for the game, it is not the end of the road for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, which will keep receiving updates in the months to come."

Original story (Tue 21st Jun, 2022): Strategy RPG Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord arrived on PC in early access a few years ago now, and in the time since, has garnered a handsome amount of positive reviews on Steam. Finally, after more than two years in its preview program, the sequel to Mount & Blade - Warband is coming to Xbox on October 25th.

Bannerlord is based in medieval times, as you set out on your quest for power, ultimately. The strategy RPG features huge combat scenarios across wide open battlefields, with castle sieges also a huge part of the experience. Here's a bit more on Mount & Blade 2, directly from the developer:

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the eagerly awaited sequel to the acclaimed medieval combat simulator and role-playing game Mount & Blade: Warband. Set 200 years before, it expands both the detailed fighting system and the world of Calradia. Bombard mountain fastnesses with siege engines, establish secret criminal empires in the back alleys of cities, or charge into the thick of chaotic battles in your quest for power.

Bannlerlord's Xbox arrival coming more than two years after the PC release shouldn't be too much of a surprise. The previous game, Warband, took six years to head to consoles after its initial PC debut way back in 2010.

Are you looking forward to finally going hands on with Mount & Blade II? Let us know below!

[source xboxachievements.com]