Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord children is a new feature for the upcoming role-playing game detailed by Taleworlds in a news post on the game's Steam Community page.
The first Mount & Blade game attracted a cult following and Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is shaping up nicely with a wealth of new features to keep people playing for hours on end. The addition of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord children is one of these new features that was detailed by the game's developers.
The demonstration shows off the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord children feature with a female player character named Boudicca and an NPC Aserai warlord named Usair. While Boudicca was content to steal from caravans, she also managed to steal the heart of the brave warlord. Their union resulted in a child named Ruwa whose features result from combining the appearance of her two parents.
A blog post from earlier in the year had first detailed the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord children in a Q&A session. Players will have family members (nephews, siblings, and the like) alongside the capability of having some children of their own.
The game currently plans to make it possible for both players and NPCs to permanently die. Following this unfortunate happenstance, their lands and wealth would be inherited by whoever their legitimate successor may be. Time tends to move a bit faster as compared to previous games in the series; the current test version of the game has a year being equivalent to roughly 84 days.
Children will grow up over time (just as one might expect) and you'll be able to interact with them as they get older. Odds are, players will be able to ride with them into battle once they're old enough - though that particular feature hasn't been officially confirmed and is just speculation on my part.
The possibility of creating your own dynasty of blood family members to rule over Calradia is certainly tempting. Even so, history is rife with no shortage of close relatives who have been more than willing to fight their closest relatives for just a few more scraps of power. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord does not yet have a release date.
What do you think of the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord children feature? Are you looking forward to the possibility of going into battle with your kids? Let us know in the comments below!