Mount and Blade expansion has MUSKETS and STORYLINE

mount and blade - Musket

In possibly the most exciting news of the conference so far, Paradox Interactive have announced that their new expansion for Mount and Blade - 'With Fire and Sword' - will be set in 1653 and feature muskets, plus an actual storyline to follow in singleplayer.

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As a mercenary leader, you'll either be able to make alliances or go lone-wolf. Enhanced siege mechanics bring a new level of gameplay, with the ability to bribe a guard to open the door, use gunpowder, or even poison the food supply during sieges.

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