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Mount & Blade: Warband Unveils New Free DLC & Introduces Over Seventy Achievements

Seek new acclaim and prove your love for Mount & Blade: Warband!

NEW YORK – August 26, 2010- Taleworlds Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today announced the release of a free new DLC for their action packed RPG, Mount & Blade: Warband. In addition to the free DLC, over 70 new achievements have been introduced. The combination of the new DLC and achievements adds even more value to the already expansive experience that is Mount & Blade: Warband.

Explore three new maps in the new DLC. Fight your way through a multi-level forest encampment and experience conquest mode likes never before in the Forest Hideout or take on new thrills in siege warfare by sending players to the desert to take or defend Jamait Castle. If you think you have what it takes to stand out in dual mode, prove it in The Arena; this large coliseum is the perfect place to handle disputes the old fashioned way. The DLC is available for all gamers who have purchased Mount & Blade: Warband.

Check out the DLC trailer featuring all new content here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbupqDZS1Bk

Amass a collection of amazing achievements, like “Mace in yer face!” and “Shish Kebab” that prove your fortitude and prowess on the multi-player battlefield. Seek new acclaim in single player mode with glorious achievements like “help help I’m being repressed,” “Old dirty scoundrel,” “Mind on the Money,” and much more! Finally, prove your love for Mount & Blade: Warband by earning elite combination achievements rewarded from deeds in single and multi-player modes. The achievements are exclusive to Steam users.

For more information, please visit www.mountandbladewarband.com and join the Mount & Blade community on www.facebook.com/mountandblade and follow the game on www.twitter.com/mount_and_blade 

About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.

Taleworlds Entertainment
Taleworlds Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Ankara, Turkey. The studios first game was Mount & Blade, a PC game that blended action/RPG/strategy elemets to create a unique style of gameplay. Set in a realistic medieval world, Mount & Blade received acclaim from critics and players alike for its immersive sword-fighting system, mounted combat and innovative game mechanics. The studio is currently working on Mount & Blade: Warband which will bring many long-awaited features including multiplayer support into the series.