Magicka: Wizard Wars Alpha Free for Mount & Blade Owners
They made it official today with a post on the Paradox forum, noting that as of midnight, Mount & Blade is now completely in Taleworlds’ hands.
“It’s been five and a half years since Mount and Blade was released, five and a half years of sieges, tournaments and pitched open-field battles, and of course, the odd expansion or two!” Paradox stated. “We feel honored to have fought beside you and at our final parting of ways would bid our farewells with a gift which has automatically been added to your Steam library.”
By “your” Paradox means all of us. That is, if you own a Mount & Blade game on Steam. If so, Paradox has added the Magicka: Wizard Wars early access alpha to your collection and you’re now welcome to dive into the spell-casting battle.
I asked Paradox why they won’t be publishing Bannerlords, and while they declined to go into any details, they simply said the publishing agreement between the two parties had expired.