Mount and Blade v.751 is out! This update focuses mainly on sound and detail - a major graphics overhaul, adding better texture to faces, much better movement to horses, and some really cool looking towns.
Speaking is now in - soldiers yell as they attack, and bandits threaten you when confronted. Your men - if you have any left at the end of the battle - cheer and shout "Victory!"
Horses are now much more "lifelike," and will spook and run crazily around the battlefield without a rider, instead of just standing around like before. Their galloping and neighing sounds are all new, and you can hear that plate barding go "ka-chink" when you're at top speed. It's a solid update, and a must for those of you interested in this game. It's still in house, an independent project without a big developer, and still only $14 for the full verson.
And no, I'm not getting paid for this.