Fable Legends announced for Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 20, 2013 2:45am PDT

Surprise! Lionhead is working on a new Fable game for Xbox One.

Fable Legends will have players return to Albion, 400 years before the events of the first Fable game on Xbox. Players will be able to choose to be a hero or villain in the always-on game, partnering up with three AI companions or playing online with up to three friends. As with other first-party games on the system, SmartGlass will play a role, as well.

As seen in the debut trailer, you'll be able to play as a swordsman, a magician that can slow down time, a barbarian, or an archer vis-a-vis a third-person shooter.

In addition, you'll be able to play as the villain. "Instead of controlling a single character, you command the many creatures, traps, and environmental challenges that the Heroes must struggle to overcome," Lionhead teased in the announcement.

This being a Microsoft first-party game, there's extensive SmartGlass functionality as well. Using a tablet or smartphone will let you track game progress as a hero, learn more about quests, and more. However, as a villain, you'll be able to use SmartGlass as a second screen in your battle against heroes that may be playing on the main screen.

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