Fable 3

XB360, PC / Action RPG / Release: Oct 26, 2010 / ESRB: U

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Fable 3 Pre-Order Bonus Allows Players to Make an NPC Villager [Updated]

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[Update: 11:30am] The "Villager Maker" application is now available on Xbox.com/Fable3. According to Microsoft, the special NPC will lead your Fable 3 hero (or villain) on a "thrilling new quest" and a "1,000 gold fortune." But your unique NPC's presence doesn't end there, according to Microsoft, as the character will "continue to interact with you on your journey to become ruler of Albion."Participating retailers include: Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop and Newegg.

[Original Story] During the latest episode of his weekly podcast, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb revealed a pre-order bonus token for Fable 3 will allow players to create a special non-playable character that will live within their own copy of the upcoming Lionhead-developed title. Read more »

"I'm looking forward to Fable 3 on the PC, but I'm still kinda irked that Fable 2 hasn't, nor ..."
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Peter Molyneux on Streamlining Fable 3

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Lionhead Studios' dream for Fable III is "to create a world that both core and casual gamers can play in," Microsoft's Peter Molyneux explained at Develop 2010, joking that "what this dream really means is that we want to sell loads more."

"Fable III must be more like an action-adventure than an RPG," Molyneux asserted, with combat that's "simple, because we have made people feel stupid for too long," yet, "very, very deep, because gamers want to feel great too." Read more »

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Fable 3 Getting Episodic Release Post-Launch

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Fable III will be re-released in downloadable "chapters" "soon" after hitting retail, Lionhead Studios head honcho Peter Molyneux has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz.

"Soon after the retail launch we're doing episodic," Molyneux revealed. "We break it down in chapters. We give away the first chapter entirely free, the first hour. When you reach a certain point in the game it says 'thank you for playing the pilot of Fable 3, do you want to spend an extra 2-5 or whatever dollars to buy the next episode, or buy the whole lot?' Press 'yes' and you will immediately continue playing." Read more »

"This is a smart move. Many people who enjoy the demo would probably then purchase the whole ..."
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Fable 3 E3 2010 Preview

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Peter Molyneux doesn't feel that anybody remembers the story in Fable II. This time around, with Fable III, the designer wants a "memorable story". Players will take the role of the son or daughter of the protagonist from Fable II. The player's brother, Logan, has ascended to power and is king of Albion, but he rules with an iron first. The first half of the game is spent forming a revolution and overthrowing your brother, while the second half is what happens after you become king.

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"Is Fable 2 coming to PC? It makes no sense to buy Fable 3 if I can't play Fable 2(no I cannot ..."
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Fable III Trailer - It's a Revolution!

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The King of Albion is dead, and he's left the great kingdom to one of his sons. The other son? Consigned to a life of destitution, and perchance, revolution.

The new trailer for Fable III from Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios, showcasing a bunch of swordplay and sorcery, teases the story. Those looking for some more info about the game's optional Kinect functionality will need to do so elsewhere. Read more »

"Fable 2 was worth playing despite a laundry list of flaws - all I'm hoping for is that the dev ..."
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Fable 3 Coming in October

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Lionhead's RPG sequel Fable 3 will be released on October 26, Microsoft has revealed with a new trailer during its E3 2010 press conference.

Fable 3 will be released on PC as well as Xbox 360, Microsoft recently revealed, though the $80 Collector's Edition will only be available for Microsoft's console.

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"Is this open world already, or still a kiddy RPG where wearing evil armor makes your character ..."
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Fable 3 Confirmed for PC, Collector's Edition Unveiled

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Lionhead's RPG Fable III will also be released for PC, publisher Microsoft confirmed today after accidentally revealing the fact with a blurb on the Xbox 360 box art last week.

The PC version will be available alongside the Xbox 360 edition this holiday season, costing $49.99. As well as hitting retail, Fable III PC will be available for download exclusively from Microsoft's Games for Windows Live 'Games on Demand' service. Read more »

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Fable 3 PC Release Suggested By Box Art

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Lionhead Studios' 'Xbox 360 exclusive' RPG Fable 3 may well also be released on PC too, if a tag spotted on the box art by the keen eyes of Joystiq are any indication.

"Only on Xbox 360 & Windows," states the box art which has since been removed from the press resource site Microsoft released it through. Earlier placeholder box art said simply "Only on Xbox 360," indicating that either publisher Microsoft has accidentally revealed a PC edition too early or the newer box art was incorrect. Read more »

"Seems strange to skip 2 and release 3 on PC instead. That said, I would never buy anything ..."
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Fable 3 Dev Diary Shows Off John Cleese

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"One of the things about Fable is the humour. People have said 'Ah it's a British humour; it's a bit like Monty Python,'" says segue-master Peter Molyneux in a new Fable III developer diary, barely containing his mirth, "so we went out there and we got the most iconic Monty Python character ever--John Cleese is one of the major players in Fable III."

While Cleese's role as the hero's butler Jasper was already known, the diary entry shows us the gent himself and brings new looks at interface development as well as the importance of politics and promises as players plot to overthrow the cruel monarchy. Read more »

"if its open world, then I'm in else they can keep it. A full open world, without 'pathways' and ..."
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Fable 3 Screenshots Celebrate GDC 2010

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With this year's Game Developers Conference in full swing, Microsoft has issued forth several new screenshots from Lionhead's upcoming action-RPG sequel Fable 3.

In addition, several new details on the game were revealed during creator Peter Molyneux's GDC presentation, including word that players can marry their online co-op partners and the revelation that Monty Python's John Cleese is voicing the butler. Read more »

"Pete Molyneux and Lionhead need to convince Microsoft to bring Fable 2: GOTY Edition to the PC ..."
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Fable 3 Dev Diary Talks Roleplaying, Blood-Dripping Swords and Touching Your Girlfriend

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Hot on the heels of the first Fable 3 screenshots comes the first developer diary for Lionhead's RPG sequel, covering everything from tech and toolset improvements to how your character's alignment is reflected in their weapons and giant sprouting wings.

Threatening to get people "super pissed off," Fable 3 removes the RPG mechanic of gaining experience to level up as part of a process which franchise head Louise Murray explains is "not getting rid of every element of an RPG but certainly making it something that people who aren't interested in that side of things will still enjoy." Read more »

"So what happens when you are trying to court a woman and your kid comes and stands in front of ..."
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First Fable 3 Screenshots Go All 'New Romantic'

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Fable 3 developer Lionhead Studios has released the first screenshots of its Xbox 360-exclusive RPG sequel, showing an average day in the life of a not-so-heroic hero.

Tossing one's daughter gaily in the air, dragging beggars along, touring factories, dispatching dastardly ne'er-do-wells and walking your faithful dog are among the activities displayed, in this case enjoyed by a red-eyed Adam and the Ants fan. Read more »

"How does Molyneux keep making each subsequent Fable less interesting than the last? These ..."
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New Fable 3 Info Will 'Really Upset People,' Says Creator Peter Molyneux

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Lionhead Studios head Peter Molyneux has made another one of his famous bold claims, teasing that an upcoming revelation about Fable III will "really upset people."

The tease emerged as part of a Gamereactor International video, with Molyneux stating:

We're making a big announcement about Fable III in the next couple of weeks [at X10]...I hope I haven't spoiled some horrible PR surprise. Gulp. We'll be making some announcements about Fable III and there's some, wow, there's some very, very big things happening in Fable. Bigger than you think, and it's going to really upset people. I'm really scared when I go out and tell people what it is, they're going to get super pissed off. They really are. But it's the right thing to do, man. I'm sure it's the right thing.
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Lionhead Planning Microtransaction Store for Fable 3

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In addition to announcing Natal support for Fable 3 during his BAFTA talk yesterday, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux also mentioned plans to bring a microtransaction store to Fable 3.

Molyneux said that smaller items such as swords will be sold for around 1 euro at the store, while noting that land masses on the order of Knothole Island will obviously be pricier, according to That VideoGame Blog Read more »

"Well this might be the stopping point for Fable and Molyneux for me."
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Fable 3 to Support Microsoft's Natal Peripheral

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Peter Molyneux, creator of the Fable series and the Milo demo for Microsoft's motion-sensing Natal peripheral, today announced that Fable 3 will support Natal in some way.

The news comes from a BAFTA lecture Molyneux presented today, which was picked up by Gamesbrief's Nicholas Lovell and VG247. Read more »

"Natal... Don't ruin my favorite games by making me stand up to play them. I'm ready to cry."
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