Fable 3 rises to power on PC May 17; 'Traitor's Keep' DLC coming to Xbox 360 on March 1

Grab your wizard hat and robe, ladies and gentlemen, because Fable 3 has a release date for the PC. Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb...

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Grab your wizard hat and robe, ladies and gentlemen, because Fable 3 has a release date for the PC.

Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb revealed that the PC version of the Lionhead-developed role-playing game will launch on May 17.

Included in the PC version is support for NVIDIA's 3D Vision--though the game's 3D rating was not revealed--as well as an exclusive "hardcore mode." As you may have guessed, the new mode offers players a higher level of difficulty.

The blog post also revealed that a new set of downloadable content will arrive for the Xbox 360 version of the RPG. "Traitor's Keep" launches on March 1 for 560MS Points ($7), and adds three new levels: Ravenscar Keep, Clockwork Island, and the Godwin Estate. The DLC includes new quests, characters, and 250 GamerScore points.

We've also added a bundle of new screens for Traitor's Keep, so take a look if you're interesting in continuing your adventure.

From The Chatty
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      February 24, 2011 2:03 PM

      The Godwin Estate? I'll be highly disappointed if it doesn't include a Nazi joke somewhere.

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      February 24, 2011 2:05 PM

      It's about time. Jesus.

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      February 24, 2011 2:06 PM

      I wonder if this'll be on steam....
      lol

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        February 24, 2011 2:07 PM

        I was going to add that joke in the post. I feared the worst if I did.

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          February 24, 2011 2:11 PM

          Yeah, you totally would have. That's why I did, hahahah.

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        February 24, 2011 2:07 PM

        does that mean it wont? :(

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          February 24, 2011 2:11 PM

          It'll be a games for windows live game. Nothing wrong with that in this case. They've improved it a lot (logging into your profile still SUCKS. Everything else is fine)

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        February 24, 2011 2:08 PM

        I wish!

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        February 24, 2011 3:00 PM

        That would be like bundling Netscape in Windows 98, or Firefox in Windows 7. DOGFOOD FOREVAR!!

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      February 24, 2011 2:07 PM

      I played the first one on PC and liked it. Was Fable 3 good?

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        February 24, 2011 2:10 PM

        Each of the Fable games takes 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. 3 is a lot like 2 but they simplified the combat even more and removed a lot of the NPC interaction stuff, but added some nice stuff like the property management map.

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      February 24, 2011 2:08 PM

      Any graphical upgrades? The 3D vision does not count.

      DX10 or 11, high res textures etc, I need to know?

      Probably no to all hey :(

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      February 24, 2011 2:08 PM

      this is odd what about Fable 2?

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      February 24, 2011 2:08 PM

      I enjoyed the first two but everyone seemed kinda down on the third, so I never got around to picking it up.

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      February 24, 2011 2:10 PM

      Hmm I might actually be interested if the hardcore mode is any good.

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      February 24, 2011 2:12 PM

      Too late to be interested.

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      February 24, 2011 2:16 PM

      I LOVED Fable 2, although everyone i've talked to says Fable 3 is meh, and that special something is missing. Is this true?

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        February 24, 2011 2:25 PM

        Someone please answer this man

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        February 24, 2011 2:30 PM

        Yes. I enjoyed playing Fable/Fable 2 (Fable 2 was the ONLY console game for which I purchased DLC). Fable 3 was just awful.

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        February 24, 2011 2:32 PM

        Yeah pretty much. 2 was the best. 3 is just ok.

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          February 24, 2011 2:51 PM

          If I haven't played 2, will I enjoy 3 more than you did?

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        February 24, 2011 2:34 PM

        I enjoyed both Fable 1 and Fable 2 and while Fable 3 is technically very similar to 2 I really didn't find myself enjoying it that much. I plan to sell it or trade it at some point.

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        February 24, 2011 2:46 PM

        Fable 3 was amazing in one way. They somehow managed to take the work they did on Fable 2 and retroactively half-ass it.

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        February 24, 2011 2:50 PM

        Looks like I'll pass on it until it's in a bargain bin then. Thanks for the replies guys!

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        February 24, 2011 3:58 PM

        I liked 2 better. F3 looks nice and it's easier to manage property, but deterioration mechanic is lame. I guess all that gold needs to be spent somewhere.

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        February 24, 2011 4:07 PM

        Very much so, things are just kind of, broken. Character morphs are all but gone, your dog is now a useless annoyance, character interaction is annoying and unfun, combat is better in some ways but worse than others and when you get to be "king" the game just turns to suck.

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        February 24, 2011 4:15 PM

        Yeah we were pretty disappointed. The 2nd one was way better.

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        February 24, 2011 4:21 PM

        I loved Fable 2, and I liked Fable 3 but it felt like they changed certain things just for the sake of changing them, rather than advancing it. Still a wonderful world to play in though.

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        February 24, 2011 4:34 PM

        Fable 3 was my biggest gaming disappointing in the past few years.

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      February 24, 2011 2:21 PM

      That's good, although I'll probably wait for the bargain bin.

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      February 24, 2011 2:26 PM

      This falls into the "why bother" catagory.

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      February 24, 2011 2:28 PM

      I've played Fable3 on my XBox360... Once. After that, I sold the game to some retard and tried to think of it as a "bad dream". Don't care if (and when) it will come to PC, even if it will be with higher-res textures and fixed performance/graphics issues.

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      February 24, 2011 2:32 PM

      Oh boy, now I can enjoy those revolutionary social interaction features. (Farting in somebodies face for 20 seconds).

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      February 24, 2011 3:55 PM

      With Dragon Age 2, Witcher 2 and Skyrim coming out this year, Fable 3 will so utterly bomb on PC it's not even funny... oh wait, it actually is; fucking hilarious!

      And so is the new layout btw. Another blog gone down the drain. Oh well, at least there's still RPS...

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        February 24, 2011 4:04 PM

        And microsoft will point to the failure of Fable 3 for the pc as a reason why they don't port their better games.

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          February 25, 2011 2:10 AM

          Microsoft only has their self to blame if fails. If they had released the PC port at the same time as the 360 version when interest was still high for the game it probably would do better.

          The continual delays and platform exclusive DLC is what is going to hurt ports like this.

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            February 25, 2011 5:02 AM

            After keeping Fable 2 exclusive to XBox, now they are throwing a bone to PC gamers and hoping that its enough to reconcile. So stupid.

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      February 24, 2011 4:05 PM

      Its about time.

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      February 24, 2011 4:14 PM

      I'm still waiting on Fable 2 PC, Microsoft and Lionhead.
      Glad to see Fable 3 PC is coming...but why are you releasing it the day of Witcher 2? :-x

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      February 24, 2011 4:15 PM

      Its about time!
      Man i was so excited to finaly play this game only te be disapointed that it didn't come out at the same time as the 360 version.
      Hope they won't try to charge us 60$ for it.

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      February 24, 2011 6:17 PM

      i guess since ive never played 2 this will be worth picking up, after it hits the bargain bin

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      February 24, 2011 6:27 PM

      I didn't think fable 3 was BAD, necessarily. I thought that it was a little ... constrained. I wish they'd just go the full retard with the open world idea, rather than the semi-open world feeling.

      I enjoyed the idea of the vault quite a bit in Fable 3, and I also enjoyed the rise to power part of the plot ... but without spoiling it too much, the "rise to power" part of the game is really only the first half of the game, and the second half isn't nearly as compelling (unfortunately).

      Still, it's eye pleasing, and it's fun. Worth a bargain purchase for sure.

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