Fable 3 PC demo due on launch day

A demo for the PC edition of Lionhead's RPG will launch alongside the full game on May 17, Microsoft has revealed.


A demo for the PC edition of Lionhead's Brit-tastic RPG Fable III is slated to launch alongside the full game on May 17, Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb revealed in the latest Xbox Live Marketplace schedule. Tally ho!

This news is another indication that publisher Microsoft is committed to the PC edition. Over the past few years it's repeatedly vowed to better support PC gaming but failed to deliver anything spectacular. Hopefully Microsoft really means it this time, starting with Fable III.

Fable 3 PC boasts a hardcore mode, new content, keyboard and mouse controls, 3D support, and other fancy features, all detailed in a video developer diary last month. As well as being sold digitally through Microsoft's own Games for Windows Marketplace, it'll also be available through competitor Valve's infinitely-more-popular Steam.

Pre-ordering Fable III from Steam will net you four extra weapons and five bonus tattoo sets, while Games for Windows offers a free copy of Fable: The Lost Chapters--an expanded version of the first game. You'll have to imagine what happens between that and Fable 3, though, as Fable 2 has never been released for PC.

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    May 11, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Fable 3 PC demo due on launch day.

    A demo for the PC edition of Lionhead's RPG will launch alongside the full game on May 17, Microsoft has announced.

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      May 11, 2011 6:18 AM

      Cool stuff. Wanted to check this game out!

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      May 11, 2011 6:40 AM

      Ive never played these games but have always wanted to, is it worth starting out on Fable 1 then 3? (PC gamer here so Fable 2 isn't an option)

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        May 11, 2011 6:44 AM

        ha was about to say, not much point without the ability to play 2. A very odd move from lion head that, sorry did i say odd? I meant BAD

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        May 11, 2011 7:06 AM

        Fable 1 PC is decent. I enjoyed 1+2 but thought Fable 3 was boring and I only finished it because I had already committed about time to it (and I was stupid and bought the special edition).

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      May 11, 2011 6:45 AM

      I was really annoyed that they never ported Fable 2 to PC. I didn't read much of the overblown hype for the original, so I actually enjoyed it. Still, from what I understand of Fable 3, we're going to miss out on have the main character being descended from our F2 char or something like that.

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      May 11, 2011 6:48 AM

      It does look stupid and lame... but at least we'll finally be able to try it and see if we don't cringe and run away in fear.

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      May 11, 2011 7:11 AM

      I got barely 2 hours in before I shelved it and then sold it. It sucks. And I loved fable 1 & 2.

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        May 11, 2011 12:00 PM

        yeah, i loved fable 2, but this game may possibly be one of the worst games i ever played IMO. I tried to enjoy it, but after two hours i couldn't take it anymore.

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      May 11, 2011 12:35 PM

      "Update: I’ve been informed that a Fable III PC demo is no longer scheduled. "

      Apparently Major Nelson didn't know what he was talking about.

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        May 11, 2011 1:30 PM

        If I knew what I was saying I wouldn't say it.

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        May 11, 2011 3:21 PM

        Microsoft has no idea what they are doing.

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