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Fable 3 announced

Fable 3 announced

Fable 3 was unveiled at Microsoft's opening press conference at GamesCom in Cologne.

GamesCom 2009: Microsoft Game Studios boss Peter Molyneux took to the stage on the first day of GamesCom in Cologne to make an announcement and, while it wasn’t exactly as massive as Sony’s reveal of the PS3 Slim, the unveiling of Fable 3 was still pretty big.

Set some years after the events of Fable 2, Fable 3 sees the realm of Albion being moved through into a more industrial age than any we’ve previously seen – though it isn’t the architecture which is the focus here. Instead, the word on everyone’s lips is ‘revolution’. Simply put, Fable 3 will be the story of your rise to power as a king or queen of Albion.

With great power comes great responsibility though, with Molyneux saying that there’ll be an even greater emphasis than ever before on following the consequences of your actions – both in terms of your political promises as you rise to power, then your regal decrees once you’ve claimed the throne.

A few new features were mentioned for the game too, including a new Judgement feature that’ll let you make demands and laws for your people on a case-by-case basis. The other main feature is the new Touch system, which will replace the Expression mechanic and allow you to naturally upgrade in-game relationships, moving from handshake to hug and onwards.

But there’ll be no cupping,” said a rather stern Molyneux before the rumours could start.

Judging from the overall tone of Molyneux’s speech it seemed like the main lesson the team is trying to impart with the game is how power naturally corrupts those who have it and how all leaders are bound by their humanity. Throughout Fable 3 you’ll have to balance personal and political commitments.

Interested in Fable 3? Let us know in the forums.

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Ola.l 19th August 2009, 19:27 Quote
There was queen and king, titles in Fable 2, and most of Peter Molyneux promises and self made hype about additions to the game, proved void once the game was released. And the DLC's were so sub par I'd lie if I said that I am excited about the prospect of another Fable.
Though he later said that Fable 2 was made to be for casuals.. That being said I've played through the game at least 5 times by now and I am thinking on giving it another go soon ;)
interzen 19th August 2009, 20:14 Quote
I loved the original Fable, and I also love Fable 2, but as far as anything that Molyneux says I work on the principle of "I'll believe it when I see it. Not before"
SpeedLegion 19th August 2009, 22:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by interzen
I loved the original Fable, and I also love Fable 2, but as far as anything that Molyneux says I work on the principle of "I'll believe it when I see it. Not before"

+1 to everything said :)
Cobalt 20th August 2009, 00:56 Quote
He makes good games but he needs to work on his marketing. I think the Fable games got marked down a lot just due to disappointment rather than looking at the game as a whole.
azrael- 20th August 2009, 09:18 Quote
"But there'll be no cupping."

No heavy petting either? Boooooooring. :)
Abhorsen 20th August 2009, 11:35 Quote
Having never played any of the Fable series this has kind aignited my interest. I've just had a gander at the previous ones and would people recommend going all the way back to the first?

I was going to get Fable II for the 360 but seen as how nice the graphics are i'll wait for a week or two until my new hd tv arrives. Would people say Fable the original would be worth the time?
Dreaming 20th August 2009, 12:20 Quote
I wondered why on Lionhead's website they had that 'leader or follower' thing, it makes sense now!!!

Lets hope they make it for PC as well as xbox 360 this time.
Dreaming 20th August 2009, 12:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abhorsen
Having never played any of the Fable series this has kind aignited my interest. I've just had a gander at the previous ones and would people recommend going all the way back to the first?

I was going to get Fable II for the 360 but seen as how nice the graphics are i'll wait for a week or two until my new hd tv arrives. Would people say Fable the original would be worth the time?

I'd say it's worth a play sure, you can fable and the lost chapters for the PC as well which might be more convenient.
Abhorsen 20th August 2009, 12:24 Quote
Yeah i was going to go for that for pc.
Whalemeister 20th August 2009, 12:33 Quote
Fable 2 was one of the main reasons I bought an xbox, dan't wait for this one to come out!
Dreaming 20th August 2009, 12:35 Quote
They've updated their webpage: www.lionhead.com
interzen 21st August 2009, 09:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreaming
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abhorsen
Having never played any of the Fable series this has kind aignited my interest. I've just had a gander at the previous ones and would people recommend going all the way back to the first?

I was going to get Fable II for the 360 but seen as how nice the graphics are i'll wait for a week or two until my new hd tv arrives. Would people say Fable the original would be worth the time?

I'd say it's worth a play sure, you can fable and the lost chapters for the PC as well which might be more convenient.

Just go straight for 'The Lost Chapters' ... all of the original game plus the bits that were cut because PM let his mouth override his brain. You can download the original Fable for the 360 as part of the Xbox Classics range, but unfortunately it's not the 'Lost Chapters' version :(

Also nice to see that I'm not the only one who bought a 360 just to play Fable II :D
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