E3 06: Fable 2 First Look

Microsoft teases us with the first trailer for Fable 2.

LOS ANGELES--Mere minutes after debuting at Microsoft's pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference, the Fable 2 teaser trailer has been released to the general public. The trailer starts with a tracking shot of a glowing wisp as it flies over a nearly photo-realistic forest. The camera follows as the wisp weaves between trees, passing some crumbled, ancient architecture, eventually finding a hooded woman standing in front of a huge tree who is holding one of those paper flower fortune-telling things from grade school in front of her, though instead of having the names of classmates you have a crush on, it is covered with some cryptic-looking symbols.

As she begins talking directly to the camera about how your story is waiting and how the world is changing, the background literally begins changing, first to an open field, then the ground goes from grass and dirt to brick, with stylized, medieval buildings eventually appearing around her. The camera then focuses in on the paper flower, and the symbols on the inside begin to glow as the camera zooms in. Dramatic orchestrated music begins to swell as the Lionhead Studios logo appears, followed by Peter Molyneux's name, and finally the logo for Fable 2.

The trailer then cuts back to the portentous, hooded lady, who continues playing with the paper flower while talking about the different paths you might take--mind, body, nobility, corruption. With the mention of each path, an ethereal torso appears above the paper flower, pantomiming the nature of each path, though when corruption is mentioned, everything becomes dark with foreboding red tones. A pair of heroes--a woman with a trumpet-barreled pistol and a man holding a lance and wearing a three-cornered hat--is then shown standing over a freshly slain beast with huge, jagged teeth, which ultimately concludes the trailer.

Based on the trailer, the characters seem to have a slightly different aesthetic, taking on a mildly colonial tone, with characters featuring less exaggerated dimensions than the original Fable. Of course, this is simply a teaser trailer, and it would be foolhardy to assume that this is representative of actual gameplay. Even if it is prerendered, the trailer definitely captures the excitement of Fable, and it's got us ready for more.

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NoseWeed619
NoseWeed619

Sounds intresting. Not enough to make any good predictions on, but o well.

goldog26
goldog26

I so can not wait for this game...the first game was a masterpiece...and truly showed what a master of his art Peter Molyneux is...the secound in the series is just going to further show what true next-gen gaming should be like...

Frags-o-Plenty
Frags-o-Plenty

What about the guns, lockefab? All they do is replace the crossbows.

lockefab
lockefab

i like this game but sure about the guns

Breelee81
Breelee81

i can't wait...Fable was pretty cool...that just means i will have to go out and get a 360...

drakersen
drakersen

fable was great it was a very easy game but very entertaining, i hope fable 2 comes soon to our hands

Bubbleboy187
Bubbleboy187

I can't wait I love the FABLE game it is one of my favorites I've played both normal and lost chapters I have been down every path the game has to offer now the medieval trend comes into play who cares if the teaser lies I guarantee it will be game of the year once again.

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ht894aee46qmj1

Really awsome trailer, im hoping the gameplay will look as good as the trailer is. i also hope that there will be a multiplayer campain mode like they have on halo, this would make the game even better than the original fable (which was amazing)

evezina007
evezina007

Really impressive the trailer, I hope the gameplay gonna look the same.

t-i-p
t-i-p

Oblivion and this are the reason I'll have to get a 360(and Wii of course) instead of PS3

Capt_Shavers
Capt_Shavers

Fable 2 looks awsome and in the trailer they also, at the end, make it look like theres a muktiplayer gamestyle to it aswell, coop?

Romarique
Romarique

i don't like teasers, now i can't wait..!! the big reason for me to buy a 360 is fable 2..

longntt106
longntt106

i love fable ! but have fable 2 for PC?

GhOsT-AC_06
GhOsT-AC_06

i CNT WAIT this time it looks like you get guns but i bet they take ages to reload lol

wesle
wesle

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jossco23
jossco23

i love fable its awesome i liked it so much i shelled out 20 more bucks to by the lost chapters just so i could get a pimp hat. fable 2 is gonna rock!!!

rebelyell11339
rebelyell11339

I can not wait until Fable 2 comes out. I loved the first one and thats what i got the xbox 360 for is because its promising some great rpg games. so keep it coming.

Master_cheif721
Master_cheif721

DUDE!! Cant wait. Fable was amazing cant wait to get this!

FinalDoom1991
FinalDoom1991

OMG that is sweet!! i loved fable 1. hopefully this one is even better.