Fable 2 unfolding this holiday

Microsoft narrows release window for Peter Molyneux's highly anticipated Xbox 360 role-playing game.

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At this year's Game Developers Conference Lionhead's founder Peter Molyneux teased attendees by asking his publicist, "Can we reveal the date? No? Sorry, we can't." According to posts on the official Fable 2 forums, Molyneux implied an autumn release by saying that the game would arrive "when the leaves turn brown."

However, today Microsoft offered a more concrete release window for Fable 2, albeit not one as solid as for the long-delayed Too Human. The company announced that the game would ship "this holiday," suggesting a pre-Christmas launch window.

The first Fable game was released on the original Xbox in 2004, and gamers took on the role of a young boy whose village was destroyed and parents murdered by bandits. The game gave players the option to choose between good and evil actions whilst building the boy's character. After being ported to the PC and Macintosh in 2005 alongside its Lost Chapters expansion on Xbox, Fable was also available last year as an Xbox Original download from Xbox Live.

Fable 2 is the sequel, and promises a gameplay world which will be 10 times the size of the original, a faithful companion in the form of a dog, and more difficulty in making moral choices. Players will be able to be a male or female character this time, and can marry and have children within the gameworld, along with buying any building within it. The game will also have interactivity with several Xbox Live Arcade games, which will allow players to earn money they can spend in Fable 2 proper.

Discussion

175 comments
tolson72
tolson72

WHEN IS FABLE2 COMMING TO PC???????????

Revliv
Revliv

Finally come ! My wish is better, more fun, and doesn't need so high hardware. And also can beat Oblivion.

orcsblade
orcsblade

do i have to wait, i want it now!!!!!!!!!!!

beno121
beno121

fable 2 is going to be amazing

Polirick
Polirick

"You're right. You know what...here, let me throw out my computer and gaming consoles, shut myself in, and contemplate on how **** the world is. Nah, nevermind. The world's always been falling apart, it's just that the Information Age has given us the means to notice it. I think I'll retain my interest in a game that's coming out and not feel the need to bring the crappy state of the world into the matter of me reading an article." Well said...

CTBradums
CTBradums

"This sounds cliche, but the world is literally falling apart around you and you are focusing on a video game coming out this fall." You're right. You know what...here, let me throw out my computer and gaming consoles, shut myself in, and contemplate on how **** the world is. Nah, nevermind. The world's always been falling apart, it's just that the Information Age has given us the means to notice it. I think I'll retain my interest in a game that's coming out and not feel the need to bring the crappy state of the world into the matter of me reading an article.

DDR_Midian
DDR_Midian

"Really, what else is coming out between now and then? Us 360 owners really don't have anything to look forward to till the fall." Ninja Gaiden 2, GRID and Alone in the Dark for me. Three awesome game releases before fall isn't too bad.

Disciple_Gamer
Disciple_Gamer

as long as using magic does not age me to quick. i hated that feature

darkride66
darkride66

ADiscoBiscuit said "This sounds cliche, but the world is literally falling apart around you and you are focusing on a video game coming out this fall." Really, what else is coming out between now and then? Us 360 owners really don't have anything to look forward to till the fall.

Dhani-X
Dhani-X

The suspense is killing me!

ADiscoBiscuit
ADiscoBiscuit

This sounds cliche, but the world is literally falling apart around you and you are focusing on a video game coming out this fall.

PhoenixWT
PhoenixWT

Wooo!! I can't wait for Fable2.

jellyjamsixpack
jellyjamsixpack

I CAN'T FREAKEN WAIT FOR THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this game for ever!!!!!!!!!

bladez89
bladez89

Can't wait for the PC version of Fable 2! Great game!

sidious
sidious

sinx1971 : I don't know for certain that there will be a special edition, but I would count on it. Look at MSG last few major first party releases: Gears of War, Halo 3, Perfect Dark Zero, and the like all had Special Editions. And the trend goes beyond First Party games... many major releases on 360 have had some form of Special Editions from Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Bioshock, Splinter Cell, Elder Scrolls IV, Grand Theft Auto IV, Prey, Assassin's Creed and many others.... so with Fable 2 being such a major release for MS, I would count on there being a Limited or Special Edition. Wouldn't be suprised if the same goes for Too Human too. And you know Gears of War 2 will have some form of premium package. In fact, to add to this, when I preordered my copy of Fable 2 at Game Crazy, they asked me if I wanted the regular or Special Edition. I asked if they knew what came with the Special Editon and they said it actually hasn't been officially announced yet, but all signs were pointing to it happening. lol.

riotmaster1
riotmaster1

it goes without saying that this game is at the top of my (very long) wish-list

lucky326
lucky326

Yeah, this holiday looks like I'm going to playing on Fable2,Resistence 2 and Gears 2 looking fantastic.

DoomCrumpet
DoomCrumpet

I don't care how long it takes them, as long as it's good as Mr.Molyneux says it is. Unlike the original Fable.

Aurora268
Aurora268

my god this is amazin. i have fable and completed it like 4 times lols. it is a game to b played ppl!!! but fable 2 OMG ive been follwin the news of this game for nearly a yr now and its so close to the realease date im soo excited!! WOO! for fable

comfnumb82
comfnumb82

i am so effing excited about this. my only hope is that it's not as criminaly short as the first

BTHR_Zero_X
BTHR_Zero_X

two things 1: any news on a PC release 2: this is going to be one of the Biggest released RPGS of this year and next year

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

When its done sir! I want perfection!

02sfraser
02sfraser

im actually buying a 360 for this game. thats who much i want it

JFRocker
JFRocker

When dealing with Lionhead, you have to take everything with a grain of salt. They have big ideas, but then often struggle to implement them. I'm sure the game will be good, but I doubt it will be revolutionary.

slickr
slickr

When is the PC version coming out?

CharlieFubar
CharlieFubar

Duh... "this holiday" always means next xmas... so usually november

darkride66
darkride66

09231991"Ok, I just have to say something. Why is it that every time really good news shows up for the 360 like this that PS3 fanboys have to start comparing stuff?" Actually, if you go back and read these threads you'll see that Sony people didn't say anything. The talk was about the 360's lineup and suddenly people where yelling at Sony fanboys that never existed, never even posted, and they started to bash the Sony lineup. It wasn't until MS people drug Sony's lineup into this that the thread became another console war post. If you start an unprovoked verbal attack on someone's console of choice, of course they're going to be a bit defensive.

mattthebrown
mattthebrown

what does "this holiday" mean. im english ad im about 2 start my summer holiday now. does it mean summer or octobre or wat.

blindsided82
blindsided82

They didn't say in what way it was 10 times larger. It could be 10 times larger just in the places you can and can't go to, which doesn't necessarily mean that it's 10 times more things to do mission wise. It's just more open space, because as you may remember from Fable, while it was kinda open, it was still somewhat linear in the way that you only ever had narrow paths to follow, and you couldn't even walk through most of what you saw. So it could very well be 10 times bigger, just not in the way you're thinking...

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

"promises a gameplay world which will be 10 times the size of the original". Yeah...right. Like I believe that for a second. Fable wasn't big, but if Fable 2 is 10 times the size of Fable, then it will take roughly 100 hours to do everything. Like I'm going to believe Molyneax or any of the development team...

Jebril
Jebril

OMFG!! xD YAyayayalkgdsjfghdiaejuoianfjdksafjeaiffhdsjk I just spazzed.

ERic0828281437
ERic0828281437

will this game be avialable on pc???? played the first one was awEsoM!!!!

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

Looks awesome... Ill be playing Gears 2 like crazy by the time it comes out! But im sure i can fit it in

strawberry9
strawberry9

AHAHA... SONY FANS WON'T BE GETTING THIS ONE... AND THEIR GONA WISH THEY DID...

realistgamer
realistgamer

oh god can't wait i love this franchise, sweet looking box art don't know if it's final though.

vestalboy
vestalboy

Let's remember that this is a video game site and not a PS3 site or a 360 site or even a Wii site. Rejoice in the fact that we can all enjoy the fruits of these 3 systems. I didn't even mention the DS or PSP. We are living in what I consider the greatest time in the history of our favorite pasttime. Shut up and play.

King_Chozo
King_Chozo

Finally, sheesh! I've been waiting for this game since 2005 when I finished the first!

09231991
09231991

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Questlove711
Questlove711

This, Too Human, and Spore are my most anticipated games. I'm pretty excited.

fallujahhoe
fallujahhoe

PS3 is going to have a good year im stoked for MGS4 and resistance 2 but i think this will make me dust off my 360

ctg867
ctg867

Not too surprising. Glad to see the 360 has somewhat of a good year ahead of it. Though we'll see how it all turns out. Never played the first Fable, but I'm a CRPG can (Oblivion, Mass Effect, KOTOR) so I might give this a try. Though the XBLA thing is the worst get rich scheme ever. If they're not free for anybody and everybody who buys the game, then it's a rip off. And I really wouldn't put it past Microsoft to pull a stunt like that.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

There the fanboys again, can't you just make a comment about a game without comparing who has the better line up?! Can't wait for this one, my RPGs of 08: Fallout 3, Fable 2! The rest, I'll just wait to see...