Fable Anniversary confirmed

[UPDATE] Updated version of 2004 role-playing game and Lost Chapters DLC coming to Xbox 360 this year with SmartGlass integration.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft confirmed Fable Anniversary will launch later this year for the Xbox 360.

The game runs on the Unreal 3 Engine and boasts a new lighting system, as well as new systems for cutscenes and facial animations. It also features SmartGlass support and all-new achievements.

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Lionhead Studios has teased that it is working on Fable HD for the Xbox 360.

In a short teaser video (below), various tweets are shown directed at Lionhead and asking for a remake of the original role-playing game.

One tweet references "better graphics and sound quality," while another refers to the game as Fable Anniversary. The original Fable launched in 2004 for the Xbox.

Lionhead studio owner Microsoft has a history of rereleasing games with the Anniversary tag, following 2011's Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

In addition, various tweets reference the game's Lost Chapters expansion, suggesting it will be included with the bundle. Fable antagonist Jack of Blades is also shown in the video.

"For every choice, a consequence," ends the video.

Lionhead just yesterday relaunched the Fable forums. Microsoft's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing takes place Monday, June 10.

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Discussion

493 comments
heroauditore
heroauditore

Shut up about the PC version nonsense because it is for the X360. if you want to have Fable Anniversary buy a X360 or else you're out of luck.

N3WP0RTZ
N3WP0RTZ

Now all they need to do is remake morrowind and kotor and my life will finally be complete once more.

Shishio817
Shishio817

Been waiting for this for so long! Lost Chapters was dearly missed!

kalgert123
kalgert123

I just remembered a few things about the original fable, a few demon door involved things, one of them is 4 stones that you have to strike to figure out the demon door's name (It's HITS...Kind of easy if you think about hitting stones, also an easter egg is hidden with those stones, just spell shizz with them), also there being a fishing contest, kicking chickens for prizes, and if you got all the silver keys along with all the silver chests, you could trade them in for a sword that...I don't know exactly what was so special about it, I guess it just looked pretty

Also a small club that could be a refference to Wirt's peg leg...Basically a lot of things I just remembered, things that were on the PC...This better go back to it's roots and go on the PC with most of the interface untouched, no golden bread crumbs around, because while fable 1 was still linear, it felt quite open world-like, and yes Fable 2 was more open in it's design, but it was just you following bread crumbs in any case

EricShadow366
EricShadow366

Let me just say this, if they end up removing the mini-map. And put in that stupid golden trail from Fable 2 and 3. I'm gonna be angry!

Ezio_aulditore
Ezio_aulditore

the original one was release for pc hope this HD one come to pc too . Please Microsoft do this for Fable Fans

Vraach
Vraach

Hope it will come on PC too... Would love to feed my nostalgia with this diamond.

Detroman
Detroman

Best fable ever made so hyped this and halo are the reasons why i bought the first xbox

ibemonty2000
ibemonty2000

Awesome! My original xbox broke when I was pretty far into the game, I never finished it or played the expansion pack.

blackpuddytat
blackpuddytat

Yay, Fable 1 chicken chasing in HD!  Shops are now OPEN!!

Sakia1990
Sakia1990

I have played Fable II and Fable III, but I have never played Fable I. I can't wait to get my hands on this!

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

As a heavy PS3 user I can honestly say that Fable is a game that is unique and I cant quite think how it can be compared to, there arnt many games out there like Fable. I spent hours on PC playing the Lost Chapters, its one of the finest games sadly not to brace a SONY/Nintendo console.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

I was worried that it was going to be for the Xbox One, thankfully it isn't and I can play on the 360!

DaRkNe5s
DaRkNe5s

cant believe this is real, also cant believe this is not going to be released on X one, would boost their sales tho

ryancyc
ryancyc

wow, by far the best looking HD remake I've seen...wish all HD remakes went this far. Gonna pick it up for the sake of nostalgia, I could never get into Fable 2 though.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

If this isn't on PC they'd be doing a disservice to the series and the community. Also, It seems as if they're trying to assess the popularity of Fable before they consider moving further with it so I hope this does well.

Guild_Master_
Guild_Master_

your health is low, do you have any potions or food?

Godsire-
Godsire-

This is actually a great move by Microsoft. I loved the original Fable, finishing it multiple times. I have been down on Microsoft for many valid reasons lately, but this is great news. I will definitely be checking this out.

macca366
macca366

The first Fable was great, I really enjoyed it, felt like a classic. The rest of the series, not so much. I guess if they can't recreate the magic of the first, remaking it isn't such a bad thing

StaticPenguin
StaticPenguin

I hope they scale back and cap the aging. That was one of the worst things about Fable. Being an 80 year old hero with a 20 year old sister and the rest of the world that didn't age.

Would be great to see them add females too but we know they won't do that lol.

byof_america
byof_america

I think I can honestly say I've never been more excited for an "anniversary" type update as much as I am for this one. Definitely my favorite in the series.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Funny, I just started a new run like a week go. Wish this was on PC.

navyguy21
navyguy21

This is GREAT news!! Took long enough tho! :P

baryjayne
baryjayne

@heroauditore I have an Xbox 360. I would still rather have a PC version because then I can play the game at a higher resolution, higher framereate, with better anti-aliasing etc.

thegreatjayy
thegreatjayy

@heroauditore The xbox 360 is shit. All of the other fable games were on the PC why shouldn't this one be? Lionhead studios shouldn't exclude a large portion of  of their fan base of this game.

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

A remake of morrowind would be so good but i doubt that will ever happen. however if you have a pc there is always morroblivion a fanbased mod remake using the oblivion engine.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@POkemonfreak101 Yes PC gamers deserve the right to play over-hyped crap along with the rest of us... Now can us console gamers get Black and White

MagneticFusion
MagneticFusion

@Sakia1990 Oh, you're gonna like this! The first Fable is WAY better than II and III. Purely magical. II and III both were missing something the first one had in abundance. One of the best action/RPGs of any generation.

Acekidder
Acekidder

@DaRkNe5s Maybe they will make a compatibility patch but i am pretty sure Xbox One is about to get a next gen Fable 4 announced.

kalgert123
kalgert123

@alpha_unit97 It would be a slap in the face because the original was on PC (And it was still pretty kick-ass), and the PC is probably the most popular market around there

hurricanea7x
hurricanea7x

@StaticPenguin Yeah, try playing a mage-like character. I remember using only spells for half an hour real time and I aged about 20 years in-game.

POkemonfreak101
POkemonfreak101

@buffaloblitz85 @POkemonfreak101 I'm really sorry that I enjoyed playing Fable when I was younger and wouldn't mind playing it again in HD =/ I forget that one person's opinion is automatically fact and applies to everyone else. Dang, I'm sorry for being so foolish.

POkemonfreak101
POkemonfreak101

Lol are we doing this? Of course everyone is entitled to an opinion. But next time try to make a general comment, not just picking mine and going "Nah you're wrong it's crap." Not very fair on either of our parts, eh? Simply returning the favor. If you really felt my comment was out of line, well sorry. Didn't think people took these comments (on here anyway) serious anymore.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@POkemonfreak101 Likewise- Whenever someone (myself) hops on and critiques a game or disagrees with it, it's 'trolling' but when you 'sprites' praise a game all is good.... see a double standard here, only good things can be said about a game. I guess I'm not entitled to an opinion either then.

kalgert123
kalgert123

@Rakkupoo @Guild_Master_ @edinsftw Ah the Guildmaster...He was always a cheerful-looking character

I remember once there being some part within the game that had something to do with him go crazy (I don't know, there were a few guards in that place with the bugs as a child and then bandits as a young adult that attacked you if you came any closer), never went there, so I will go look at it once the HD remake is up and running