Fable II: My Pocket Pets DLC Impressions

APRIL FOOL'S DAY: Peter Molyneux gives us the dirt on the new animal breeding DLC arriving for Fable II.

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One of the best features Fable II had going for it was the inclusion of man's best friend. Rain or shine, healthy or limping, your trusty dog would follow you anywhere you went in the world of Albion. Whether you were a paragon of virtue or a lousy roustabout prone to carrying on extramarital affairs in the local Gypsy camp and charging exorbitant prices for pies, your pup was always there to help sniff out hidden treasure and provide constant companionship. Now the world of Fable pet ownership has been expanded with new DLC called My Pocket Pets.

My Pocket Pets is described by Peter Molyneux as a companion to Fable II that allows you to breed and raise dogs and eventually import them into the world of Fable II. The most compelling feature of this DLC is the price; the download itself will cost nothing. However, there is a small, reoccurring service fee for the expenses that go along with keeping your pet alive. That fee is one dollar a day. Or your pet dies.

But let's not get hung up on money. A dollar a day is a small price to pay to keep your cuddly companion alive. And considering the possibilities for cross-breeding, it'll be worth it. You can literally breed any type of dog you want with another one. Are you a struggling hero known to lose fights and drown in the ocean? Why not mix a Pitbull Terrier with a Newfoundland and get the ultimate mixture of toughness and rescuing abilities in your dog? If something a bit cuter is more up your alley, you can mix a Dachsund with a Welsh Corgi for the most adorable dog known to man. The opposite sex simply won't be able to turn you down.

But if dogs and scientific morality bore you, you can take the next step forward and mix entire species. It may be a difficult child to love, but you can breed a Troll with a Ghost Pirate if you so choose. Or maybe a Balverine and a Banshee? A Hobbe and a hobo? The possibilities are endless!

When a Great Dane and a Chihuahua love each other very much...

No release date has been announced, but My Pocket Pets will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace within the next few months. Look for a full review and a feature called "Top 10 Abominations of Nature Made in My Pocket Pets" when it comes out.

Discussion

296 comments
Fweekoface
Fweekoface

this was the only april fools joke i actually fell for and i was really thinking "peter molyneux has really lost his mind this time..." nice job LAWL.

Decrate
Decrate

man i'd pay up to $2 a day for this game

linx05
linx05

hahaha a dollar a day thats $365 a year to keep a pet alive in a game. FLY + RHINO hahaha

EnoVation
EnoVation

GOD DAMN IT I WAS JUST ABOUT TO GO AND DOWNLOAD IT >:{ NOT HAPPY!!! no ligerphants for me :(

killfor0
killfor0

Haha nice, they should fully make it even if it was a gag its not a bad idea

ghibli55
ghibli55

I fully believed it, until they said "$1 a day" to keep the pet alive...

greasysteve927
greasysteve927

lol, i believed it for a sec, until i saw the april fools day tag. XD

lathan94
lathan94

Its funny how some people actually believed it.

wesle
wesle

WHAT??? Its not true? I was soooo looking forward to breeding a balvaghosbanshoyale. Damn.

Brelakor
Brelakor

Aw, i just read the headline and i was imagining my character settling on a farm and breeding animals, it sounded AWESOME! As i read it tho, it was still a nice April Fools :p

Pizzaman103
Pizzaman103

lol I fell for this for a sec, I thought to myself, "Who the hell is going to pay a dollar a day for this crap?"

Xeiphyer
Xeiphyer

That would be cool if it existed but the amount of work it would require would be insane haha. Also pricetag = ALOT But there is DLC coming for fable 2 I heard, so I almost believed this for a second.

8smokes
8smokes

Looks like they went pretty far with this joke. All for a good cause of course!

Patohua1
Patohua1

haha niiice. but seriously when is a new DC comin out for Fable II?

semaj1403
semaj1403

I actually kind of believed that for a second...lol

EvrenDawn
EvrenDawn

Despite being a (good) joke with a ridiculous price tag, it would be cool to have like a half-balvarine half-tiger follow you around in Fable. I shall call him Snuffles.

dbzshinjlong
dbzshinjlong

most all your people are sad, sad people, i cant believe you actually fell for this april fools joke and actually believed he was going to put it in the game. loosen up people sheesh.

lathan94
lathan94

Haha a couple people actually think this is real. It was very serious sounding. I laughed out loud when it showed a fly with a rhino head and a starfish with a bear head.

Ohaidere
Ohaidere

Peter has a lot of experience at acting when talking about game features. He did the same thing here that he did when doing non April Fool's Fable 1 and 2 interviews.

Darthnaevus
Darthnaevus

me too haahha, peter molyneux is such a good actor

Dem0nD0nkey
Dem0nD0nkey

ooh i was worried there for a minute

superfreak937
superfreak937

lol oh ye I just realised its a joke... wow I can be thick sometimes

superfreak937
superfreak937

WTF? A dollar a day? 365 dollars every year just to keep some stinking dog alive! Epic fail.

lucas65
lucas65

I think I have better things to spend a dollar a day on, like my real dog. That adds up you know.

JaredTrotterboy
JaredTrotterboy

wow haha some of you guys aren't the sharpest tools in the shed you do no its April Fools and its a prank joke

st0k3d
st0k3d

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Crum06
Crum06

$365 a year to keep your pet alive? You guys are an absolute joke.

Grim_Reaper007
Grim_Reaper007

I would let it die before it could even come to life

elozl
elozl

let them die!! lol

rpm12345
rpm12345

lol, a dollar a day or it dies

SaberStrike
SaberStrike

LOL that was awesome. "You have made a crime against nature" one of the screens said. Ahh... takes me back to Shen Long in the pages of Gamepro =p

ne0man
ne0man

"you have made a crime against nature!!" that was hilarious

Matgam
Matgam

So you really have to pay $365 a year to keep a pet in a game alive??? come on

X-RS
X-RS

rofl nobody celebrates april fools like gamers. NO ONE!

Neo2199
Neo2199

LOL!!! Youtube or not... for only ONE DOLLAR A DAY!!!! You can keep your Starfish-Bear alive! What a rip off! What a horrible idea for a game. TOTALLY an April Fool's Joke!!!

AyuSora
AyuSora

April Fool's Joke or not, all I can say is "What the f***?"

Stabby
Stabby

Gotta love the fact Peter himself was in on it, great joke guys!

NintendoWarrior
NintendoWarrior

"You have made a crime against nature." HAHA LMAO in the video

dyaballikl
dyaballikl

man, the april fools jokes are REALLY weak this year! come on guys!

dragonfly110
dragonfly110

man gamespot sure is going nuts this April Fools day :P

drumbreak1
drumbreak1

lol this is nearly a joke i think this will be a complete failure