Despite Microsoft's best efforts, the $59.99 Fable II didn't outsell the $249 Nintendo Wii last month. Nevertheless, Lionhead's morally ambiguous action role-playing game was the best-selling software title during October, debuting with sales of 790,000 in the US during its first 10 days on the market, according to industry stat trackers The NPD Group.
Today, Microsoft lent those numbers a global perspective, saying that Fable II is now the "fastest-selling RPG on the Xbox 360" thanks to worldwide sales of 1.5 million units. The publisher also revealed that those throngs will be able to expand upon their Fable II experience with the first premium downloadable-content pack, available mid-December.
The DLC will open up Knothole Island, a once-tropical region now mysteriously encased in snow. Players will venture forth to "bring back the sunshine" by undergoing the trials presented in three new shrines. The Knothole Island pack will cost 800 Microsoft points ($10).
At the same time as the premium pack, Microsoft will also be updating Fable II with a set of in-game items on the house. The add-on pack includes knight's boots, assassin's gloves, a weight loss potion, and a collectible silver book. The free DLC will also add support for leaderboards in 50 different categories, which can be checked through Lionhead's official Web site.
For more on Fable II, check out GameSpot's full review.