Fable III is still due for release in time for Christmas 2010 and will be coming to the PC, Microsoft confirmed today. The publisher also announced that the Lionhead-developed role-playing game will ship in both limited-edition and standard flavours, with the former containing playing cards and a guild coin, as well as bonus in-game content.
The in-game extras will include a new quest to unlock a legendary weapon, an exclusive location, a unique outfit, and a new breed of dog, the Boxer. The standard edition on the Xbox 360 will retail for £49.99 in the UK, $59.99 stateside, and €64.99 in the Eurozone. The Windows equivalent will cost £39.99/$49.99/€54.99.
The limited edition (pictured above) will retail for £59.99/$79.99/€84.99 and will be available exclusively for the Xbox 360. The in-game items that come with this deluxe version will be available for those playing on the PC platform as well, though it is not yet clear if this will be through premium downloadable content or offered for free.
Fable III, which was confirmed at GamesCom 2009 in Cologne, is the latest entry in a franchise that has been tied up with the Xbox since 2001, when the first game in the series was shown off at the Electronic Entertainment Expo under the name Project Ego. Fable II was the first to appear on Microsoft's current console but failed to make an appearance on the PC, despite the success of the first game in the franchise on that platform.