Fable III PC launch confirmed

Non-Xbox 360 players will be able to venture to Albion this Christmas after all; limited edition detailed.

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.

Roll up, roll up! Get your Albion gewgaws and curios while they're hot!

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.

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key1001
key1001

I wish gamestop would do pre-order thing for the PC as well.

Darksonic666
Darksonic666

My Friend has an Xbox so I have already played this but still it would great to have this on my pc. It stinks its getting delayed but ohh well its not as great as fable 1 anyway.

HaakonXCI
HaakonXCI

Hopefully the extra stuff will be for free considering how expensive building a PC is in the first place. It would be nice but I can only hope that they won't get greedy about it.

grobm06
grobm06

Fable 3's rumoured release for PC is sometime in february next year 2011, what a bummer.

organbank
organbank

Don't bother buying it. Loinhead have cut large chunks out of the game and are trying to sell it as Day One DLC. What a joke.

Lordan007
Lordan007

wenn Fable 3 is comming on PC?

aftermathsample
aftermathsample

Fable 3 for PC NOW DELAYED?!?!?! not coming out anymore on 10/26??? WTF!!!!

mrstbags
mrstbags

can u get the collectors edition for pc coz i dont have a xbox 360

gameboy716
gameboy716

Hope Fable 2 was on PC too. :( But at least we've got this baby!! :D

vamjadl
vamjadl

what is the pc release date. gamespot said it was delayed and when i checked the release date it was the same. is it this year or not fable 1 was the best game i ever played

EnDeR2015
EnDeR2015

@EyeAreRandom lol fail, i though it still said tba

EnDeR2015
EnDeR2015

when will they release it? i cant even preorder it in gamestop

Pestinha92
Pestinha92

"If I'm evil, when I take the sword out, I will hear a growl. If I'm good, I will hear a chorus." Lololol, wierd but funny and awsome!

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Awesome! Ok GS... make a PC version section of Fable III so I can remove the 360 version and replace it with the PC version on my tracked list :D

No_SuRReNDeR
No_SuRReNDeR

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ryutouchdown
ryutouchdown

i love the idea of the angelic chorus...i can just imagine how many funny awkward moments you could have

Moonlight__wolf
Moonlight__wolf

Yay I am so glad Fable 3 is coming out on the PC, I was so sad I couldn't play #2 because I don't have an x-box...

Megageek123
Megageek123

thank you lionhead, for thou hast redeemed us all by bringing fable 3 to the PC

Nadav16il
Nadav16il

WHOOHOO! when i saw that fable 2 wasnt coming for the PC a little part of me actually died on the inside but now? it revived!, ill read the fable 2 storyline and play the hell out of fable 3! cant wait for those morph weapons

stonhengehill
stonhengehill

i like the fable very much i cant wait untill i play it the best part is in fable we dont have to face discusting giant insect

amagama14
amagama14

Can't wait why do you have be so far away?!! I'm looking forward to spending all my money and spending thousands of hours of my free time lolz

FallenAngelXBL
FallenAngelXBL

Im excited. I am one of those people who put in like 200 hours into fable 2 and really enjoyed the experience throughout. So fable 3 on a platform that surpasses all consoles on all levels (lol) is something i am hyped for :)

marxux_1
marxux_1

@darnasian...play the game and STFU

Damgrath
Damgrath

YES! I was hoping they would release it on PC aswell.

Shepard4Ever
Shepard4Ever

Well, when I saw this, the first thing I thought was: "AWESOME!" Then I felt extreme disappointment set on since I realised that Fable II was not coming out for the PC... And then I thought of the Fable II Episodic :) Wouldn't it be awesome if the team at Lionhead released the Episodic for Windows Live. That way us humble PC gamers would have the opportunity to purchase the game the same way as Xbox Live users would. So, dear Mr.Molyneux, how should I put this: "Please, please, PLEASE!"

partytimekegs
partytimekegs

Damn.. that card set is nice. I may actually have to pick up a collectors edition.. Rare for me to say that.

OmegaXIV
OmegaXIV

I loved fable - the lost chapters. :) Hopefully this one will be just as good or better. :)

SPARTAN328
SPARTAN328

Ha, when I first saw this I was hoping the Collector's edition would come with a hand written apology for not releasing Fable II for the PC, then I read this; "The limited edition ... will be available exclusively for the Xbox 360." -.-

filiba
filiba

I played and liked the first one but it wasn't that interesting. I felt like the interface wasn't good enough, and the game's logic was off. hopefully Fable III will be better.

FLOWZMENTAL
FLOWZMENTAL

I would just like to see this version be not as buggy as Fable 2. I quit playing cause the frame rate got so bad. Plus bad pop-up/in. Characters would just appear right in front of me. Items and characters would never show up in the game, even after multiple reloads. Bad A.I. path finding at times, and unfinished animations. Button presses don't always register. Don't get me wrong I love the series. I just hard to play for long times with so many glitches. Even if you get an update a new glitch would show up. I would just like to sit down and play the game so I beat it already.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@ Tahir_Ahmad Ok!I understand your point! And to be clearly I don't think either the PC exclusives you mentioned should come to consoles!!! But for the last time who the f&%# said I'm angry and nervous?

excell_deLux
excell_deLux

every game is better on pc...thats cant campare,but game edition pc,not trash...they learn the school...

cocainco
cocainco

yeah !!! finaly the 3rd part for PC ,too bad that they missed the 2nd part for PC ,but hey thats a inprovement :D

Tahir_Ahmad
Tahir_Ahmad

@ Darnasian Dude take my friendly advice and calm down, people who are loyal with 360 will play Fable III on 360 regardless of exclusivity, like for example I am a PC player so there is no way I am going to get a 360 or PS3 for Crysis 2, even some people claim that we have to upgrade our PCs for Crysis 2 to run properly I don't care, I'll upgrade my PC if I have to --- I'll buy Crysis 2 on PC only. The case is similar with Fable III, people who like it on 360 will get it on 360 no matter what. Personally I don't like exclusivity war because it is source of all the problems between gamers, but if this makes you feel good then I tell you one thing that 360 is not the only platform loosing exclusives, some of the great PC titles are also going to 360 like Crysis 2 and Arcania: The Gothic Tale and The Witcher 1 (one of the finest RPG I have seen) & 2 might also come to 360 in future and I say its a good thing because it increases game's fanbase, sales, popularity etc. I hope you understand my point.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@ Heshertonfist Dude I don't see what's your problem in this thing!!! And what's the problem if I did some grammar mistakes!!! Everybody does!!! I can't even say how many grammar mistakes I also saw at other users but I don't care because their grammatical mistakes doesn't interest me!!! And about the message with the systems! That thing I wrote to pelvist because he wasn't believing me so if you don't care that's ok to me because I don't care either what systems you own!!! And if you think that putting words in big capitals makes people look stupid again I don't care! I don't give a d%mn sh&t on your opinion about this thing! If i want I CaN WriTE LiKe thIs!!! Ok! Maybe I was wrong about Fable III on PC!!! But still I'm not sure!!!

Darnasian
Darnasian

@ pelvist I sent you a message! Hope you do the right choice!

pelvist
pelvist

@Darnasian We werent fighting, I was pointing out that you are childish and you are being hostile because you are one of those angry kids who like to try and big themselves up on the internet, ...you failed at that too BTW.

grgcucu
grgcucu

Yuhuuuu! Hoooray! I heard they want to use project natal support for fable 3(just heard in an interview with peter molyneux :D). Now we must pray that the pc version will be just a re-compilation and then the project natal would become avalabile for pc too(impossible but great :D). And.. the limited edition looks great.

Brennios
Brennios

Ps3 Bananas apples oranges.. armpit hair. you tards gunna complain about that too?

ViralShag
ViralShag

It would be nice to see a complete boxset for both the PC and 360 IMO. One that includes all 3 games, with Fable 1 being cleaned up and able to run on widescreen unlike the 360 downloadable version that was available. Personally Fable 1 was my favourite, 2 was good but a bit disappointing and 3 I will no doubt buy but I am hoping it will blow me away.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

@Darnasian You say go read a book but maybe you should learn some grammar and punctuation. Nobody on this site cares what systems you own, that is unless you want get involved in a fanboy *****fest. Having a PC version of a game is not going to ruin a franchise nor will piracy. PLUS putting words IN ALL CAPITALS like this makes you look like an idiot. The more you know...

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@Darnasian You actually think a PC game will ruin the franchise because it will get pirated? HAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, get real. Hundreds of games get PC releases, none of them got 'ruined'. People who bought the game on console would not just pirate it all of a sudden, they likely don't have PCs that can play modern games at all, which is why they have an Xbox 360. They would have choice of paying $60 for a game or at least $700 for a PC that can play games. Even PC only games get good sales. The Witcher sold somewhere between 1.5million to 2million units, and I think that is just the retail version (the game can also be bought online).