Fable III revolution begins October 26

E3 2010: Third installment in Lionhead Studios' action role-playing game franchise dated at Microsoft's E3 conference.

Lionhead Studios' next trip to Albion finally has a release date. During Microsoft's E3 media briefing this morning, Lionhead founder Peter Molyneux announced that Fable III would be arriving October 26.

Orphan hurling would probably count as evil.

Molyneux also introduced a trailer for the game that depicted two different rulers and the ways their decisions--for good or evil--are reflected in the population. The clip also showed what appeared to be an Albion in the midst of a revolution, as well as ship-to-ship combat punctuated by ample amounts of cannon fire and swashbuckling.

Fable III 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. In a reversal of course from the second game of the series, Lionhead is developing Fable III for the PC as well as the Xbox 360.

The game will ship in both limited-edition and standard flavors, 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.

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CommonFable
CommonFable

@peterfaj I dont think you will need too have played the second. The seconds story wasn't great anyway. Still your Fable gameplay though. :P I pre-orderd Limited Edition! Can't Wait!

Anel4
Anel4

i dont get it they made the first one for PC the second wasnt for PC and the third one is goin to be for PC why dont they make the second one for PC too

peterfaj
peterfaj

Yay, it's for PC :D Now I just need to buy an xbox for the second one... wait, they're still trying to trick me? I hope I don't need to play Fable 2 to play Fable 3 (and understand the story).

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

Deffo getting the PC Edition of this, it's gunna be great with Co Op :D

razorzs
razorzs

i preorder to fable 3 for pc...

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

Changing swords - hmmm, I would imagine, just like characters models, that everyone is going to end up looking one of two or three ways, as will their weapons. Loved the original Fable for its story and delivery. The sequel I found extremely disappointing - terrible story and nothing was really improved. After buying into Molyneux's hype more than I should have (Black and White 2, Fable 2, etc.), I'm not expecting much this time around. Here's hoping I'm pleasantly surprised.

earthhum65
earthhum65

Fable 2 was such a disappointment… The combat was lacklustre the levelling up pointless… Collecting stuff was pointless… Buying property was pointless… The terrible terrible slowdown and the appalling ending… I was a big fan of the Fable universe and I bought into the hyperbole spouted by Peter Molyneux about Fable 2. What a fool I was… I even pre-ordered the collectors edition for the free figurine cards and coin, or some other gubbins, and guess what just before release the freebies where withdrawn just like so much of the promised gameplay… Who remembers the barfight video…80110ck5... This Geezer in the video has The Molyneux delivery down pat though...

Killercelcius
Killercelcius

Really looking forward to this! I am a massive RPG fan and enjoy the more sophisticated PC RPG and the console JRPG. Can't really compare Fable to either so it's a different and enjoyable experience. This one is looking epic!

mf1986
mf1986

if it ends up good, will get it on PC.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Hope its longer than the last two games in the series

MrHanky35
MrHanky35

the changing swords guns ect sounds cool and all but “200 different weapons” is one of the reasons we play rpgs. its a time honored formula that has worked for a very long time. fable 2 wasn’t nearly as good as its predecessor because it seems to be leaving this formula. (by the end of the game your character will be a generic evil or good dude with pretty much the same stats and appearance. -1 in my book). fable 1 had hundreds of swords, hammers, axes, armors ect and that helped the game, fable 2 lost alot of that (added other good stuff but lost alot). you see games like borderlands who adds millions of weapons and that certainly doesn’t hurt it, instead it made replaying it more appetizing. i don’t see why fable wants to go the other way. i replayed fable 1 a few times, and then bought the game. rented fable 2, beat it once and haven’t gone back...hope 3 wont be the same.

thedirtyleg
thedirtyleg

Loved both Fables I & II. Picking this one up for sho.

tsep23
tsep23

I'll be getting this for PC for sure.

oKiRe
oKiRe

Fable 2 was a complete letdown. Not getting this.

chaldoboy14
chaldoboy14

Molyneux is such an overhyper (if that's a word). I mean Fable 1 was great, but he told us WAY too many things that weren't even in the game. Then Fable 2 wasn't all that great, but he once again, lied his ass off about the game. I wouldn't be surprised if 50% of the info we've heard about the game won't even be in the game. If Fable 3 is exactly the way it sounds, it would be good, but odds are since it's Molyneux, expect to be disappointed in ways. Not saying it's going to suck, but don't be sucked in by HIS hype, it's usually lies that over exaggerate the features in the game.

Jericho66
Jericho66

Molyneux didn't seem at all excited and it showed in a poor speech and AWFULLY bland video which we've seen all before. Was shocked there wasn't a game demo shown during the conference.

BigGhost_AJT
BigGhost_AJT

I've always felt that Fable games were made with great aspirations but were limited in scope in execution. So my wish for this game--as it was for Fable II--is more. More enemies, more brutal combat, higher level caps with more powers and more ways to spend your money. In the prior games it was way too easy to hit the level caps on strength, skill and will and be left with no other powers to earn. Also you could earn exorbitant sums of money and run out of things to do with said funds. To that point I do like the idea of the morphing weaponry. Good start. Still I want more.

PS2owner
PS2owner

Developers are always trying to get you to buy the exclusive and then three months later the exclusives are out on xbox live. Rip off! Dont spend your money on the exclusive...just wait a month or two you will see.

cocainco
cocainco

as long it on PC i don't care about the graphics much ,but for the gameplay and lvl of fun I am expecting something new and fresh :)

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

I don't get whats so bad about Fable 3's graphics. Okay, maybe to you people graphics do matter, but how 'bout creativity, gameplay, and fun level. You guys don't think about it?

coaltango
coaltango

guess this game is exclusive no more.

Xz310
Xz310

the morphing weapons sounds cool, but at the same time they should give u the ability to lock it as in maybe u like the way it looks or what it does and dont want it to change

Xz310
Xz310

Fable 2, i think, wasnt suppost to have extremely good graphics and whatever it looked to me it was more heavy on artwork.

siarhei
siarhei

I hope there will actually be dialog this time.

Crayzorder
Crayzorder

Can't wait! Definite get for me. Probably will preorder if I can find the money in time lol.

mark_1313_13
mark_1313_13

@Bortson Yes, a gameplay designer's job is the exact same as a graphics designer's job.

Bortson
Bortson

*yawn* half the stuff in the trailer will be removed for time constraints and youll be down to pressing the A button to do every and all interactions in a game that takes 5 hours to complete and are left wondering if they hadnt spent all that time on accurate tree and leaf graphics you might be playing at least a somewhat decent game.

Darko-Ashitaka
Darko-Ashitaka

Why is the game more expensive in euros when the euro is actually more powerful than the dollar? What a rip-off....!

MissObvious
MissObvious

Fable is fun, but the games are sooo short, I don't think I'm going to waste my money on this until the price comes down. I finally got around to beating Fable 2 the other day, and I am still in shock that the game ended so quickly, I thought maybe I was, at most, 1/2 way through the game, but no, that was it, other than a few side missions. :(

Falcon084
Falcon084

@TheVGamer Given the footage of Fallout NV I'd say that is cert. Not sure about TWII as for Fable 3 I can be hopeful. Though being in Australia I'll most likely get it in november.

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

@Falcon084 You really believe this E3 announcement date? You can count that half of those games won't be released 'till 2011.

Falcon084
Falcon084

Two Worlds 2, Fallout New Vegas, Fable 3 all in the same month. I will not be able to decide what to play first! :D

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

The first one was good, the second one was bad. Hope the third one is a lot better.

Khatjal
Khatjal

Definitely one of my most anticipated of 2010. Balancing Fable 3 And Civ5 will be a mighty task indeed!

gijas
gijas

Wait this is coming to the PC?

Trogeton
Trogeton

the 1st one was good, the 2nd was better and this one is gonna be the best.. I still miss Fable 2 I had gotten all the achievements then sold it, but I want it back..lol

sweetmorton14
sweetmorton14

I really enjoyed the first two games, so I can just imagine how many quality life hours I will be using for this game.

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

@ryuz4kee Yeah, at least they had style unlike a fair amount of grey/brown games coming out these days.

Zerot
Zerot

i played fable 2 for roughly 2 hours horrid game.

ryuz4kee
ryuz4kee

i cant stand it when people complain about graphics on a game like Fable 2, there was nothing wrong with the way F2 looked..your just being way too nitpicky.

delacroy
delacroy

What's with the overpricing of the Eurozone version? Sadface :(