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.
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.