Fable Legends is an Unreal Engine 4 powered co-op RPG for Xbox One

New online-focused Fable will also include SmartGlass features.

Microsoft and Lionhead Studios have unveiled Fable Legends for the Xbox One.

The game will take place in an "online world" and feature integration with SmartGlass. Fable Legends is a four-player co-op adventure, with players able to tackle the game solo with three A.I. companions if they choose. Four characters have been shown so far, including a mage who freezes enemies in place and an archer, though Lionhead promises that many more heroes will be in the final game.

Additionally, a fifth player can take the role of a villain, acting as a dungeon master who can set traps, place monsters, trigger ambushes, and target which hero to attack. The villain views Fable Legends from a top-down perspective and can play the game from a SmartGlass tablet, Lionhead adds.

Between missions--which are currently designed to take around 30 minutes to finish, says Lionhead--players will return to the town of Brightlodge, which serves as the game's main hub. Fable Legends is set 400 years before the original Fable, during the series' Age of Heroes.

No release date was mentioned, but game director David Eckelberry says Fable Legends is being made with Unreal Engine 4 and will take "a great deal of time to build."

Microsoft executives Phil Harrison and Phil Spencer unveiled the game as part of an Xbox Showcase at Gamescom 2013.

A CGI trailer for the game was unveiled, showing the various heroes of Albion fighting monsters.

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248 comments
FBohler
FBohler

Only played the 1st Fable... I think I'll give this one a chance.

mrs_table_lamp
mrs_table_lamp

Whatever happened to system co-op? I'd much rather play with people that I can sit next to and laugh about stuff than via the internet. Friends do like to actually be in the same room sometimes and play.

chucknorris86
chucknorris86

Umm... I'm a big xbox fan, gonna buy the x1 day 1, it has some great launch games... 

Never liked PS for multiple reasons, including those fcked up controllers, BUT.... the only thing I hate about xbox right now is this fcking... FABLE SH1T AGAIIN???? c'mon!!!! .....

I was expecting a NEW IP...(NEW IP) not the same thing all over again....  ... Fable 1 : great, fable 2: to me it sucked , played only like 1 hour, fable 3: was a disgrace, and that last... shitty fable: the journey was a disrespectful

Deano
Deano

don't really understand how they can keep this series going, there must still be enough people buying them, but who?

Kusann
Kusann

Fable again? Not excited at all, Fable 1 was GREAT, Fable 2 was "meh..ok", Fable 3 was "WTF is this crap". They really need to find some new IP, Fable is already wasted.

OldKye
OldKye

Still miss Molyneux I know he sometimes made cheese sound like gold but that's just it, it's not as exciting without him lol.

Every time I go into a car dealership I wish the salesman was Peter because even if I went home having been sold a pile of junk at least I would leave with a smile lol.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

I think I can scavenge a few friends to enjoy this with me.

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

If not single player I have zero interest even tho I enjoyed all the Fable games. Too many kids ruin mmo experiances.

innocent69
innocent69

I'd love to see if they'll be able to use Unreal 4 to make the ingame graphics look like the CGI trailer.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

This has sparked some interest with me so let's hope for the best.

Killaman996
Killaman996

Man how many times can a franchise screw people over. I remember all the promises with the past games and how they were never followed through so what will make this game any different. Fable 3 to me was a huge disappointment and basically the nail in the coffin for me as far as this franchise goes. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

I haven't seen it in action yet, but the description in the article make it sound more like Diablo than Fable.

EDIT: Gameplay-wise, not graphically.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

Is it coming to PC? More importantly, is the probably-superior Fable II coming to PC?

Mackey18
Mackey18

Coming to PC? Would be nice if it did.

DeltaForce324
DeltaForce324

just make a actual fable game and people will like it -.-

bgranli
bgranli

I don't know about this. Sounds like it will have some interesting features, but I'm not hyped.

Stiler
Stiler

Wait, so this ISN'T a full featured fable game? 


I think most people that wanted to be a villain were expecting you know....to have a full game expeirence, not this top-down commander view "tower defense" style of gameplay.

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

I like the idea - let us see how it turns out.

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

first onrail kinect game now online multiplayer game? 

I'll pass, again...

snugglebear
snugglebear

So....Lionhead is releasing Gauntlet?

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

YAWN.

Fable continues to disappoint me. I gave up after the ending of 3.

Frankly, after the ending of 2 they are lucky I even looked at any fable game 2wice.

GuillermoJP
GuillermoJP

Um... I thought I'd just point out a similarity between the Smartglass and the Wii U tablet controller...

Both allow for a fifth player to have a different perspective of things...

Jenkar
Jenkar

You get to pick from different predefined heroes? This doesn't sound like a Fable game to me...

magicalclick
magicalclick

looks pretty fun. Local play of 5 players, that is going to be fun. If I remember correctly, this is the first time they use UE as well.

GallowJig
GallowJig

Oh how far you have fallen Lion Head, I'll pour one out for you.

danielbirchal
danielbirchal

Lets aswer with our wallets! Not buying "online" games that shouldnt be online!(or at least ALLWAYS online)

Acekidder
Acekidder

Sweet sounds awesome i am defiantly interested in this.

aovannor
aovannor

I'm sure it will be good and all.. but when did 5 players playing online become an "online world".. buzz words.. swing em which ever way you later marketers.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

I KNEW IT!! I knew it was just going to be like a disc game with a few people to play with yet you are still stuck online regardless of if you play solo or not.

This is MS's way to keep you always online lmao

jasongm
jasongm

years ago this game would of sparked my interest, there are better games out there now.

SexyMiralda
SexyMiralda

Now i'm confused with this article from GameSpot and another article produced by IGN on the same subject:

IGN:"Fable Legends makes use of the Xbox One's cloud capabilities, and thus it's not playable offline." (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/08/20/gamescom-fable-legends-is-fable-but-with-friends)

GameSpot: From above...."Fable Legends is a four-player co-op adventure, with players able to tackle the game solo with three A.I. companions if they choose."

So, the GameSpot website hints that offline solo player is possible whereas IGN says otherwise.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Fable 3 was decent when it was free.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

Fable is officially dead.   Not that it matters though.  Peter Molyneux could magically reappear at Lionhead Studios and make a full fledged Fable 4 and I still wouldn't buy an Xbox One for it. 

jmeyer2039
jmeyer2039

If I hear the word "SmartGlass" at a Microsoft-related event one more time, I'm...I'm...going to wish that I hadn't!

udubdawgz
udubdawgz

@VenkmanPHD  

i just payed a few bucks a couple weeks ago and got 2 and 3 at gamestop.

hopefully, they'll be worth that much, at least, lol.

deathstream
deathstream

@aovannor 

I think that Brightlodge is the "online world" part.  Think Guild Wars.

danielbirchal
danielbirchal

@aovannor Lets aswer with our wallets! Not buying "online" games that shouldnt be online!

danielbirchal
danielbirchal

@WingChopMasta Luckly most games are from thrid party devs, who won`t force this kind of crap as the xbox one version will be very similar to PS4 version of multiplatform games!

tinyjotun
tinyjotun

@SexyMiralda Gamespot said nothing about online only nor offline capability, so if both articles are correct, you will need to be online to even play solo with 3 A.I.s

Yomeidient
Yomeidient

@udubdawgz @VenkmanPHD  I thoroughly enjoyed Fable 3. I sum it up as a really good experience. It has charming visuals and really nice audio, what with the fantasy style music and top-notch British voice acting. It's also interesting to see your weapons develop throughout the game. The main problem with it is that people need to accept it for what it is as opposed to what their expectations for it were.

aovannor
aovannor

@Yomeidient @aovannor He used quotation marks because it's a direct quote of what the devs.. or publisher is calling it. So.. what's the point of your reply here? I didn't say the journalist has it wrong.. I said the people in charge of marketing this game do.