Microsoft nails down Fable release, offers preorder bonus

Much-anticipated Xbox RPG will ship September 14; early purchasers get a bonus DVD containing a "making of" documentary and demos.

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Xbox owners not already anticipating the upcoming release of Fable now have an added reason to book the game before it comes out.

Anyone who preorders the Xbox RPG from EB Games, GameStop, Circuit City, GameRush, GameCrazy, or Trans World will receive a limited-edition DVD with a free "making of" documentary that chronicles the game's development at Lionhead Studios subsidiary Big Blue Box. The as-yet-unnamed doc will sport interviews with Lionhead CEO Peter Molyneux, as well as Big Blue Box cofounders Simon Carter and Ian Lovett.

The disc also includes playable demos of several other Xbox games, including Sudeki, Rallisport Challenge 2, and Top Spin. Several E3 2004 gameplay trailers for MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, Forza Motorsport, Jade Empire, and Conker: Live and Reloaded will be on the DVD as well.

As part of its preorder announcement, Microsoft nailed down Fable's exact release date. Last month, a post on the official Fable FAQ revealed that it would arrive in "September." Microsoft today officially said that it is "set to hit retail shelves in the United States on September 14."

For more lore on the game formerly known as "Project Ego," check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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