Microsoft spinning Fable for the PC

PC version of Molyneux's epic choose-your-adventure will get new content; Fable: The Lost Chapters will be available this fall.

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Lionhead frontman Peter Molyneux and Microsoft Game Studios are doing their best Aesop impressions for PC gamers. Microsoft today announced that the popular Xbox game Fable is headed for the PC this fall, under the name Fable: The Lost Chapters. The much-hyped game was released on Microsoft's console last September and was developed by Big Blue Box, which is owned by Black & White developer Lionhead Studios.

As indicated by the title, the PC version will feature additional content not found in its console counterpart. There will be additional quests to undertake, new regions to explore, and a deeper storyline. Gamers will also be able to use new armor and weapons, cast new spells, and slay new creatures.

In Fable, players start as a young boy and eventually reach old age, with every choice they make affecting their character. Gamers can take their alter ego along the path of righteousness, acquiring a saintly sheen and becoming the toast of the town, or they can choose a path of evil, growing devilish horns, attracting a swarm of flies, and witnessing townsfolk fleeing in terror at the character's mere appearance. By using certain weapons or acting in certain manners, the hero's physical appearance may change. He or she may become slim if ranged weapons and spells are frequently used, while he or she may become buff and burly if face-to-face scraps are favored.

Fable: The Lost Chapters will retail for $49.99 when it hits shelves this fall, and it's currently awaiting a rating. For more information on the game, choose the path of GameSpot's full review of the Xbox version.

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