Microsoft narrows release window for Peter Molyneux's highly anticipated Xbox 360 role-playing game.
At this year's Game Developers Conference Lionhead's founder Peter Molyneux teased attendees by asking his publicist, "Can we reveal the date? No? Sorry, we can't." According to posts on the official Fable 2 forums, Molyneux implied an autumn release by saying that the game would arrive "when the leaves turn brown."
However, today Microsoft offered a more concrete release window for Fable 2, albeit not one as solid as for the long-delayed Too Human. The company announced that the game would ship "this holiday," suggesting a pre-Christmas launch window.
The first Fable game was released on the original Xbox in 2004, and gamers took on the role of a young boy whose village was destroyed and parents murdered by bandits. The game gave players the option to choose between good and evil actions whilst building the boy's character. After being ported to the PC and Macintosh in 2005 alongside its Lost Chapters expansion on Xbox, Fable was also available last year as an Xbox Original download from Xbox Live.
Fable 2 is the sequel, and promises a gameplay world which will be 10 times the size of the original, a faithful companion in the form of a dog, and more difficulty in making moral choices. Players will be able to be a male or female character this time, and can marry and have children within the gameworld, along with buying any building within it. The game will also have interactivity with several Xbox Live Arcade games, which will allow players to earn money they can spend in Fable 2 proper.
Finally come ! My wish is better, more fun, and doesn't need so high hardware. And also can beat Oblivion.
"You're right. You know what...here, let me throw out my computer and gaming consoles, shut myself in, and contemplate on how **** the world is. Nah, nevermind. The world's always been falling apart, it's just that the Information Age has given us the means to notice it. I think I'll retain my interest in a game that's coming out and not feel the need to bring the crappy state of the world into the matter of me reading an article." Well said...
"This sounds cliche, but the world is literally falling apart around you and you are focusing on a video game coming out this fall." You're right. You know what...here, let me throw out my computer and gaming consoles, shut myself in, and contemplate on how **** the world is. Nah, nevermind. The world's always been falling apart, it's just that the Information Age has given us the means to notice it. I think I'll retain my interest in a game that's coming out and not feel the need to bring the crappy state of the world into the matter of me reading an article.
"Really, what else is coming out between now and then? Us 360 owners really don't have anything to look forward to till the fall." Ninja Gaiden 2, GRID and Alone in the Dark for me. Three awesome game releases before fall isn't too bad.
ADiscoBiscuit said "This sounds cliche, but the world is literally falling apart around you and you are focusing on a video game coming out this fall." Really, what else is coming out between now and then? Us 360 owners really don't have anything to look forward to till the fall.
This sounds cliche, but the world is literally falling apart around you and you are focusing on a video game coming out this fall.
sinx1971 : I don't know for certain that there will be a special edition, but I would count on it. Look at MSG last few major first party releases: Gears of War, Halo 3, Perfect Dark Zero, and the like all had Special Editions. And the trend goes beyond First Party games... many major releases on 360 have had some form of Special Editions from Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Bioshock, Splinter Cell, Elder Scrolls IV, Grand Theft Auto IV, Prey, Assassin's Creed and many others.... so with Fable 2 being such a major release for MS, I would count on there being a Limited or Special Edition. Wouldn't be suprised if the same goes for Too Human too. And you know Gears of War 2 will have some form of premium package. In fact, to add to this, when I preordered my copy of Fable 2 at Game Crazy, they asked me if I wanted the regular or Special Edition. I asked if they knew what came with the Special Editon and they said it actually hasn't been officially announced yet, but all signs were pointing to it happening. lol.
Yeah, this holiday looks like I'm going to playing on Fable2,Resistence 2 and Gears 2 looking fantastic.
I don't care how long it takes them, as long as it's good as Mr.Molyneux says it is. Unlike the original Fable.
my god this is amazin. i have fable and completed it like 4 times lols. it is a game to b played ppl!!! but fable 2 OMG ive been follwin the news of this game for nearly a yr now and its so close to the realease date im soo excited!! WOO! for fable
two things 1: any news on a PC release 2: this is going to be one of the Biggest released RPGS of this year and next year
When dealing with Lionhead, you have to take everything with a grain of salt. They have big ideas, but then often struggle to implement them. I'm sure the game will be good, but I doubt it will be revolutionary.
09231991"Ok, I just have to say something. Why is it that every time really good news shows up for the 360 like this that PS3 fanboys have to start comparing stuff?" Actually, if you go back and read these threads you'll see that Sony people didn't say anything. The talk was about the 360's lineup and suddenly people where yelling at Sony fanboys that never existed, never even posted, and they started to bash the Sony lineup. It wasn't until MS people drug Sony's lineup into this that the thread became another console war post. If you start an unprovoked verbal attack on someone's console of choice, of course they're going to be a bit defensive.
what does "this holiday" mean. im english ad im about 2 start my summer holiday now. does it mean summer or octobre or wat.
They didn't say in what way it was 10 times larger. It could be 10 times larger just in the places you can and can't go to, which doesn't necessarily mean that it's 10 times more things to do mission wise. It's just more open space, because as you may remember from Fable, while it was kinda open, it was still somewhat linear in the way that you only ever had narrow paths to follow, and you couldn't even walk through most of what you saw. So it could very well be 10 times bigger, just not in the way you're thinking...
"promises a gameplay world which will be 10 times the size of the original". Yeah...right. Like I believe that for a second. Fable wasn't big, but if Fable 2 is 10 times the size of Fable, then it will take roughly 100 hours to do everything. Like I'm going to believe Molyneax or any of the development team...
Looks awesome... Ill be playing Gears 2 like crazy by the time it comes out! But im sure i can fit it in
Let's remember that this is a video game site and not a PS3 site or a 360 site or even a Wii site. Rejoice in the fact that we can all enjoy the fruits of these 3 systems. I didn't even mention the DS or PSP. We are living in what I consider the greatest time in the history of our favorite pasttime. Shut up and play.
PS3 is going to have a good year im stoked for MGS4 and resistance 2 but i think this will make me dust off my 360
Not too surprising. Glad to see the 360 has somewhat of a good year ahead of it. Though we'll see how it all turns out. Never played the first Fable, but I'm a CRPG can (Oblivion, Mass Effect, KOTOR) so I might give this a try. Though the XBLA thing is the worst get rich scheme ever. If they're not free for anybody and everybody who buys the game, then it's a rip off. And I really wouldn't put it past Microsoft to pull a stunt like that.
There the fanboys again, can't you just make a comment about a game without comparing who has the better line up?! Can't wait for this one, my RPGs of 08: Fallout 3, Fable 2! The rest, I'll just wait to see...
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