Fable III Announced
Lionhead’s Peter Molyneux announce Fable III this morning at Germany’s Gamescom. This time around, instead of being a hero, players will become the king (or queen) of Albion and rule over the land, choosing to be either a kindhearted ruler or ruthless tyrant. For the first half of the game, players will be working to overthrow the current tyrant king, gaining support from the masses by promising all kinds of great stuff (I’m guessing stuff like free snack machines, tax cuts or universal health care). The second half of the game involves either keeping, or breaking, all those promises.
Molyneux also revealed that Fable II is to be re-released as an episodic, pay-per-chapter title (broken up into five chapters). The new version will be available on September 29. The first chapter is free, and at the end you’ll be given the option to pay to download the next chapter. I don’t know why they would do something like this, way after the fact, seeing as how the full game is relatively cheap now ($34.99 used at Gamestop, probably cheaper on eBay).
Below is a disappointingly short Fable III trailer…