Old news, Peter Molyneux has left Lionhead Studios to join a new start up 22 Cans. I think it’s a good thing, as a) I just never liked the Fable series and b) I feel like they just had to keep creating Fable sequels instead of doing new and interesting things, which is what Mr. Molyneux is best at. Anyway, really enjoyed watching these videos. I want to play Populous again.
Also, this is the second video I’ve seen in the past couple of months showcasing an entrepreneur talking about how, when they were younger, they tricked their friends into working for them doing some sort of yard work while they sat back and got all the money. This rubs me the wrong way for some reason. “I’ve just always been much smarter then everyone else, I’m such a great business person and this funny allegory about me being a dick to my friends just proves it! Hahahaha.” I don’t know why this bothers me so much, I wasn’t a victim of anything like this. I sold golf balls lost in the rough back to golfers, but no one employed me to do this.
Fable II: Game Episodes is the full version of Fable II chopped up into five pieces, and the first episode is available today, for free! Once the first episode is completed, players can download additional episodes as they please. If you haven’t checked out Fable II, now is a great time to do it.
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…
Peter Molyneux announced two new features for Fable 2 this week at the GDC. This first and most radical is co-op play. At any time you can jump into a friends single player game, play for awhile, and leave, keeping all the items and experience you get. I love co-op play and games, and that pretty much sealed the deal for me, I really want this game now.
The other feature is eh, whatever…a few weeks prior to the release of Fable 2, Lionhead will release a XBLA game. This game will feature all sorts of gambling mini games.All the money you earn in the games can then be transfered over to your character in Fable 2 once it’s released. Apparently the only way you can earn money in the game is to either work for it, or win it by gambling. I mean, I guess that makes sense right, because yeah why do monsters have gold on them or whatever, but just because it’s more realistic does that make it more fun? I have no clue.