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E3 2011: Fable: The Journey continues the story in Albion, integrates Kinect

An excited Peter Molyneux took the stage at Microsoft’s press conference today to announce the next evolution in the land of Albion. Citing that Fable contained a “living, breathing world”, a trailer revealed that Albion was, once again, in trouble.


Above: No word if yelling “Giddyup!” at your Kinect will make your horse run faster.

The demo immediately following it presented Kinect’s integration with this latest iteration of this action RPG. Controlling a horse-drawn carriage via hand motions like an invisible set of reins followed by a series of encounters with enemy Hobbes revealed how different, but specific, hand motions translated to everything from melee attacks to area of effect type spells on large groups of enemies.

No specific release date was given other than a “2012” flashed at the end of the presentation.

June 8th, 2011

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11 comments

  • ChrisCultista - June 8, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    Dont care about Fable anymore, dont care about horses (Except Buttercup), dont care about Giddyup. Cheryll Del Rosario on the other hand...
  • db1331 - June 8, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    This looks just as dumb as every other on-rails Kinect game. Molyneux said in an interview on gametrailers that you would bond with your horse in this game like never before. I don't think even he believes the bullshit he says anymore.
  • DoctorCrazy - June 8, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    I was excited that the new Kinect games would actually be a totally new core gamer experience, but they all just look like boring on-rail games. Hopefully Ryse is something new.
  • NeelEvil - June 8, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    Even the Wii shovelware developers stopped doing on rails shooters, I'm surprised Lionhead are bothering. Also Fable's attempts at a "living, breathing world" are about as solid as diarrhea, but less desirable.
  • Markoose16 - June 8, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Fable 1, good game with potential. Fable 2, okay with potential. Fable 3, shit with potential. Fable: The Journey, pure shit with Kinect crap, it.must.be.BURNED. If Peter Molyneux stopped aiming his games for 5 year olds and actually made them for the mature audience the game is ESRB rated for they might actually be good. I think Fable more than any other game shows how bad 'dumbing down' can be for games.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - June 8, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    THat image is so derpy.
  • Tronto13 - June 8, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    I love fable and its universe and have played all the games to a crazy level (i even enjoyed the pub games!). I will probably get this as i love the fable series so much but i must admit im on edge about it... I can certainly understand why a lot of people are hating on it but then i am a bit of a Fable fanboy :)
  • GamingBear - June 8, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    I loved fable II even if it didnt do exactly what mr.molyneux said it would. Have been put off playing fable III after mixed reception and as for this... I fear the fable franchise has been ruined and it all looked so promising. Is this all an on rail shooter? sigh
  • Spybreak8 - June 9, 2011 1:39 a.m.

    This reminded me of Sorcery, the tech demo Sony showed off last E3, but then Sorcery didn't appear this year lol. I predict this will be a fun rental but that's about it.
  • TopNewt - June 11, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    ?
  • MatthewwithaC - June 15, 2011 5:20 a.m.

    Always have loved the fable series and enjoyed every moment of playing them, even fable 3. Despite my fan boy perspective I think this looks like shit. Oh and eff that stupid ass horse. Just give me a fable 4

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