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Fable Legends announced for Xbox One - first screenshots right here

Microsoft has announced Fable Legends for Xbox One, offering players the chance to explore Albion in a group of four adventurers, whether as one player with computer allies or a team of four humans co-operating via Xbox Live.

The game will allow you to either play as a hero or as a villain, and will also incorporate SmartGlass functionality. This will not only add a second screen for easy map and inventory access, but will allow a second player to play as a villain while the main Xbox One controller is being used by another player in the same room to play as a hero. The 'villain' will be able to place enemies for the hero to defeat, as well as triggering traps and environmental hazards. The villain player will also be able to tell his minions when and how to attack.

The game will run on Unreal Engine 4, which means the game should look sensational, as these first screenshots confirm.The game is being developed by Lionhead, although now without the supervision of series creator, Peter Molyneux. The game will feature traditional RPG elements such as skill trees, loot and gold, but will now offer the ability to combine magic attacks and skills in real-time. 

A release date has not been specified for Fable Legends, although it has not appeared on the official list of launch games for Xbox One so don't expect it to arrive before Christmas.

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13 comments

  • RavensPoet - August 20, 2013 6:34 p.m.

    After reading some more up on IGN about the game... I am actually excited for this. It seems they may have finally gotten the classic pen and paper DnD formula into a video game and to me, this looks really cool. Can't wait to hear more about it
  • g1rldraco7 - August 20, 2013 6:02 p.m.

    No comment
  • shawksta - August 20, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    Honestly, Better than that stupid MMO idea This sounds great, reminds me of Zelda Four Sword Adventures on Gamecube. Im on board as long as they make it a real quality experience, nothing like The Journey or that Puppet 4 player game
  • usmovers_02 - August 20, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    When will this franchise finally die? F1 was a GREAT game. Didn't deliver all it's promises but it was still REALLY good (and still is to this day). F2 is a fine game but it really isn't Fable. F3 continues in the direction of F2. I want to see a proper sequel to F1.
  • RavensPoet - August 20, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    Did they say if they were going to have any vids of it available? Or just these few pics?
  • GR_JustinTowell - August 20, 2013 6:19 a.m.

    Just the pics so far. We'll show you a vid as soon as we get one.
  • winner2 - August 20, 2013 5:56 a.m.

    I'll probably buy it, it sounds like it could be fun. I don't care about the fable name anymore because I feel it truly died with 3, but that doesn't mean this wont be fun.
  • shawksta - August 20, 2013 11 a.m.

    Died is a harsh word, the major concept on the fable series was enhanced ten fold on 3, but i agree undermining other things for it was a bad idea
  • Frieza - August 20, 2013 5:56 a.m.

    This game looks and sounds nothing like a Fable game. Skill trees? Shields? Generic looking goblin and ogre enemies? Are you guys SURE this is a Fable game?
  • BladedFalcon - August 20, 2013 5:45 a.m.

    Wow, So Microsoft really has no fucking clue what to do with the Fable license anymore, do they? You might as well have called this something else at this point, really. Either way, Multiplayer-only? consider me automatically unexcited from the get go XD
  • GR_JustinTowell - August 20, 2013 5:54 a.m.

    It's not multiplayer only - you're always in a team of four, though. the CPU plays as anyone not controlled by a human. Like Left 4 Dead. But with fewer zombies. And more acorns.
  • RavensPoet - August 20, 2013 6:14 a.m.

    "Like Left 4 Dead. But with fewer zombies. And more acorns." Hahaha! Any new Fable game always piques my interest :)
  • Swedish_Chef - August 20, 2013 6:16 a.m.

    Also keeping up with the Left 4 Dead analogy there's a director that controls the enemies, only in this game you actually get to play as it. It sounds like it could be pretty good if handled well, but I do agree the complete shift in gameplay/design does give the impression of it seeming like a Fable "in name only" game and it's hard not to feel disappointed.

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