A new chapter
Need to spice up your life with a bit of harmless evil? Fable Legends, an upcoming four-player co-op hack 'n slash game, might just scratch your itch. In it, you can play either as one of four would-be heroes, or as the villain whose job is to stop them.
As the villain, you use a top-down view to place traps and spawn monsters in hopes of destroying those who dare to venture in your territory. It seems to play out like a tower defense game against actual player-controlled opponents, so you have to be super strategic about your obstructive plans.
As for the heroes on the good side, four players can embark on a co-op adventure in the name of loot and glory. This looks almost like a gauntlet-style dungeon crawler, where each character adheres to a traditional RPG archetype (warrior, mage, etc.). The four players must combine their abilities to overcome big monsters and score big cash rewards. Let's be real, though: playing as the villain sounds a lot more fun.
Be sure to check out the following slides for additional information about Fable Legends.
Winter is a playable hero that can freeze enemies--bet you didn't see that coming. Still, pretty cool!
Bright Lodge is described as the "social heart" of Fable Legends. It'll act as a sort of quest hub.
In Bright Lodge, you can run around and recruit people to join you in your quest.
Behold, the interface for playing as the villain. Looks a lot like a tower defense game.
This is one of the many ancient ruins you'll explore during your co-op quest. Very pretty.