Fable: Rumors, what we know, what we expect

Fable

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Fable

On his sister's birthday, a young boy's village of Oakvale is raided by bandits; killing the boy's entire family. An old Hero, Maze, rescues the boy, seeing great potential in him; Maze trains the boy to become a Hero at the Heroes' Guild. Years pass; after honing his skills, Maze informs the Hero of a blind seeress living among a bandit camp near Oakvale, and advises the Hero to infiltrate the bandit camp. To the Hero's surprise, the blind seeress is actually his older sister Theresa who was taken in by Twinblade, a former Hero and the present Bandit King. After a showdown with Twinblade, the Hero is given the choice of killing or sparing the bandit.

Later on in the Hero's life, after he has gained more recognition among the people of Albion, he is invited to fight in the Arena, where he meets the legendary Hero named Jack of Blades, who runs the arena battles. As a final challenge, Jack pits the Hero against his rival, which was also once his childhood friend/room-mate back in the Guild - Whisper; when the Hero defeats her he may kill or spare her.

The Hero learns that Jack of Blades himself destroyed Oakvale during the Hero's childhood; aided by Theresa, the Hero discovers his mother alive in Bargate Prison. The Hero is captured in the rescue attempt and spends a year or more in the prison before finally escaping. Maze is revealed to be a traitor and working with Jack. Maze kidnaps Theresa. After defeating Maze, the Hero is led into a final confrontation with Jack where his mother is killed. Jack reveals that The Sword of Aeons can only be wielded if it receives the blood of Archon. The Sword of Aeons is said to be a very powerful sword of destruction. Upon the death of their mother, the Hero and Theresa are the only two remaining descendants of Archon, and if Jack destroys them both the sword will be even more powerful. After defeating Jack, the Hero must choose whether to keep the Sword of Aeons by killing his sister, or cast it away forever into a portal created by Jack of Blades' death.

Depending on the Hero's alignment and the player's choice of using or destroying the sword, there are a total of four different endings. Once the ending credits roll, players can resume their games.

In The Lost Chapters special edition, the story continues. After the defeat of Jack, the Hero must find passage to the Northern Wastes to aid a legendary hero named Scythe in stopping an unknown great evil from returning. Should the hero have discarded the Sword of Aeons he will have the opportunity to gain the sword "Avo's Tear", a sword of similar design and equal power but that holds a light alignment rather than dark. Avo is said to be a god that represents the light side alignment. After a series of quests revolving around this new evil, it is learned that Jack of Blades has returned. He must then defeat Jack of Blades a second time, Jack having returned from the dead in the form of a dragon. Upon the death of Jack, the hero then uses Jack's mask to capture Jack's soul, with Scythe telling him that the battle is not over and that he must destroy the mask. The hero then has the final choice of putting on the mask - being consumed by Jack in the process - or destroying it, along with Jack, forever.

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Fable: Rumors, what we know, what we expect

Adored for its humor and its enchanting universe, the Fable saga is among the most popular on the Xbox side. Alas, the franchise imagined by Peter Molyneux has not returned to the front of the stage for more than 11 years. But this absence will soon be filled with this new opus developed by Playground Games.

It was during a showcase dedicated to the Xbox Series X that Microsoft unveiled the first images of Fable in September 2020. A simple teaser that clearly didn't tell us much about the action-RPG created by the developers of Forza Horizon .

 

A story to rewrite

After three first games remembered and promises not always kept by the very controversial Peter Molyneux, the saga of the defunct Lionhead Studios got lost along the way. As a point of no return, we can highlight the brutal cancellation of the free-to-play Fable Legends in 2016. A sad fate that will even lead to the outright closure of the British studio. After this tragic announcement, Microsoft had stored the saga at the bottom of an obscure cupboard.

However, hope is reborn because after 10 long years spent on Forza Horizon , Playground Games is working on a new Fable. There will be no question of a sequel but of a reboot qualified as a "new start" by the developers. For the moment, no details have filtered about the scenario of this episode. However, the teaser demonstrates that the humorous tone of previous games will be retained, and the voiceover hints that we'll be free to choose our own path. But other than that, it's impossible to say anything.

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Adventure with a capital A

It is also very difficult to guess the content that will be offered to us in this new generation Fable . But since the talented teams at Playground Games are in charge, we can make some obvious guesses. Already, we should be dealing with a relatively large open-world in which the player will be free to roam. With every Forza Horizon boasting a gigantic sandbox, that formula shouldn't change with Fable .

In addition, the description present under the trailer invites us to explore "a universe filled with fantastic creatures and wonderful places" . Exploration should therefore occupy an important part of this epic. This fourth Fable will also have to be inspired by Skyrim , The Witcher 3 , The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and other Elden Ring which have all marked their era on the open world RPG side. We can thus expect many heavily scripted quests.

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A lot of assumptions while waiting for concrete

Obviously, we will have to wait for the first in-game images to learn about the combat system or even the gameplay itself. Weapons for hand-to-hand combat, those for inflicting damage from a distance or even magic should make a comeback to allow us to defeat the opponents encountered by our avatar. However, Playground will have to modernize the handling and why not add some innovations to it in order to set Fable apart from the competition.

We also expect a graphic slap worthy of the name on Xbox Series X. The English studio has always been at the forefront of technology and their latest production, Forza Horizon 5 , is the perfect example. So, the RPG could repurpose the ForzaTech engine that truly works wonders on the racing game series. But again, we will have to wait until a proper presentation of the title to get an idea.

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A fable soon ready to be told?

The teaser was also unable to reveal a date or even a release period. And information from March 2022 does not make us really optimistic about the rapid launch of the game. Indeed, Playground Games would encounter difficulties during development because of its inexperience in RPGs. Animations, scripts and the quest system were until now elements little or not used at all by the studio. The production time would have been revised upwards to overcome these new constraints.

The only thing set in stone for now is the fact that Fable will be released on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Let's hope for a little presentation during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase which will take place on June 12th .

Is Fable a good video game?

Yes Fable is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 87%. Any good gamer must have played Fable at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!

Can I play Fable with my friends?

No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for Fable, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!

Is Fable available on multiple platforms?

No, the game Fable is currently only available on Xbox. We hope that Big Blue Box development studio will release the game on other consoles soon, even if nothing is planned for the moment!

Is Fable a recent game?

No, Fable is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Sep 14th 2004, 19 years 5 months 19 days ago.
Fable has been released on Xbox.

Is there an official website for Fable?

Yes Fable has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Fable?

No, according to our information, Fable does not yet have a forum or subreddit clearly identified to the community. However, it is possible that you can find one by searching on your favorite search engine, which we invite you to do! You can also look at social networks, indeed many groups exist for example on Facebook to allow communities to exchange between enthusiasts.

Is Fable compatible with VR?

No, Fable is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Fable have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
Fable 1 (Alternative spelling)

What are similar games to Fable?

Fable is a game similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dishonored, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pillars of Eternity, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dark Souls, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Persona 5 and Rogue Galaxy, if you liked Fable, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!