Fable III Nears Completion

Cast your mind back a year ago, when you might have felt a large time gap in your day-to-day routine. This was quite possibly because you had just finished your hunt for the last of those pesky gargoyles in Lionhead's impossibly addictive Fable II and it was time to come to terms with the fact that you had finished the game. Whether or not you then had to attend Albionics Anonomous meetings is your business, not mine, but rest easy, for rumour has it that the production Fable III is drawing near an end, and soon enough you will once again be roaming the lands of Albion, but as its ruler.

You might already have a basic idea on what Fable III is going to be about, but for those who don't, you're going to play the child of your Fable II hero (if you have a Fable II saved game, of course) who has become the ruler of Albion, but has since been murdered for the throne. It is therefore your quest as his heir, during the first half of the game, to take back the kingdom that is rightfully yours from this tyrant. In the second half, you're going to go about having an awesome time as the actual ruler, making difficult moral decions which will shape your appearance, personality and even your entire kingdom dramatically! I know, I can't wait either!

And indeed, Peter Molyneux (the creator) has announced that, just a year and a few months since the release of Fable II and after only announcing it in Gamescom last summer, that the completion of the Fable III is not at all far off and that he and his team at Lionhead Studios are now performing the final stages of development on it. So, maybe his predicted but unrealistic sounding planned release date of late 2010 was not too far from the truth. Now to just sit and twiddle our thumbs as we wait for some gameplay footage to follow this original teaser trailer.

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Wed, 02/17/2010 - 17:18

Just a quick update: That gameplay footage I said we'd have to 'twiddle out thumbs' and wait for is actually going to be with us sooner than I thought; in next weeks 'X10' event to be exact! Along with such games as 'Halo: Reach,' Fable III is going to be officially unveiled by Peter Molyneux himself, who claims that some of the things he is to be revealing  will displease certain fans. This has led to some assuming that the game may be entirely 'Natal,' but we won't properly know until Febuary 11.

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