Fable Heroes turns up on Xbox Live Marketplace

Monday, 5th March 2012 01:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft has accidentally outed Fable Heroes, a new direction for Lionhead’s fantasy universe, confirming weekend rumours.

A listing on the Xbox Live Marketplace shows a cartoony brawler.

A minecart ride mini-game is shown, along with a board game set up of some kind. Several Fable series hallmarks are also visible – some familiar Fable II faces, Fable III’s power-up chests, and even what may well be handholding.

Lionhead is listed as the developer, and the game features up to four player co-operative multiplayer both online and offline. We’ve grabbed the screens directly from the listing, and the official blurb is below:

“Fable Heroes is a fresh spin on the beloved Fable franchise in which up to 4 players play both cooperatively and competitively in this hack-and-slash adventure. Work together as heroes of Albion to defeat familiar foes and new enemies while collecting as many gold coins as possible to unlock upgrades, characters, and items in both this game and Fable: The Journey for Kinect for Xbox 360.”

Microsoft held a GDC event over the weekend, and more details are expected once a press embargo lifts.



  1. Thegaiden

    Anyone else thinking; Little Big Planet – The Hack’n'slash?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. mickey2002

    Seems to tacky to be like a enjoyable castle crashers clone.. :/ meh need to see some video of it etc thou to see whats what.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Henry

    @1 It’s really impressive that every 360-exclusive game can be related to a PS3 game by some people. I mean, how can these screenshots and descriptions make one thinks of LBP???

    Like @2, the first game came into my mind is Castle Crashers. 4p coop, hack-n-slash focused, etc.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. burrsalem

    I get the “hero doll” angle from the main games, but the dolls themselves really lack personality. I like the idea of a Fable XBLA beat-em’-up, but the visual design needs some work.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ge0force

    #1 I don’t see any sign of play-create-share on those screens.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. triggerhappy

    WHAT THE SHIT?!? Looks terrible. Lost all interest in fable now.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    Looks great! We need more fun local multiplayer games.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. daytripper

    meh, anything interesting from this showcase?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Joe Musashi

    From the screens and text this looks very uninspired. Fable meets SSBB meets Mario Party meets 4 Swords. Minus the headline characters that populate those games.

    I’d really like to see Microsoft step away from their modest cluster of IP and do something that talks to gamers rather than ticks a box on a demographic spreadsheet. Take some risks.


    #9 3 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    I like it, if it is like Castle Crasher, sing me up, i cannot have enough of this kind of game, that and that i like the fable series.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!


    Indeed! The Fable series has tons of charm and this looks like a fun take on the series.

    I guess some people are more concerned with statistics and some wanky ideal about what publishers should and shouldnt be doing with IP’s, than actually enjoying games.

    More fool them.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Bojangles

    Oh look. It’s the king of objectivity and impartiality again! Watch him lash out when you don’t subscribe to his one-company-sponsored view of things.

    That’s objectivity!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Gadzooks!

    Oh look its an idiot forum troll coming into a games conversation with nothing to say about games. Truly pathetic.

    #13 3 years ago
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    #14 3 years ago
  15. Bojangles

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    #15 3 years ago
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    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!


    Fans are nice and all, but find someone else to obsess about. Or, you know, talk about games instead of being a creepy stalker. That would be better for everyone.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    Need to see this in action, but it looks like a nice little departure from the usual Fable. I’m gonna assume you will be able to customize your dolls… Wasted opportunity otherwise.

    #18 3 years ago

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