Tag Archives: fable 2
Mon, Sep 22, 2008 | 20:53 BST
Peter Molyneux’s told Videogamer that Fable II is gold.
This is after he proclaimed the game “finished” at E3, obviously.
Is it actually, properly done now?
“It is as of 7pm last night,” said Big Pete. “We are now officially gold. It’s released to manufacturing. Fable is absolutely finished and done and dusted.
“There’s a lot of people here who are going to want to celebrate. And I’ll be honest with you, the reason I have to go at six is because we’re all off down the pub.”
More through the link.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 20:39 BST
Over at Kotaku. As you can see from the images through the link, your Fable II character can take many forms.
You can also put on make-up, wear jewellery, hairstyles: the lot. In fact, you could do all this in the first Fable, so we’re not really seeing the wow factor of this particular revelation. However, the pictures do look amazing and suffice to say we want this one bad.
Look out for our Peter Molyneux interview with questions by you, coming soon.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 12:42 BST
Well, some of them, anyway. We’ve got a one-on-one with Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux in London today, and we’re going to hand some of the questions over to you. What do you want to know?
Fable II’s out on October 24. It’s been years in the making. It’s one of 360′s biggest hitters for Christmas 2008, and one of the most prominent RPGs this year. You must want to know something.
So tell us. We’re doing the interview at 6pm BST. It may well be embargoed until launch, as the Denis Dyack chat was, but we’ll let you know about that when we get back later.
Mon, Sep 01, 2008 | 15:30 BST
Hilarious. Peter Molyneux’s given Fable II a 9/10, speaking in the latest issue of UK mag Xbox World 360.
“I’d rate it a 9 out of 10,” he said.
“It’s the best, most complete game I’ve ever worked on. The look is perfect, the interface is fantastic. It’s a role-playing game, but where are all the f***ing icons? Aren’t you supposed to be cluttering the screen up with mini-maps and the like? Not us.
“RPGs are one of the most complex game types there are,” added Molyneux. “But for me, the idea of being who I want to be and my character being different to yours, well, I think is one of the coolest genres of game.”
More through the link. Go, Peter.
Sun, Aug 31, 2008 | 10:47 BST
Lionhead Studio’s Sam Van Tilburgh has told Kotaku at PAX that Fable 2 is on the verge of final master. Which is odd, seeing at Big Pete proclaimed the game as “finished” at E3.
“We have one or two bugs that are keeping us from going gold,” Van Tilburgh said.
In addition, Van Tilburgh said that the game’s official site is to soon contain a web-based game for gathering pre-launch Fable 2 gold, much like the recently released XBLA pub games. From this piece:
When the game’s official website relaunches it will include a web game or two that allows you to earn Fable 2 gold and unlock goodies like dye pots and a chicken suit for the game. All told, gamers will be able to unlock six to seven special items through the website, Van Tilburgh said. You can also earn coin through the games.
Game’s out at the end of October.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 | 10:34 BST
“If you are wondering about a ‘much talked about’ exploit, just ignore it (and know that a patch is on the way),” reads the post.
So don’t try and make as much money as you can in order to help you when the game is released in October, just ignore it. Right.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 | 10:22 BST
The Tales of Albion, a site set up to fill you in on the Fable II back story, has been updated to reveal a new section called ‘Fall of the Heroes’.
The story is about a young hero who graduates from Albion’s Heroes Guild and charts his subsequent adventures. Be warned though, it’s not a happy ending, apparently.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 | 17:08 BST
In the wake of July’s NPD figures, we thought we’d look at just how well the ‘big three’ have fared over the last seven months by tallying all hardware data for 2008.
We all know Nintendo is having a fantastic year, but just how well is Wii doing?
Microsoft and Sony are fighting their own high-def battle, but how big is the margin between the two, and who has the lead?
After the drop.
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 | 20:05 BST
Speaking to Eurogamer, Lionhead’s explained how you’ll be able to get the money from Fable II’s pre-release XBLA games into the RPG itself.
Simply, you play with a character in the XBLA games and when you access your gold from Fable II itself, you kind of fuse your XBLA character and in-game hero.
Read it through there. It’s easier. The three gambling games are out on Live tomorrow.
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 | 23:07 BST
According to this Microsoft press release, Fable II’s been confirmed for an October 21 launch in the US.
Europe will get the RPG on October 24.
The rest of the world will see the game in the “coming months.”
The three pre-launch XBLA games – Fortune’s Tower, Keystone and Spinnerbox – will be available on August 13.
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 | 16:10 BST
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 | 07:30 BST
Speaking to Eurogamer at E3 last week, Lionhead’s Peter Molyneux admitted that a future MMO project may be on the cards.
“I have been looking at MMOs,” he said. “I love the interaction, and I’m fascinated by the idea of really feeling secure and cool enough to actually do it.”
Molyneux was speaking after telling the show’s Microsoft press conference that anticipated RPG Fable II is now complete.
Don’t do it, Peter. World o’ pain.
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 | 07:34 BST
Joystiq reckons it heard several Lionhead staffers say that the main quest in Fable II will be around 12 hours long.
They do stress, however, that that’s just the main story, not the sum total of every side quest and all the other stuff we’re looking forward to doing. Like working out ways to kill our friends’ wives, and things of that nature.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 10:05 BST
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 07:26 BST
On Kotaku. The RPG was shown in the Microsoft E3 press conference last night, and was declared as “finished” by Peter Molyneux. Have a look.
Mon, Jul 14, 2008 | 22:25 BST
Speaking at the ongoing Microsoft E3 press conference Peter Molyneux has just confirmed that Fable II is both complete and will be out in “October this year.”
This announcement came at the end of a relatively short presentation where Peter showed us how he could take his friend on Xbox Live over to see his wife in the game.
Only three months to go now.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 20:47 BST
Over at the Fable 2 Development Blog, Fable 2 community head “Sam” wasn’t too shy about hyping Lionhead’s latest Greatest RPG Ever.
“E3, next week,” he wrote. “A lot is going to be happening. You’ll just have to wait and see what exactly, but if any of you say ‘this wasn’t worth it’ I will chase you and burn down your house.”
Yeah, did we mention he’s been working crunch time lately? We’re pretty sure he’s actually housebroken most of the time.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 11:43 BST
According to this UK OXM piece, Stephen Fry has voiced one of the Fable 2 characters.
Apparently Fry plays a “legendary hero with a villainous streak,” but there’s no more detail through the link.
The info’s from a piece in the mag, which is out today.
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 | 06:50 BST
Mon, Jul 07, 2008 | 19:59 BST
Hot on the heels of the announcement that Fable II’s pre-release pub games – Fortune’s Tower, Keystone and Spinnerbox – will hit Live in August comes three shots of the gambling titles.
They’re on IGN. Don’t look like any pub we’ve ever been to. See for yourself.