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  • Fable II was supposed to look as though it was "done by Ridley Scott"

    Lionhead technical art boss Ian Lovett has told Eurogamer that Fable II’s original “visual mission statement” was that it was to be like Fable, “but done by Ridley Scott”. “The idea behind that is that Microsoft understand Ridley Scott, they understand that this means that we wanted to mature the franchise a little bit. Not […]

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  • Molyneux: "I'm not a PR man"

    Peter Molyneux’s said that frankness over Fable II’s flaws has landed him in hot water with Microsoft, but defended himself by saying he’s just being honest. “The point is I’m not a PR man,” he told Videogamer. “I’m just a developer. And when you sit down opposite people, people like yourself, and they look you […]

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  • Fable II's gold, says Molyneux

    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 […]

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  • Six new Fable II pics show character customisation

    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. […]

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  • VG247 interviews Peter Molyneux today - you ask the questions

    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 […]

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  • Molyneux: Fable II's a "9 out of 10"

    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 […]

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  • Fable II "hours" from gold, new pre-launch money-grabbing method revealed

    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 […]

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  • Fable 2 Pub Games to be patched

    A post on the Lionhead Blog reports that the unlimited money bug in Fable II Pub Games is set to be patched. “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 […]

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  • Tales of Albion site updated

    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 […]

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  • NPD to date for 2008: Wii whitewashes while 360 and PS3 thrash it out

    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 […]

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  • Lionhead explains Fable 2 money transfers from XBLA games

    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 […]

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  • Fable II confirmed for October 21 launch

    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 […]

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  • Molyneux: Three more Fable games planned

    Speaking in the GameTrailers interview after the break, Peter Molyneux confirms that Lionhead has plans for another three Fable games. “We’ve got plans for Fable three, four and five,” he says, adding, “it’s actually a big story arc.” See for yourself. It’s around the 5.10 mark. Thanks X3F.

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  • Molyneux "looking at MMOs"

    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 […]

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  • Fable II main story 12 hours long

    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 […]

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  • Loads of new Fable II footage pops up

    IGN again. The game is looking more atmospheric and charming by the minute, we think. The best news of all is it’s coming out in October. You know what to do. By Mike Bowden

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  • New in-game Fable 2 screens released

    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.

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  • Fable II is finished, out October, says Molyneux

    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 […]

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  • Epic things in store for Fable 2 at E3

    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 […]

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  • Stephen Fry joins Fable 2 cast

    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.

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Fable 2 Latest

  • Fable II Collector’s Edition box art published

    On TalkingAboutGames. In case you missed it last night, Fable II’s pre-release pub games are coming to Live in August, and the Collector’s Edition is going to cost $80.

  • Fable II pub game images released

    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.

  • Fable II Collector’s Edition detailed

    As well as confirming Fable II’s pre-release pub games for an August release today, Microsoft and Lionhead have also revealed that the RPG’s Collector’s Edition is to cost $80. The super-version will include extra in-game content, although quite what this is isn’t confirmed as yet. From the press release: Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios also […]

  • Confirmed: Fable II pre-release money games for August release

    Fable II’s pre-release pub games are to hit Live this August, Lionhead’s announced. You get access to them by pre-ordering the game, and will be able to mass gold for use in the full title when it hits later this year. “The final names of the Xbox LIVE Arcade Fable II Pub Games (which will […]

  • Lionhead fills out Fable 2 lore on official site

    Lionhead’s released a bunch of information on the official Fable 2 site about the RPG’s back-story. Hit this to check out the firm’s “Tales of Albion” site. Be warned: you need to install Silverlight to be able to see it. The 360 exclusive’s out towards the end of the year.

  • New Fable 2 screenshots released

    Lionhead has released some new fantastic looking Fable 2 screenshots and Gamersyde has them. There are some old ones in there too, but we don’t mind. What are you waiting for? Fable 2 will be released on Xbox 360 later this year. By Mike Bowden

  • Fable 2 dialogue: 370,000 words recorded

    According to this CVG piece, Lionhead’s now recorded over 370,000 words of Fable 2 dialogue. The audio’s been recorded by London-based firm, Side. “Four of Side’s voice directors ensured that all performances harmonised perfectly with Fable II’s idiosyncratic world and captured the complexities of its inhabitants,” said the company in a statement. “The voice recording […]

  • Fable 2 rumoured for October

    This Gamespot report has rumoured Fable 2 for an October released, in a kind of two and two makes five scenario. Firstly, Peter Molyneux’s now told the site that the RPG will release “when the evenings draw in, and it gets a little chilly, but not very chilly at night.” Secondly, the dev lead’s shown […]

  • New Fable 2 dev diary released

    On GamersHell. There’s in-game footage in there and loads of tired men talking about what they’re going to do when the game finally ships. There’s lots of stuff in there about art, style, and so on.

  • Dickensian Fable 2 goes Oliver – movie

    That’s what it is. We couldn’t put a finger on it. The art style for upcoming RPG Fable 2′s straight off planet Dickens. We like it a bit more now. New movie showing some of the RPG’s characters after the link, and yes, this one is actually new. You can find words and details of […]

  • New Fable 2 shots released

    Microsoft just put out three new Fable 2 screens. They’re pretty. So why aren’t we feeling it? After the break.

  • Get yourself in Fable 2

    Seriously. See here. You need to send a photo of yourself into the bods at Lionhead before June 4 and there’s a chance you could get out into upcoming RPG Fable 2. Make sure you read the small print, apparently.

  • New Fable 2 screenshots released

    CVG has some new Fable 2 screenshots for our viewing pleasure. Well, new-ish. There’s some old stuff in there, but don’t let that spoil your day. Fable 2 is that Xbox 360 exclusive RPG made by Peter Molyneux’s Lionhead, in case you didn’t know. The game arrives this ‘holiday’. By Mike Bowden

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Fable 2 previews

    You either love it or hate it, and most people love it, so take the time to gen up on Lionhead’s fantasy RPG before it ships this “holiday”. Molyneux showed the game to the press at the Microsoft Gamer’s Day in San Francisco yesterday, and the reaction was good, from the quick skim we’ve had […]

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Actions have consequences in Fable 2

    Having recently made the trip over to Lionhead in Guildford to see Fable 2, Danish site Xboxlife tells of how your actions at the start of your journey in the game could have dramatic consequences for entire towns later on. “Actions that you make early in the game can affect large parts of the town […]

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Fable 2 script penned by Hollywood writers

    According to Danish site Xboxlife, the dialogue for Fable 2 was written by top Hollywood scriptwriters. “One of the main focus points in the game has been the dialogue,” said the site, translated by your friends here at videogaming247. “This time round the story and dialogue has been written by professional Hollywood writers to make […]

  • MS Gamer’s Day: More Fable 2 shots and art

    Missed these earlier. XboxLife.dk’s published a ruck of new screens and artwork from Fable 2, and very pretty it looks too. Take a look.

  • MS Gamer’s Day: New Fable 2 movie released

    Kotaku’s got it. And yep, the dog’s in it. The environments look good enough to make us wish we lived up a mountain. Go see.

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Ton of new Fable 2 shots

    IGN’s published a load of new Fable 2 media now the Microsoft Gamer’s Day’s underway in San Francisco, thankfully plenty more than had previously been leaked. There’s some lovely art there as well, so go see.

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Fable 2 moved to “holiday”

    As seen in this press release, Fable 2 is now listed by Microsoft as a “holiday” release, as opposed to the previous “autumn”. The release was issued at the start of the Microsoft Gamer’s Day in California, which is now ongoing. See all our coverage here.

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Three new Fable games planned

    According to this NeoGaf post, Lionhead has plans for a further three games in the Fable series. The news comes from a viewing of Fable 2 in Guildford in the last few weeks, and is just the latest in the string of leaks about games to be shown in San Francisco at the Microsoft’s Gamer’s […]

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Fable 2 screens emerge, new details

    Banjo and Viva shots were “released” days early, so why stop there? New shots and details of Fable 2 popped up last night, ahead of Microsoft’s San Franciscan Gamer’s Day today. According to NeoGaf post, the mini-map’s been dropped to be replaced with the GPS-style system used in GTA, and the RPG will include eight […]

  • “Big-ish” Fable 2 news next week

    According to Lionhead’s official Fable 2 blog, next week’s going to be worth watching if you’re hankering for more on the developer’s RPG sequel. “A lot is happening,” said aspokesperson. “If you are anxious to find out something new about Fable 2, I suggest you make sure you’ve got access to the internet, next week! […]

  • New Fable 2 shots released

    Kotaku’s got a couple of new Fable 2 screens here. Apparently the sixth episode of the RPG’s dev diary has been submitted for upload to Xbox Live, so we should see it sooner rather than later, and will focus on “art and the hero”. We’ll bring you word when it goes live.

  • Microsoft Spring Showcase 2008 next month

    Kombo’s reporting that Microsoft’s Spring Showcase 2008 will be held in the US next month. Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Ninja Gaiden 2 and other stuff we’re sworn to secrecy about will be there, so this is definitely one to look out for.

  • Players will have a “rough ride” with Fable 2 Achievements, says Molyneux

    Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Lionhead chief Peter Molyneux has hinted that making those Gamer Points in Fable 2 isn’t going to be as cut and dry as many would like. “They’re going to have some rough rides with those Achievements,” he said. “That’s another currency that I can use to make you […]

  • Molyneux confirms two more “Fable-compatible” XBLA games

    Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has confirmed that Keystone is not the only XBLA game that will allow players to amass Fable money outside of Fable 2. Molyneux announced at GDC that Keystone, a Carbonated Games title, would feature the ability to gamble for cash that could then be transferred into Fable 2. Wizard’s Tower and […]

  • Fable 2 for “late autumn at the earliest”

    Despite Fable 2 being listed as a May 30 release by Play.com yesterday, the game will not be released until the end of the year. “Peter was saying at GDC that Fable 2 won’t be released until late autumn at the earliest,” a source told videogaming247. Remember what Phil says, readers: don’t believe everything you […]

  • Play.com dates Fable 2 for May 30

    Play.com is listing Fable 2 as a May 30 release. According to a leaflet handed out at Play.com Live in London last weekend, the game has been granting a PEGI rating of 16+, but Fable 2 isn’t listed on PEGI’s site. Microsoft hasn’t announced a date for Molyneux’s Xbox 360 RPG as yet, but we’re […]

  • That was the news – Week 8, 2008: Unconvincing GDC governed by two main themes: flux and fear

    Last week’s GDC was a strange affair that threw up more questions than answers. While it carried the predicted unveiling of Gears of War 2 and a Microsoft keynote holding traditional big hitters such as Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden II, the event’s main speech’s message was by no means “the norm”. Yes, the blood, […]