It might not be in the form of a wedding announcement, but I guess it will have to do. Lionhead Studios has officially announced that Fable III will ascend the throne in Holiday 2010.
The announcement was made during GamesCom, and while the existence (and inevitability) of a follow-up to Fable II, the best selling RPG on the Xbox 360, have been assumed for awhile, this is the first official word to come from the game’s developer.
Over the past few weeks, Lionhead’s official website has featured prominent historical figures including Abraham Lincoln, Che Guevara and Alexander the Great, each of which was accompanied by a personal quote representing each of their particular philosophies on power, revolution, and strife. The teaser campaign was meant to show the disparate paths that leaders throughout history have taken to obtain and maintain power.
This very idea sits at the heart of Fable III, as players will have to face a kingdom in peril, and make the necessary choices to ensure its survival. Fable creator Peter Molyneux said in an official statement:
“Though I can’t give too much away right now, players should expect to have to make much tougher choices with far wider consequences than ever before in Albion — and with many more interactive adventure elements.”
The game takes place 50 years after the events of Fable II, and players assume the role of the either the son or the daughter of that game’s hero. As the king or queen, it will be up to players to decide whether their kingdom will crumble or thrive.
Any preliminary thoughts on Fable III?