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Lionhead Details Fable Legends Hero Rook

A new post on developer Lionhead's Fable Legends blog details one of Fable Legends' heroes, Rook.

In Fable Legends, rather than create their own hero, players take on the role of of a few pre-selected heroes and team up in groups of four. Rook appears to be your long-range hero, as a cross-bow is his main weapon.

According to the post, Rook is from the cold north of Albion, where he was a member of the Strangers, a group dedicated to guarding the south from the horrors of the Deadlands. Rook is, "believes in honor, justice and the sort of sensible short haircut required for hand-to-hand combat." In Legends, he is removed from his role in the Strangers and takes on the role of a hero in Albion. To read more about him head here.

For more on Fable Legends, including its announcement trailer, head here. For more on what we know about the game's economic model (it's still a mystery), head here.

Thanks to Cameron Johnson for the news tip!

[Source: Lionhead]

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  • fable legends will be the best game ever
  • I'm kind of disappointed, I prefer making my own characters. This is looking to be better than the past few titles, though. I love multiplayer. Am I the only person that gets really bored of singleplayer titles now-a-day?
  • "believes in honor, justice and the sort of sensible short haircut required for hand-to-hand combat." This kind of comedy is one of the reasons I really enjoy the fable series.
  • Just beat Fable Anniversary-which is a treasure. Replaying Fable II right now-which is gold despite the apathy from my peers. I plan to replay III afterwards-which is a blast, even though the internet hates its hand holding. As for Journey, no. Heroes, no. And now this Legends, well I am definitely very very intrigued. A 5 player MMO like service based model new-gen Fable game? It sounds unique. Also being a villian fighting 4 heroes or being a hero collaborating with others to take down a villian who creates obstacles along the way. It's almost Project Sparkish. I personally would have just rather had a Fable 4 done right but this could be fun and fun is good. Fable anything is ALMOST always good. I like Lionhead and their British madness. Here's to 2015 and the Xbox One. I'll be playing the Rook or some whatever archer character. Bows rule all. Ask Skyrim.
  • "In Fable Legends, rather than create their own hero, players take on the role of of a few pre-selected heroes and team up in groups of four." Massive TURN-OFF! And a typo.
  • yayyyy i got a news tip in :D
  • Will you be able to play this alone or will you need to fill out the group with other humans?
  • Will you be able to play this alone or will you need to fill out the group with other humans?

  • This sounds much like a form of Gauntlet for the original Xbox, does it not? I have to wonder how it might play and if there is more to just killing within dungeons and leveling up much like Gauntlet. Normally, I would say that I might not have given this game a chance but after hearing a little bit more on the play style, it might be a fun multiplayer diversion.

  • Welp, consider me disappointed. The main appeal for Fable to me was creating your own hero, now they've completely ditched that concept.
  • I've been playing Fable 3 lately and I have no idea why that game gets so much hate. Consider me interested in any new Fable at this point, as long as it maintains the combat and player influence on the world that the last 2 games had.
  • Generic bearded western RPG character #1038
  • sounds like tons of other generic pieces of ***. they lost me at general terms like "long ranged hero" and the fact that you have to build a team of four. Let me guess, one is a brawler/striker/close range guy, and then theres one that specializes in magic.......YAWN. Its been done a million times and only an idiot will invest in this without realizing its a common video game trope with the feigning Fable franchise painted over it.
  • can this be played off-line, or are they making it online only?
  • There's a demand for anything regarding that game? Or Fable in general these days?

  • He seems like your typical average goody 2 shoes Hero from Albion, but then again this is the first I've heard from him.

  • Eh, I had the most fun in Fable doing random sh*t to random npcs. Like trying to contract an STD by getting every hooker I could find in Fable 2 to have sex with me at the same time. I did it with 12 of them in one go, but still no STD. Or wooing people into marrying me in Fable 3 and then running outside the town and promptly murdering them to power up my weapon. This game doesn't look like it will support that kind of fun from what I have seen so far.

  • if i can make my own hero/villain. there no point in getting this.

    i miss the single/co-op ones. where they can interact with your world and so on.

  • "Rook is from the cold north of Albion, where he was a member of the Strangers, a group dedicated to guarding the south from the horrors of the Deadlands" Sounds familiar hmmm..like a show on HBO possibly based on a book.
  • This makes me sad. I loved creating my own character. I know you didnt get to completly create your player but still you could do a little of it. But I do love this franchise and will trust them.

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