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Fable Legends

Heroes Unite In Lionhead Studio's Newest RPG
by Ben Reeves on Aug 20, 2013 at 01:06 AM
Platform Xbox One, PC
Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
Developer Lionhead Studios

Fables Legends isn’t an MMO; it’s an online game where teams of four can leave their mark on the world of Albion.

Lionhead Studio's Fable series has been about progressing through time and watching how your actions effect and change the world around you, but the studio's newest Fable title goes back in time to explore a world full of myth a legend. The game is running on Unreal 4 and looks lush and vivid, but also retains the classic cartoonish Fable art style.

Players start the game in the town of Brightlodge where you can participate in the usual Fable distractions of playing minigames, seducing barmaids, and discover new quests.Once you're ready to tackle some quests, you can join a team of adventurers. You can have up to three AI controlled companions in your party, but the game will probably be more fun if you jump online and have three friends join your quest instead.

Our quest was to find the mystical Moon on a Stick. Legend has it that the Moon on a Stick was a rare piece of rock that so many children have wished on that it has taken some mystical powers and their wishes have come true. Our adventurers are on a quest to find this artifact and use it to save the world.

The unique wrinkle to Fable Legends' gameplay is that fellow online friends can also play as the game's villains. During online battles, a real life player can manage the attacks and placement of enemies, and using RTS-like strategies try to overwhelm the heroes actions.

"Fable is often about sharing an experience," says game director Dave Eckelberry. We watched as a couple heroes attacked a group of goblins in an open battlefield while a mage watched their backs from a higher platform. Players will have to work together if they want to survive the villains overwhelming attacks. Check out the first batch of assets as well as an announcement trailer below.

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Xbox One, PC