Riveting action-adventure, blockbuster storytelling, and a star-studded voice cast await those who heed the call to become a hero

 

Change the course of history in the revolutionary journey of a lifetime in “Fable III,” the Xbox 360 exclusive launching in North America today from Microsoft Game Studios and Lionhead Studios. Embarking on a path that leads you from idealistic revolutionary to the pinnacle of power as King or Queen of Albion, “Fable III” features edge-of-your-seat drama, heart-racing action and thrilling adventures, making it a must-have game this holiday season.

 

“What we’ve done in ‘Fable III’ is evolve storytelling in games to create an immersive world that combines action, adventure, humor and drama that fans of all walks of life will enjoy,” said Peter Molyneux, creative director of Lionhead Studios. “We’re putting the power into your hands as you rise from rebel to ruler. Whether you rule with benevolence or an iron fist, the whole world is at your disposal and you’ll feel the consequences of your actions like never before.”

 

In “Fable III,” the relationships, allies and enemies you cultivate, in addition to the promises you choose to keep or break along the way, will determine the fate of those in the world of Albion. Delivering action-adventure like never before, gameplay features include:

  • Dynamic single-player and cooperative modes: Whether shared with a friend on the same couch or enjoyed over Xbox LIVE,* you’ll be able to rule the world with a friend or loved one thanks to the revamped co-op modes in “Fable III.” Get married, have children (or adopt), venture into a business deal or live the sweet life of royalty together – “Fable III” invites you to live a life of your own design.
  • Riveting narrative: Define history and create lasting relationships as you’re catapulted onto the revolutionary road that will determine whether you’ll be the greatest ruler to ever live or the most reviled of villains. Watch the world evolve around you with every choice and consequence. With absolute power, who will you become?
  • Ultimate action-adventure: Whether it’s leading the fight on the battlefield or staking claim to the throne, “Fable III” sets the stage for an unparalleled action and adventure experience that will appeal to all gamers. With an updated, seamless and sophisticated one-button combat system, fans of all skill levels will master the art of war in no time with weapons and hero morphing, spell weaving, ranged attacks and melees with the ultimate finishing moves.
  • Interactive 3D menu interface: Endless lists and menus are things of the past. In “Fable III,” you’ll be able to interact with your collectibles, wardrobe, weapons, property and more through a sleek 3-D interface that comes to life before your eyes. You’ll be able to manage the revolution as your butler, Jasper, seamlessly manages your inventory and provides guidance and a little witty humor to your hero.
  • Hollywood voice cast: Taking immersive storytelling even further, “Fable III” features characters voiced by Hollywood’s brightest stars, including John Cleese, Simon Pegg, Michael Fassbender, and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley.

 

Available on Oct. 26, fans who purchase “Fable III” will receive in every new copy a one-time-use Xbox LIVE redemption card that will grant access to exclusive downloadable content:

  • Call forth undead minions to your aid with the Raise Dead Potion
  • Extend battle time for more attacks with the Slow Time Potion
  • For the fashionably conscious, try on and keep the Scot Male Hero Outfit or the Scot Female Hero Outfit
  • Looking to get inked? The Highlander Tattoo Set will be perfect for your hero or heroine
  • With the Red Setter Dog Skin, you can transform your faithful furry companion into a whole new breed

 

“Fable III” is available in a Standard Edition ($59.99 U.S. ERP) and Limited Collector’s Edition ($79.99 U.S. ERP) at retailers across the country. The Limited Collector’s Edition offers a bounty of exclusive content, including a new quest, exclusive in-game location, “Fable III” playing cards, a Guild Seal Coin, the Boxer dog breed and a unique outfit for your male or female hero.

 

*Xbox LIVE Gold Membership required for online multiplayer.

 

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“Fable III” is available on Oct. 26 in North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, on Oct. 28 in Japan, and Oct. 29 in Europe,  and rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, visit xbox.com/fable3. For additional details, visit Lionhead at lionhead.com/fable3 and facebook.com/fable3.  For general assets, visit http://edelmanadmin.psni.com/public/Fable%20III/.

 

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