It looks as though Microsoft and Lionhead Studios will be celebrating the launch of the upcoming Fable Anniversary game on the 7th February by coinciding a trilogy bundle over Xbox LIVE. This bundle includes full Xbox 360 titles for Fable Anniversary, Fable II and Fable III. The bundle pack offers these games together at a discounted rate over individual purchases.
First spotted by Gamespot, and then confirmed by Microsoft who also have details available on Xbox LIVE.
The games in this bundle are available as individual downloads in the Xbox Games marketplace and are exactly the same. Be aware that it is possible to download the same game twice. If you already own one of these games there is no additional discount on this bundle, nor do you receive an additional copy of the game you already own.
Lionhead Studios have put their Lion Heads together (see what we done there, Ok you’re ignoring it) to come up with a funky competition that will allow YOU, yes YOU if you are chosen to design an Achievement for their upcoming Fable Anniversary when it is released later this year.
We’ll be handing the creative baton to our community by asking YOU to dream up the most creative, challenging, fun and unique achievements possible. Once we’ve got your ideas, we’ll sit down and shortlist our favourite 5 and, once again, hand the wand of decision making (previously known as the creative baton) back to you by asking you to vote for your favourite achievement.
Not only will the achievement voted by the community be included in Fable Anniversary, but the author’s name will also be placed in the games credits. The winner will also be given a free copy of Fable Anniversary when it becomes available, and all 5 finalists will each receive a Fable Anniversary T-shirt (by Insert Coin Clothing) and a batch of E3 badges.
You can read the rules and enter via the link below:
Fable first came into our lives way back in 2004. It brought with it some refreshing and innovative ideas on how to pump some vigour into the veins of the age old RPG genre, it also sadly never quite managed to deliver the experience you felt the developers so badly wanted it to. The original Xbox never held the power to bring the vision fully to life and even the vastly superior 360 has still seemed to fall short.
Fable is still a success story for Lionhead studios of course but the games have always, at least on a personal level, felt way too shallow and throwaway to compete with the true big hitters of the action/RPG stable. They reached for the stars but ended hanging precariously from the guttering wondering what went wrong.
So then, how about if ‘shallow‘ and ‘throwaway‘ are the order of the day? What if Lionhead released a game that wouldn’t look out of place airing on the CBeebies channel alongside Iggle Piggle and Mr Tumble? If the goalposts were widened and the ambition narrowed could a Fable game finally find the back of the net?
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