is an upcoming cooperative role-playing game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One. It is the fifth installment in the Fable... read more
is an upcoming cooperative role-playing game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One. It is the fifth installment in the Fable series of video games.
The game's multiplayer beta will begin on October 16, 2014.
The game is set 400 years before the events of the first game, in a time before the Heroes' Guild was founded. Heroes are more common, but the people of Albion are only just learning what a true Hero can be.
The story of one quest revealed at gamescom told of an ancient artifact called "the moon on the stick", which the children of Albion once made wishes to. The heroes in Fable Legends are on a quest to locate this artifact.
The game is based around five players: four heroes, and a villain. The AI controls the characters in the absence of a human player. The villain player controls the nature of the quest the hero characters embark on, such as where enemies will spawn, how aggressive they are, when the boss will come lumbering out of its lair, when to bring down an impassable portcullis or lay a trap to separate heroes from each other to thwart them. The villain earns points over time, which can be spent on units. Several playable heroes have been identified so far: Sterling, a Prince Charming type of character, who flourishes a rapier and wise cracks; Winter, who is focused on will-based abilities and ice attacks; Rook, focusing on ranged combat with a crossbow; and Inga, a paladin-like character wearing heavy armor, and wielding a sword and shield.
Like other games in the series, Fable Legends will allow players to interact with villagers, play mini-games, and customize their characters. with weapons, looks, armour, abilities and more. In the hub-city of Brightlodge, players have the opportunity to partake in jobs, play mini-games and enjoy pub games. Once the player selects a quest, they are sent out into the world.
The game is intended to have a 5–10 year lifecycle, and will be integrated into the cloud features of the Xbox One. SmartGlass features will allow villain players to make their plan of attack before a quest.
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