Fable Legends is an upcoming role-playing cooperative action video game published by Microsoft Studios and developed by Lionhead Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. The game is the latest installment in the Fable franchise.
Fable Legends features 5 player set up, where 4 players control the Heroes while fifth player controls The Villain. Different player styles and characters classes are the core of the game. The progression of the Heroes quest is in the Villain player’s hands. The gameplay of Fable Legends focuses on a dungeon crawling quality which is quite different from the traditional Fable gameplay, however, the Heroes will be able to interact in villages. Titchfield is the hub location in Fable Legends. Whenever the players select a quest, they are quickly dispatched to the mission location, and the quest is started.
In Fable Legends, the Villain collects points which can be used to buy different units that can be deployed against the team of Heroes. These purchases are useful for selecting various enemy spawn locations. The Villain can also lay many kinds of traps, for example, block certain paths or drop gates to separate players.
The game is expected to be released in 2015. Exact release date has not been announced yet.
The game is set 4 centuries before the events of the original Fable, when Heroes were everywhere but there wasn’t any need of a Heroes guild. It is the period of folklore, magic, and mythology, and the meaningful technology is yet to be discovered. A majority of people live in small villages, too frightened and foolish to travel out into the terrifying world about. But it is the time when the people of Albion are recognizing the true value of a legitimate hero.
In this timeline, Albion hosts a mysterious artifact known as “the moon on the stick.” And the Heroes of the story are on a mission to discover it.
Although the Villain is a sole character, there is a small selection of Heroes to choose from.
Following characters along with their abilities are revealed so far:
Sterling: Sterling is an imperial warrior. He has a smart personality and wields a rapier.
Winter: Winter is a master of using various ice based techniques.
Rook: With the skill of a spell-book and a crossbow, Rook is a ranged specialist.
Inga: Inga is capable of wielding a sword and shield as well as charging into battle wearing heavy armor.
In Fable Legends trailer, a team of heroes is shown traveling to various parts of an open world in Fable while a narrator tells us how these heroes seek wonder and adventure. The narrator then calls the “heroes” as invaders moving about in a place that doesn’t want them. The trailer ends with the narrator uncovering herself to be a woodland guardian determined on defeating these “heroes” and ending their so-called fairy tale.