Lionhead Studios’ 2004 role-playing game and its expansion pack are being re-released with numerous enhancements later this year.
Titled Fable Anniversary – no doubt stylized after 2011’s Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – is a high-definition re-release of both the first game in the Fable series and its 2005 expansion, Fable: The Lost Chapters. Similar to the “remake” of Halo, Fable Anniversary plays largely the same as the original release. However, all of the game’s visual assets – including the user interface – have been upgraded in order to take advantage of the Xbox 360’s hardware, the infamous load times have been reduced to a near instant, and the game’s save system has been redone. Alongside the enhanced visuals comes the ability to output the game at a resolution of 1080p, and the option of using Xbox SmartGlass integration on a mobile device to accompany gameplay.
Originally released in September 2004 for the original Xbox, Fable is a fantasy role-playing game that sees players take on the role of the Hero of Oakvale. The Hero is customizable to the player’s liking, and can shape the world of Albion with how heroic or evil he is. Fable: The Lost Chapters, released a year later, includes all of the content from the original game, as well as additional areas to explore and quests to complete.
Fable Anniversary will be released by Microsoft Studios this holiday season exclusively for Xbox 360.