Microsoft and Lionhead are preparing tell a new Fable on the Xbox One as they’ve announced Fable Legends at this year’s Gamescom expo. Built using Unreal Engine 4, Fable Legends is the first multiplayer game in the Fable series (not counting the Fable Heroes spinoff). Players will also be able to truly embrace evil for the first time and play as a villain who is out to thwart the heroes.
In Fable Legends, you’re never completely alone. You can play the game single player, with a party of three heroic AI companions that follow your lead through stories and adventures. Or you can play cooperatively with up to three friends and discover the game’s quests and content together. Play whatever style you want, when you want. After all, you’re the Hero. And just what kind of Hero you choose to play is up to you. Fable Legends takes you back to a time when Albion is teeming with Heroes, so there’s bound to be one for you. Fearless warriors. Cunning tricksters. Masters of Will. Paragons of virtue. Heartless mercenaries. Intoxicated brawlers. Chicken chasers. They’re all here, and many more besides. You’ll be able to customize your abilities, alter your appearance, and advance your Hero by earning experience and finding new armour, weapons, and treasures.
If you prefer to follow the dark path, Fable Legends will allow you to use “strategic decision making and tactical control” to challenge the heroes. Your villainous alter-ego will control “creatures, minions, traps, and environmental hazards” in a quest for world domination. Xbox SmartGlass support will open up even more evil opportunities.
Microsoft has yet to announce a release date for Fable Legends.