June 4th 2013 6:00 am PT

Announcing “Fable Anniversary”

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)


Special guest: Lionhead Studios Ted Timmins shares details about "Fable Anniversary" coming to Xbox 360 later this year.

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  • mcmax3000

    I never played the original Fable, but quite enjoyed Fable II. Might look into this depending on when it hits, and what I have going on gaming wise at that time.

  • xjumper

    What about a Xbox One version?

  • http://relyonhorror.com/ CJ Melendez

    The best Fable game. Hopefully the finer details like “real time” aging, tanning, etc make a comeback.

  • Bennijin

    Never played the original despite owning an original Xbox (bite me) so I’m looking forward to seeing this and maybe dipping my toes.

  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    PLEASE HEAVENS controller configuraation of the ‘gestures’ menu needs HEAVY overhaul! Otherwise, i’m excited to see what you do

  • John Gregory

    Wheres the marketplace update for this week?

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Now posted

      • John Gregory

        Awesome, thanks

  • Z4M0

    Arguably the best fable, would be nice in terms of owning the complete saga in the same system (360) despite in the near future it would be rendered useless due to lack of backwards compatibility (our 360 won’t last forever).

    Still might get it.

    I was hoping to see OFFICIAL XBL MARKETPLACE schedule instead of this (although sleeping Dogs DLC is already discounted) but it looks like I’ll have to wait few hours for that.

    Thanks for sharing, anyway.

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      I put up my Marketplace preview post.

      • Z4M0

        kindly apreciated despite there’s nothing for me.

        People shoud know THE WALKING DEAD ep.1 is now free for GOLD users (part of a 5ep. series @ 400 msp each)

        • ikari_paul

          oh, and the whole game is 4$ on the pc trough the “humble bundle”, with a bunch of other Telltale games.

  • Angry Consumer

    Get the whole franchise on the 360 before you can’t play them on the Xbox One.

    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      It does boggle the mind.

      Personally I have lost all enthusiasm for purchasing anything off marketplace now I know none of it will work on Xbox One.

      • RamRod682

        Yep I feel the same way, I have over 8400 Mpoints to use and I dont have the courage to use it, cuz it will be wasted knowing that in a few months I wont be able to access those games.

  • mcmax3000

    I’ve got enough to play right now, so if I end up grabbing it, I’ll just wait for the new version.

    • Osiris


  • kingcrusher

    I remember when the original was announced, they made it sound like and Elder Scrolls game with unlimited freedom and how all your choices affect your story, etc. But then they released it and it was a confined hack and slash that just had me so upset.

    The sad thing is, had they marketed it correctly, I wouldn’t have been upset and would probably have liked the series. But that first one just killed it for me with all its false promises. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is a better action RPG than that.

    Even with three installments, they still haven’t reached the level they promised with the first one. Highly overrated series in my opinion.

    Remember, this is my opinion, and I’m not bashing anyone who likes it. I’m just saying that for me, this does not get me excited in the least.

    • Willy Chris Hui

      I know what you mean, but maybe they can get things straigth with Fable IV? I damn hope so!

    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      Personally I went into Fable 2 without any of those expectations and so loved it for what it was. I was a little disappointed with Fable 3 however as I had started hearing a lot of what had been promised for the game and again it didn’t deliver.

      So I can totally understand how bad it must have felt to come into the game hearing ALL the promises of what it was going to be and expecting them to deliver on them.

    • XBO_Gamer_John

      Eh, I say blame Peter Molyneux himself for that. He get’s over-excited about his projects and starts talking about everything he envisions the game to be before it’s actually half-done. He’s got a brilliant mind and has made some awesome games regardless, but he does get overambitious and talks too excitedly too early. That said though I personally still enjoyed Fable. I never thought it would be open-world I just expected choices to effect my character which they did so I wasn’t too fussed.

    • Osiris

      Yeah. I love the game, but do agree that they continually get worse. I have no different expectation for the next one either. They take no opinions from the fans unless it’s as blatant as asking for a remake.

  • Matthew Kenealy

    Will this be released on the Xbox One as well?

    • ElektroDragon

      No… the 360 is for games, the X1 is for TV and apps.

      • Jesus

        Your a troll.

  • Unknown

    One of my dreams come true, Fable 1 in HD and achivements, cant wait to see the upgrades!

    • ElektroDragon

      Yeah, this is better than everything in the X1 reveal combined.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.nunez.357 John Nunez

    Man I was just listening to the Fable OST earlier today…. This is going to bring back amazing memories.

    • shanafan

      Is the opening music of this podcast from Fable 1? I have played it a dozen times.. it sounds like it’s from a movie, but makes more sense to have been from Fable

  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    This should be a mental note to all gamers….this announcement caught me off guard, I must admit……If Microsoft is ALREADY releasing info on major titles coming later this year……PRIOR to E3…showing they OBVIOUSLY have a cup that runnith over with heavy hitters………..a Fable remake with Smartglass intergration………..still supporting 360. I think E3 is gonna be full of announcements unexpected.

    • ikari_paul

      huh… remake of an old game is now major news? i mean, its great to have it… but still, take your enthusiasm down a notch

      • Isaac

        It’s not just any remake, but a remake of a masterpiece! Any Fable fan as been looking forward to this for years.

    • Bennijin

      Yeah, never mind X1 exclusives I want more exclusives for THIS Xbox and this is a good start, still a dearth of them though.

  • Hobbilis .

    Only x360… what gives… who cares?

  • ElCarnicero


  • fantomena

    PC version dammit!

  • Hugoku

    I could never get into the Fable series. Played each installment for a couple of hours but didn’t get hooked.

    • Jeremy Filth

      They’re nothing special.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      yeah, they are linear to me and it feels cheap.

  • Volitar Prime

    At this stage of things why would you update this for the XB360 instead of the XBOne?

    • Does Not Equal

      Because they’re going to continue to support the 360 after the XBO releases, much as Sony has supported their systems for a while after their new systems release. It’s a good strategy for those unable to afford the new systems right away, or those who were waiting for a final price drop.

      • John

        Exactly, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Halo 2 Anniversary were to be on the Xbox 360 as well next year. They already have the engine for it. Halo 5 will be for the Xbox One.

  • ElektroDragon

    Thank God, finally a GOOD news announcement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.mckenna.1980 Alan Mckenna

    I know nothing about porting from 360 to new Xbox but could they not design Fable to be playable on both systems or do so after 360 release using modified engine from F4 if it is coming on Xbox one?

    • vertabre

      Rumors are that they are doing a fable 4 / MMO game, so putting it on the Xbox ONE would seem pointless, considering they would have two games on it. They have also said that their is more games / content for the Xbox 360, so making it exclusive for the 360 seems in line with that. They could mod the game engine, but considering that the game is 10 yrs old, makes this harder then it sounds.

      Great idea, but with a rumored Fable 4 for the Xbox One, it would most likely be released as a download in the future.

  • Mik3t

    This is stupid i want xbox one games announced

  • http://www.facebook.com/casper.watkins.5 Casper Watkins

    Really ? releasing it on a dying platform after Xbox One(Next Gen) releases.. what complete tool is going to still actively buy X360 games knowing its useless on Xbox One.. maybe u should hire me ? or anyone with common sense.. Xbox One or not at all.

    • shanafan

      I don’t know about you, but I plan on keeping my Xbox 360 along with my future Xbox One for quite some time.

    • ReadTheArticlePlz

      I most likely will, unless MS makes some major changes to their xbox one policies I will not be buying one and will still be using my 360. I haven’t seen the announcement but I remember somebody saying that MS said they will support the 360 until 2017 which would mean some companies will still make retail and xbla games for it. Look how long PS2 games were still being made after the ps3 came out.

  • Trevor Cook

    i don’t care about fable anniversary should’ve been halo 2 anniversary fable is microsoft’s worst franchise

    • John

      You’re a year too early…

    • Spikey Sato

      i almost cried with laughter reading this. He has to be trolling! No way is anyone that stupid

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    I never played the first one should it will be nice to be able to

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      its very short and very bland. that how i remember it anyway. you won’t be impressed. who knows though maybe they will make it better.

    • XBO_Gamer_John

      It’s fun. I enjoyed the combat in this first one more than the second, though I never played the third.

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        3rd one was bad compared to number 2 but I did enjoy number 2 alot

  • shanafan

    Just like how Sony released God of War for PS2 after the PS3 already came out. Nice try at a troll there..

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    if they want to sell it they will redesign it because it was not very good and really short. i remember feeling gipped.

    • GregorAngus

      I kinda meant more along the lines of the way in which they re-make it. I know that the plot is going to be the same, what I mean is are they going to start from scratch and make the same game but with completely new graphics, or just build on what they already had with new textures etc.

      • ReadTheArticlePlz

        I kinda hope they just go with textures and skins like they did with halo and let us switch between the two if we want.

  • Stefan

    Looks “Fabelous” :)

  • CyberSkull

    Hey, before we get another Fable game, can we get a fix for the game killing bug in the Fable III DLC?

    • Rob

      What’s the bug? I finished III with all the DLC, so not everyone runs into it.

      • ElishaFrench

        Same here

  • AndrĂ©s

    I’ve enjoyed the trilogy too much, looking forward to this remake.

  • Jesus

    This is because Fable was a lie. All those games you just mentioned are in a whole different league, dont you ever put Kotor in the same league as “Fable” this is a mortal sin punishable by death. Fable is not even close, every iteration of this franchise was been watered down, over saturated, over hyped bullshit. Fable franchise sucks plain and simple.

    • chavafx

      the kill zone 1 whas so called the halo killer and it sold only about 1 million copys on a system that had 100million users?? whats your excused and fable 2 sold 5 million copys fable 3 sold 4.3 million so yeah i love fable more then halo actually


    I hate lionhead and this designer for do not putting it on pc !

  • TheDahaka

    Yes Please! Love the Fable series warts and all.

  • Dear Fan

    what can I say. Im really disappointed! I still cant understand that
    youre not gonna release it on PC! Seriously guys, are you just crazy or
    totally stupid! Think about it just a little! Fable The Lost Chapters
    brought a lot of experiences and memories to milions of people! And I AM
    NOT talking about that Xbox sh*t community! I am talking about PC
    gamers who have grown up with this game! Thousands of people write
    comments, doing videos about how they are disappointed of it! And you
    just IGNORE IT! This is one of the examples of ,,what can people do just
    for a money,, And this is one of the resons why i hate Microsoft!
    Because they just pay for killing PC community! Pay for NOT RELEASING
    awesome games on PC! And FOR WHAT?! Do you really think that I and other
    people are going to buy your Xbox sh*t? NO!!!
    Lionhead, why are you doing that? Did you really forget about the magic of the game?
    Did you really forget about the community, and people who have grown up with that game? ARE YOU REALLY DOING IT JUST FOR MONEY?!
    Stop killing your fans! Stop killing the magic of your games! Stop doing that just for money! Thank you. Your dear fan.

  • FoxHound R – Xbox One Day One

    Game of the year

  • Colorfulchew

    You’ll get your PC version, years after it comes out. Same as every other fable.