If there’s anything we gamers enjoy, it’s the leak of a potential new IP, or sequel to a once-thought-dead franchise. This time round, it’s the latter, as the word is out that a new Fable game might be in the works.
This piece of information came as a leak in via a Redditor by the username of LagSwag1. Apparently, he managed to see some gameplay footage, but it was deleted shortly after uploading.
- First/Third Person
- In Depth character creator
- Completely Open
- No guns
- Can ignore main quest and never become a hero
- Players can build towns, ties into main quest heavily if you get the bad ending and fail
- Unreal Engine
Of course, since there isn’t any visual proof of the game, it might do you good to take it with a grain of salt. But LagSwag1 wasn’t done with his sharing there. He even gave a brief description of the new setting:
Albion and Aurora are gone. “Lands reduced to fables.” The Spire was rebuilt and used by a mad king to wish that an asteroid would strike the planet. He also wished it would happen again in the far future. Eons later and everything is new (medieval themed, new continents) and you have to stop the destruction of the planet again. Theresa and a Heroes Guild are preserved on another planet via a demon door. Time Travel heavily involved in play. Jack of Blades returns.
Again, this may only be speculation, but this paragraph alone contains a lot of juicy information. The return of Theresa the Seer (sister of the protagonist of the original Fable) and the iconic Heroes’ Guild makes sense, since they are staples of the once-acclaimed RPGs.
The concept of the world being remade after being destroyed, and then threatened to be destroyed again is an interesting premise, though the doomsday trope is a little overused these days and may need the devs to put an interesting spin on it to keep it fresh. The time travel aspect might play a huge role in that.
But perhaps the biggest nugget here is the return of Jack of Blades.
This iconic villain was only ever seen in the first Fable, but after his apparent destruction at the end of that game, we only got mentions of him in passing throughout the sequels. Not even his Blades family were even sighted at all. In any case, having Jack of Blades back is a big plus for what could be Fable 4.
The open-world fantasy RPG series originally by Lionhead Studios in 2005 under the Microsoft umbrella was thought to be defunct, especially after the disastrous cancellation of its action-RPG spinoff Fable Legends back in 2016.
Since Lionhead closed down in 201 6, the new Fable is reportedly being developed by Playground Games, the devs behind Forza Horizon.
Neither Playground nor Microsoft have confirmed nor denied any information pertaining to the new Fable, but the latter’s E3 press conference on June 9 might hold some answers if anything. Perhaps even the announcement of this new Fable.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.