The next iteration of the massively popular Fable franchise is coming to PC on May 17th (North America), 19th (Aus), 20th (EU); but it’s now available to pre-purchase on Steam. When released Lionhead Studios’ action role-player will also be launching on the Games for Windows Live platform, but if you pre-purchase on Steam you will get access to:
The Rebel’s Weapon & Tattoo Pack:
A collection of four exclusive weapons and five exclusive tattoo sets to customize their rebel hero. See Fable III store page full details.
Fable the third has been wooing Xbox users since its release last October, and Lionshead promise more of a punch for the PC release. Users with enough grunt in the graphics department will be treated to full 3-D functionality. Also if you felt the console version was a tad on the easy side, there will be a PC-exclusive hardcore mode to challenge gamers a bit more. You can also pre-order the retail version from Amazon.
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Lionhead Studios announced back in February that Fable III would be available to PC gamers on May 17th (North America), 19th (Aus), 20th (EU). But we now know the system requirements for the third Fable instalment.
By the looks of it this game won’t be causing too many PCs a headache. It appears as though you’ll be able to handle the game with a 7600GT or ATI HD 2600 Pro, coupled with a Core 2 Duo processor.
Even the recommended specs shouldn’t worry too many people.
- Operating System: Windows 7
- CPU: Intel Pentium 2.9Ghz Core 2 Duo or higher
- RAM: 4GB
- Graphics: NVIDIA 260GTX 896MB or ATI 5770 1GB or higher
- Hard-drive: 12GB free space
- Operating System: Windows 7, Vista, XP
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4000+
- Graphics: NVIDIA 7600GT or ATI HD 2600 Pro
- RAM: 2GB
- Hard-drive: 12GB free space
You can pre-order Fable III from Amazon.
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Over on the Lionshead Studios website Microsoft announced the release date for the PC version of Fable III. The third instalment of the action role-player is coming to PC on May 17th (North America), 19th (Aus), 20th (EU).
Fable the third has been wooing Xbox users since its release last October, and Lionshead promise more of a punch for the PC release. Users with enough grunt in the graphics department will be treated to full 3-D functionality. Also if you felt the console version was a tad on the easy side, there will be a PC-exclusive hardcore mode to challenge gamers a bit more. You can pre-order from Amazon.
In related news players of Fable III on the Xbox will be treated to some more DLC. ‘Traitor’s Keep’ will be availabe to download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace on March 1st, costing 560 MS Points.
Traitor’s Keep game add-on continues the journey as fans venture into three new levels called Ravenscar Keep, Clockwork Island, and the Godwin Estate, taking on new quests and encountering a mysterious prisoner. Traitor’s Keep also comes packed with 250 gamerscore points and additional content.
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An eagle-eyed Amazon shopper noticed that a new Fable novel listed on the bookstore will include a code to unlock a unique weapon in the upcoming Fable III.
There are no images or further details about the item yet, however.
The novel, Fable: The Balverine Order, runs 416 pages and is set to be released on October 5th. The synopsis:
The days of magic and adventure are fading away, giving way to the age of industry and science. As the aged last Hero sits upon the throne of Albion, two friends-the privileged Thomas and his loyal servant, John- set out for the East in search of a legendary beast: the vicious, rarely-seen balverine. But their desire for adventure may be their ultimate undoing-because their quarry has just found them…
The author is Peter David, who wrote a comic mini series based on Halo last year, and has extensive novel and comic book writing credits for franchises including Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and The Incredible Hulk.
The novel is priced at $9.99 and is available to preorder now.
Fable 3 is scheduled for a USA release on 26th of October 2010 and in Europe on 29 October.