Fable: The Journey, the upcoming Kinect-based spinoff of the popular fantasy RPG series from Lionhead Studios, is currently scheduled for an October 9 release. However, those with a Kinect and an online connection will get to try an early taste of it next month, when a downloadable demo launches worldwide on September 17.
Microsoft has also released a new behind-the-scenes video for the game, detailing some of the lead characters, the environments players will explore, and Lionhead’s efforts to keep the authentic Fable mix of darkness and humor.
The ability to ride between levels on a horse and carriage is shown, along with the promise of the game world being three times larger than that of Fable III.
Hints of a new enemy simply called The Corruption conquering the world are also dropped.
More information can be found in the following press release. Check it out, along with a new video, below.
Get a Sneak Peek at the Heart-Pounding Action in “Fable: The Journey” with a New Video Documentary and Upcoming Xbox LIVE Demo
Lionhead Studios unlocks the intense storyline of “Fable: The Journey” in the title’s first video documentary
Launching October 9 in the U.S., Lionhead Studios today revealed the first “Fable: The Journey” video documentary, “Telling the Tale.” This ViDoc takes “Fable” fans behind-the-scenes with the Lionhead team for an in-depth look at the game’s captivating narrative.
“Fable: The Journey” immerses players in the tale of a young dweller named Gabriel and follows him on a journey to change his fate and become the hero that battles the corruption that plagues Albion. Fans will have a chance to play “Fable: The Journey” before global availability in the first “Fable” Xbox LIVE demo on Kinect for Xbox 360 launching on September 17 worldwide. As the first “Fable” title built from the ground up on Kinect for Xbox 360, “Fable: The Journey” features new territories of an expanded Albion alongside bigger and badder enemies. The game also marks the return of Theresa in her fourth “Fable” game and greatest role as the spark that fuels Gabriel’s magical evolution.
Stay tuned for more revealing “Fable: The Journey” ViDocs heading into the fall launch.