Online is the way to go. At least that’s according to every developer with a game on the way. Still, most folks are content to not have to interact with human beings online, an idea that’ll destroy whatever remaining faith you have left in humanity. Fable Legends is pimping that online co-op pretty heavily, but at least it won’t be a mandatory part of the game. Only the online connection though, will be.
In a FAQ on the Lionhead Studios forums, admin Hohbes verified that players will be able to go it alone in the game. “In Fable Legends, you can enjoy all of the game’s content in a single player experience,” Hohbes wrote.
You can play with other people in a four-player cooperative experience. Your party could be all human players, or a mix of players and AI-controlled Heroes. You can switch easily between single player and multiplayer styles of play whenever you decide, or when a friend signs on. During a quest, you can elect to battle a human or an AI Villain.
As a Villain, you can challenge parties of human players, AI opponents, or mixed groups.
I haven’t been happy with Fable since…Fable 1, but I do like the idea of being able to play as the villain and really measure how massive a dick I can be to an online party of adventurers. As for where the game stands in the Fable universe, don’t expect this one to be a sequel. “Fable Legends is being made with the Fable spirit firmly in mind” Hohbes continued.
However, this is not a continuation of the previous Fable games, especially when it comes to the chronology. It’s a brand new series of adventures at the dawn of an age of Heroes.
Fable Legends is the only Fable core game in development, and we have no plans to make a sequel to Fable III. However, in Fable Legends you’ll find many of the great features of Fable I, II, and III have been carried forward in our game’s design. That means the world of Albion, exciting stories, quests, humour, light-hearted action, and memorable characters.
And hopefully with Peter Molyneux long gone, a game that delivers on what it promises. There’s no release date yet for Legends, but the beta testing will begin in 2014.
Last Updated: August 22, 2013