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Fable: The Lost Chapters is getting a remake

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Did you ever own the original Xbox console? The gaming platform that was at one point going to be a gigantic X? If you did, then chances are that you also owned Fable, the first game in the over-promise trilogy from Peter Molyneux. And it looks like that decade-old game is getting an HD re-release.

According to Lionhead’s Tim Timmins and the Major Nelson podcast, Fable 1 is going HD much the same way that Halo Anniversary did last year. That means a complete revamp on the graphics, while keeping the actual structure of the game itself intact.

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These new visuals come courtesy of the most steroid-packed development kit on the market today, Unreal Engine 3. The controls are also getting a revamp, although I pray to almighty Stan Lee that it won’t be in the direction of the blisteringly stupid single-button combat style of any of the later Fable games.

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As for those visuals, they’ll be in full 1080p, with brand new animations and whatnot. Oh, and achievements, don’t forget those chievos. I’ll be honest, despite it never living up to the grand promises that took Molyneux two extra games to get right, I still liked the first Fable. Hell, I’ve still got the original DVD-ROM for the game, and time has been kind to it.

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I won’t pay money to play it again though when I already own it, but it might be worthwhile for anyone who has yet to experience the title. Just uh, just stick to the first one, ok?

Last Updated: June 5, 2013

46 Comments

  1. I’d like me the following HD remakes please:
    1. Blackthorne
    2. Syndicate Wars
    3. The Lost Vikings

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      June 5, 2013 at 11:23

      Not until I get my Jade Empire remake.

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 5, 2013 at 11:27

        Man….Jade Empire Remake ……………………..What i would do for a new or even HD-up version of that game

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        • Admiral Chief Commander

          June 5, 2013 at 11:30

          What would you do?

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 5, 2013 at 11:36

            unspeakable things………you don’t even know bro

      • Kervyn Cloete

        June 5, 2013 at 11:32

        Screw remake, why have they never made a sequel?!

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        • Aussious

          June 5, 2013 at 13:32

          two words… Mass Effect.

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      • AndriyP

        June 5, 2013 at 11:36

        Indeed what a game,what a story

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      • Aussious

        June 5, 2013 at 13:31

        More proof that M$ could not give a shit otherwise they could have struck a deal with EA to make it happen like Sony did with Square Enix for FFX.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 5, 2013 at 12:02

      Syndicate Wars!!!! WOOT……and to The Lost Vikings! and on that list add Theme Hospital and Duke Nukem 3D!!

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      • HvR

        June 5, 2013 at 12:44

        +1 for all of them
        Add original C&C, Full throttle, Monkey island

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      • Aussious

        June 5, 2013 at 13:33

        I’m not sure I wanna ever see another Duke game EVER!

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    • oomjan

      June 6, 2013 at 09:30

      I know it’s not related but need for speed underground remake with the same customization and maybe more.

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  2. Rinceandspit...

    June 5, 2013 at 11:24

    I want Remake of:

    1. Secret of Mana

    2. Final Fantasy, 7, 8, 9, 10

    3. Zelda Link to the past.

    4. Illusion of Gaia!

    I want these remand, STAT!

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 5, 2013 at 11:28

      Well FF 10 is on the way at the very least

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      • Argentil

        June 5, 2013 at 11:29

        I’m dreading it because it comes with FFX-2… which would have a nightmare trophy list, I know it.

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        • TechniKyle

          June 5, 2013 at 11:33

          Puh-lease, I made 100%! What I am not looking forward to, is dodging the Lightning 200 times in the thunder plains to fully unlock Lulu’s ultimate weapon: The Onion Knight doll.

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          • Argentil

            June 5, 2013 at 11:37

            Yes, because that isn’t monotonous. I am sure SE are putting together that trophy list as we speak:
            Dodge a lightning strike on the thunder plains 133 times
            [Lightning Returns] – Gold Trophy

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 5, 2013 at 11:45

          all I can say is Cat-nip Paragon Battle, blegh

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  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 5, 2013 at 11:27

    Am I weird for not actually wanting HD remakes of older games?

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    • Argentil

      June 5, 2013 at 11:28

      Yes, shaddup. 😛
      /itsajokeiswear

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 5, 2013 at 11:28

        lol

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  4. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 5, 2013 at 11:28

    I loved the first fable honestly, back then I never knew about the hype for the game, so I enjoyed it for what it was, but man that is a total graphical overhaul

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  5. Lupus

    June 5, 2013 at 11:30

    Played it on PC and on Xbox, recently sold the Xbox version as well :-(. Yeah the graphics didn’t age so well on the Xbox version, but the PC version still looks okayish 🙂

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 5, 2013 at 11:30

      Define: okayish

      ?

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      • Lupus

        June 5, 2013 at 11:33

        it’s playable and doesn’t look as bad for some reason as the Xbox version, not brilliant but it’s a 10 year old game.

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  6. Bierboer

    June 5, 2013 at 11:34

    Epic stuff! Never played the 1st one so this is great news! MS, you have my Credit Card details so just send me a copy already!!

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  7. TechniKyle

    June 5, 2013 at 11:35

    Am I the only one that was deeply irritated by how quickly your character ages? I was a 50 year old dude for most of the game…

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    • mancera

      June 5, 2013 at 11:40

      Yeah and your sister stays the same age…

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    • Sir Twakkus

      June 5, 2013 at 11:58

      You aged when you learned a new spell or fighting technique. So if you only focused on one discipline you could stay relatively young, if I can remember correctly. But it also irritated the crap out of me because I dabbled in everything and by the end of the game I was a 80 year old grandpa, married to a 20 year old woman, farting around every corner and still kicking the butts of 10 year olds with my grandpa stick.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        June 5, 2013 at 12:04

        word 🙂

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  8. TiMsTeR1033

    June 5, 2013 at 12:05

    Remake Shadow of the collosus in HD!!! that would be freaking awesome and make bigger ones too in the game…

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    • Lupus

      June 5, 2013 at 14:30

      They already have? It comes with Ico for the PS3

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  9. OVG

    June 5, 2013 at 12:07

    SOLD

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 5, 2013 at 12:12

      your mama got sold….

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      • OVG

        June 5, 2013 at 12:14

        to pay for your mamas hourly rates…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          June 5, 2013 at 12:15

          hahaha, just playing wit ya man.

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          • OVG

            June 5, 2013 at 12:18

            You play with the man, Ill play with your mama…
            SHIT, I need to play some COD and get some verbal abuse skill up because that was lame 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            June 5, 2013 at 12:27

            indeed but nice comeback

  10. Trevor Davies

    June 5, 2013 at 12:24

    Bah, why would I want a remake of Fable when I still have so many newer games to play? Stop trying to get your sticky little fingers into my wallet.

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  11. TiMsTeR1033

    June 5, 2013 at 12:25

    lol

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  12. Aussious

    June 5, 2013 at 13:29

    Quite a dilemma as I have the original Xbox game, works on my 360 just not very pretty…

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  13. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 5, 2013 at 15:06

    Really, this game going to run in Full HD? How much more untapped power is their in that Xbox 360?

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  14. RedJoker

    June 5, 2013 at 15:24

    Loved this game. One of my nostalgic greats. Will always be in my top 10 games personally.

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  15. susan

    June 6, 2013 at 10:34

    HEY!! I am a 50 year old mother who recently started playing console games, love Fable and the easy way the combat works! I try my best but just don’t have the nimble fingers anymore for games like Black Ops 2!! So I settle for Fable. Played Fable 3, 3 times through and loved every minute.

    The controls are also getting a revamp, although I pray to almighty Stan Lee that it won’t be in the direction of the blisteringly stupid single-button combat style of any of the later Fable games.

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  16. ValiantWolf

    June 19, 2013 at 05:28

    Super excited to hear about this. Fable: TLC is my favorite xbox game by far. Sadly, my disc isn’t surviving well anymore. I hear random loud noises every few minutes, so replacing it with an upgrading version is heaven for me.

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