Earlier today the folks at Lionhead Studios released a very cryptic blog post simply entitled, “An Exciting Teaser to Start the Day.” Included in this blog post was the “Fable Teaser Trailer.” People speculated that this meant a remake of the original Fable game and this has now been confirmed via a podcast from Major Nelson’s blog.
“Here’s a little sneak peak of something we’ve been working on…”[youtube http://youtu.be/2EhswZYju0s]
This shiny remake comes with a plethora of new features. Fable HD will include the Lost Chapters, new Achievements, SmartGlass functionality, leaderboards, a new UI, and will be displayed in full 1080p HD. The remake will also be using the updated Unreal 3 engine to render lighting. A new facial animation system, new cutscene animations, updated textures, models, particle effects, save system and much more will also be integrated into this release.
This is something fans of the original game have been wanting for years and it’s really exciting to see Lionhead Studios producing such a quality remake. I know I’ll be picking this bad boy up. Fable is one of my all-time favorite games and it’s finally get the touch-up it deserves.
Fable Anniversary is scheduled for release this holiday season for the Xbox 360.