Remember the Fable series? Well, it’s back, in POG form! Er, I mean, collectible card game form!
Yup, even though Microsoft cancelled the Xbox One title Fable Legends and shuttered developer Lionhead Studios in 2016, we still have a new Fable game coming this summer. The game, entitled Fable Fortune, began life at Lionhead and continued to be developed by Mediatonic and Flaming Fowl Studios, which is largely staffed by ex-Lionhead devs. Fable Fortune originally appeared on Kickstarter, but the campaign was quickly shut down when the game’s developers found funding elsewhere (likely from Microsoft, who’s lending them the Fable name).
Here’s how Mediatonic and Flaming Fowl describe the game:
“Fable Fortune combines pioneering collectible card game systems with some of the Fable franchise’s most cherished moments, featuring timeless heroes, despicable villains, armies of bemused (and conveniently expendable) peasants, and some good old fashioned, family-friendly necromancy.
Choose from one of six Heroes each sporting diverse powers and cards, and set forth to crush your opponents under a hobbe-nailed boot in either classic PVP mode, or a unique and fully integrated Co-op mode. Discover how the iconic Alignment mechanic can be used to shift heroes towards a good or evil path during play, transforming their powers, altering their card effects, and turning the tide of battle in one chicken-kicking hand.”
In an interesting move, the makers of Fable Fortune are offering a “Founder’s Pack,” for $15, even though the game will eventually be free-to-play. This pack, which they say contains $40 worth of content, including 20 card packs, will help support the Fable Fortune as it works its way through Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview.
Fable Fortune hits Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview on July 11. The full version of the game is expected to arrive sometime this Fall.