Post by Eorl @ 02:08pm 22/08/13 | 0 Comments
Lionhead Studios has revealed in a recent FAQ on their forums (via VG247) that players will be able to enjoy the next-gen Fable Legends experience solo, though an Internet connection will still be required for the always-online title.
Announced late Monday night at the opening of Microsoft's Gamescom 2013 press conference, the title will see the Fable universe move into a different area, offering four player co-op instead of the traditional one hero. Luckily for those who don't like working together, Lionhead will still allow players to go solo where "you can enjoy all of the game’s content in a single player experience."
According to the forum post players can expect to switch up their teams with a variation of human-controller heros or AI-controlled ones, while also allowing you to quickly switch when a friend signs on. Players can also elect to battle a mixture of AI or player-controller humans when they are the villain, or vice versa with players able to battle AI villains.
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.The FAQ continues along, revealing that villains will be able to utilise the new Kinect 2.0 that comes with every Xbox One purchase, with the villain able to "optionally use voice commands to help to control his creatures via the Kinect, but the player does not control minions using motion controls." The Kinect was also outlined to not offer any motion-controlled aspects while playing as the hero.
Players can expect a variety of heroes showing their faces as you venture across Albion, including "fearless warriors. Cunning tricksters. Masters of Will. Paragons of virtue. Heartless mercenaries. Intoxicated brawlers. Chicken chasers." Customisation was also given a brief description, revealing a number of physical and character-skill changes.
You’ll be able to customize Hero abilities, and make decisions about what they should specialise in as they grow in experience and power. Visually, you’ll be able to change several details of your Hero’s appearance by calling on the local hairdresser or magical make-up artist. Finally, your Hero may find new armours, weapons, and other treasures.Interestingly, the developer has denied that Fable Legends has anything to do with Fable 4, instead outlining that Legends is 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. We hope you’ll enjoy the mix of new and old."
Fable Legends will be available exclusively for Xbox One. No release date has yet been set but those eager can expect a beta of some sort to take place in 2014.