Gamescom: Fable Legends has four-player co-op, exclusive to Xbox One
At the Gamescom showcase in Cologne, Microsoft and Lionhead Studios have announced for Xbox One the latest in the Fable series, Fable Legends! Revealed today are a number of interesting features, up to four Heroes can cooperatively discover the quests in Albion or you can play as the villain scheming away in real-time against your friends. The press release reads…”You can play the game single player, with a party of three heroic AI companions that follow your lead through stories and adventures. Or you can play cooperatively with up to three friends and discover the game’s quests and content together.” Furthermore players can customise their appearance and abilities and become more powerful by finding weapons and armour.
Details on the villain play through have also been released…”The Villain player takes control of the many creatures, minions, traps, and environmental hazards that Heroes must overcome. Villain play combines elements of strategic decision making and tactical control. When those pitiful Heroes enter an area, you’ll choose which minions are sent into battle and where to place these creatures to maximize their effectiveness. Once the fight begins, you issue the orders for your creatures to execute: telling them where to go, which Hero to attack, and what abilities to use to ensure your evil plans come to fruition.”. Sounds cool,
Fable Legends will also feature the ability to connect to your phone or tablet using Xbox One’s Smartglass technology, no doubt this will come in handy in a number of ways, for example selecting the most scrumptious dog treats to feed your loyal companion whilst you’re away from the game or looking at your map when adventuring. You can even play Fable Legends as the villain when you’re in the same room with your Xbox One. In this way, you can play right next to a Hero player in couch co-op so you can watch your mates expressions as you flaw their attempts to be heroic (evil laughs). Excited? Yep so are we, share your thoughts below.
Whilst we await more info, you can check out the pretty intro page setup for Fable Legends over on Lionhead Studio’s website.