New artwork spotted from Fable 2

Don't you just want to give those Hobbes a tickle under the chin?

Brand new Fable 2 art of Lionhead's media minions reveal the sequel's Hobbes, waist-high critters that you'd want to cuddle if it wasn't for the sharp, pointy teeth.

You may recall Hobbes from the original Fable, cave-dwellers that can lob 'bomb' spells and wield hammers.

Enjoy the new art.

Microsoft recently reaffirmed that Fable 2 will arrive this year in news that also revealed the company has a number of top-secret Xbox 360 games due in 2008.

Our previous coverage of Fable 2 can be found on our game homepage.