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Fable Anniversary pre-order bonuses announced

Xbox 360 game goes gold ahead of early February release

Lionhead has announced multiple retailer specific Fable Anniversary pre-order bonuses.

The pre-order incentives listed below were revealed with the news that the game has gone gold, meaning physical copies are now being created in preparation for the Fable Anniversary release date of February 4, 2014 in the US, February 6 in Asia, and February 7 in Europe.

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Peiratēs Pre Order Pack

  • Peiratēs Outfit: Peiratēs was a famous plunderer, known for travelling uncharted waters to take entire cargo ships hostage for their most expensive items. He was also known by the name "Pete" in less formal circles.
  • Peiratēs Cutlass: A weapon used at sea needs to be both practical and effective. Peiratēs spent years refining this weapon so that the hook could be used to catch fish, the tip could be used to eat fish, and the blade could be used to slit a man's throat.

Snowspire Pre Order Pack

  • Snowspire Guard Outfit: Made from genuine horse hair, this outfit is said to calm even the most vocal of criminals.
  • The Jackarse: An age-old popular pasttime was run by a chap named Jack, who used to slap people around the face with a dead fish until they fell onto their arse. The rest, as they say, is history...

Apollo's Pre Order Pack

  • Apollo's Outfit: Apollo is the pseudonym for the leader of The Grey Company, the man responsible for monitoring Lady Grey's financial investments. As fearsome as that may sound, he had a reputation for being incredibly nice, often using his own money to bail out any villager that couldn't afford that months rent.
  • Apollo's Crossbow: Based on a centuries old concept, Apollo wanted to create a modern crossbow with the feel of a relic from the past - and thus this crossbow was born. Dependable in combat, but also pretty tasty to look at.

Originally scheduled for release in 2013, Fable Anniversary is a remastered edition of 2005's Fable: The Lost Chapters, itself an expanded version of the first game in the series, which launched on Xbox a year earlier.

The high definition Xbox 360 update features new Achievements, leaderboards, an updated save system, and 1080p visuals with lighting and animation powered by Unreal Engine 3. Beyond cosmetic improvements, Lionhead is also planning to add content to Fable Anniversary, starting with SmartGlass functionality.

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