Fable 3: The Journey coming for Xbox Kinect

Darren Allan
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This week’s E3 saw Fable 3: The Journey unveiled, with a trailer and the revelation that they’re doing a full Kinect game.

Yes, Lionhead’s next Fable instalment will be on Kinect and powered by the Unreal Engine 3.

Peter Molyneux of Lionhead commented that using the Unreal Engine would free up the developer to focus on crafting quality new gameplay experiences. Obviously it’s going to be a very different game with motion controls, anyway.

Mark Rein, VP of Epic Games, noted: “Lionhead truly impresses with their proficiency for Kinect, with intuitive and natural feeling player interactions using voice and gesture controls in demonstrations we have seen firsthand. That gripping experience combined with stunning UE3 visuals truly make this is a world-class union of imagination and technology.”

The trailer – which you can see here – doesn’t give much away, except the usual Albion is coming to an end and it’s up to you to save it scenario. From the smoke monster from Lost, by the looks of things.

The Fable series has shifted over nine million copies in total, with Fable: The Journey no doubt to add considerably to that figure when it’s launched in 2012.

Kinect gamers are certainly getting a bit more to look forward to now, with Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports 2, actual driving in Forza 4, and now Fable. Not forgetting Star Wars, of course, and support in Mass Effect 3.

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