|Now, the announcement of Fable 2’s XBLA pub games was not a huge song-and-dance during the press conference Peter Molyneux hosted back in February, but since the E3 coverage many questions have been raised, with specific focus on the minigames, so I have dug out a bit of info straight from the horses mouth.
For those of you who’ve not been following the Fable 2 information train, the download will compose of 3 pub-type gambling minigames, where any money you make can be transferred straight to your fable character in the full game.
Lionhead explains that the XBLA pub gambling games are to be released sometime in august for the princely sum of 800MSP, but anyone who preorders the game will get them for free. Quite how they plan for people like myself who preorder to play the minigames before the full release I don’t know, unless it comes in some form of email code, a-la Bad Company’s QBU88 preorder-only sniper rifle.
One point to note is that the games will be free regardless of whether you preorder the standard edition, or the limited one, that also gives you a “bonus disc with a making-of video, a collectible Hobbe figure, a LIVE trial card (woot) and additional in-game content“.
Let’s just hope this “additional in-game content” doesn’t cause as much of a scandal as EA’s original plan to only include some of the weapons in the standard edition of Bad Company…