London - 30th July, 2007 â€“ Get up close and personal with the team at Lionhead, currently celebrating the studioâ€™s 10th Anniversary and working on â€œFable 2â€ for Xbox 360â„¢, the highly-anticipated follow up to the best-selling, XboxÂ® exclusive â€œFableÂ®.â€ Episode Two highlights the innovative one-button combat system that gamers will experience in the sequel. Slated for a 2008 release, â€œFable 2â€ represents the studioâ€™s 10-year dedication to creating some of the best and most beloved video games in the industry.
â€œThis is a very exciting time for us,â€ said Peter Molyneux, managing director of Lionhead Studios. â€œTen years in this industry is no small feat. We have a great team that is committed to pushing the limits of what we can do with todayâ€™s technology; ten years and counting.â€
With the release of Episode Two, listen to Molyneux and the rest of the Lionhead team tell comical anecdotes about their â€œreal-lifeâ€ combat encounters and meet an eclectic â€œswordâ€ master whom the studio hired to demonstrate how â€œreal sword fighting is done.â€ Strangely enough, several members of the Lionhead team own life-size metal weapons, which allowed for daily parking lot meetings and additional comedic relief. To round out their focus on combat, fellow UK developerâ€™s Lionhead and Rare played an intense, yet good-natured game of football, where there was no shortage of fun and/or combat.
With more episodes to come, look for continued behind the scenes tours of â€œFable 2.â€ Get a sneak peek inside the game, as well as get to know the people behind the action. Being a hero or heroine, fighting, questing and adventuring are central to the â€œFableâ€ experience. With the upcoming release of â€œFable 2,â€ gamers will be one step closer to fulfilling their dreams of being good or evil; getting married or remaining single; and finding out what it means to experience unconditional love in the world of â€œFable.â€
Every choice continually defines who the character becomes in â€œFable 2,â€ allowing players to truly live the life they choose.
Check out Episode Two, at www.lionhead.com.
Happy Anniversary Lionhead!
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