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Lionhead execs explain how their empire rose and fell

Eurogamer just put up a pretty in-depth history of Lionhead Studios, and it's a doozy. Most of the info comes by way of John McCormack, art director for the Fable series. There's a lot of interesting tidbits from this tale, most notabl...   read

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Lionhead Studios is officially no more as of today

After multiple sources had heard that Lionhead Studios, formed in 1996, still had hope, the end has finally come. According to Kotaku UK, the developer has officially closed down for good following a nominal consultation period. Fable Legen...   read

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Fable Legends finally closes

Fable Legends has now completely shut down. The cancellation of the game was announced last month, but there had been hopes that the project could have been saved. The official website has published the following departing statement: &ldq...   read

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Fable Legends

What's that? Fable Legends may not be dead after all

When Microsoft dropped the news that Fable Legends was canceled, it was important to note that Lionhead Studios wasn't necessarily closed down entirely -- there were merely "discussions" to do so. That little tidbit may have saved the proje...   read

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Lil' Flip used the #RIPLionhead hashtag almost six years ago

Nas is rap's Nastradamus, but is Lil' Flip video games' Nostradamus? Whether he knew it or not, the Houston rapper was almost six years early in predicting the latest possible studio shuttering. Today, Microsoft cancelled Fable Legends ...   read

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Microsoft cancels Fable Legends, and is 'in discussions' to shut down Lionhead Studios

Microsoft has announced that it is 'in discussions' with Lionhead Studios, Peter Molyneux’s former studio and developer of Black & White and Fable, to shut the studio down. In a statement made on the Xbox site, it was confirmed th...   read

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Lionhead talks about Fable 4

Lionhead Studios has no plans to start work on Fable 4. Replying to a commenter on Twitter, the developer confirmed that it was not yet developing a fourth instalment of the franchise, but was instead concentrating efforts on the upcom...   read

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Lionhead creative director leaves to form new indie studio

After 12 years at Lionhead Studios, it seems creative director Gary Carr has left the UK studio to take the leap into independent game development. In a statement made to GameSpot, it was confirmed that Carr, who had been overseeing the cre...   read

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Fable Legends

Fable Legends has 'years of content' planned

At the PC gaming show this evening, Xbox's Phil Spencer came out and introduced a few developers working on PC and Xbox One. One game in the presentation was Fable Legends, which I liked the last time I played it. In addition to reiterating...   read

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Senran Kafaux pas: Fable dev Lionhead celebrates cleavage on Twitter

[Update: Lionhead tweeted an apology, "We apologise for the imagery we shared earlier. Diversity & inclusion are values we uphold here. We'll reinforce these values w/ our team," irritating a whole new group of people.] "Happy #Nation...   read


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Fable Legends actually looks pretty fun

This trailer also best explains (though not completely clearly?) the 4 vs. 1, heroes versus villain mode, which we talked a bit about here. Though it's not traditional Fable, there is also regular single-player and co-op play. Still, 4 vs....   read

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Fable Legends unveils villain mode, co-op play

You can now be the villain you always wanted to be in Fable Legends -- you know, if that's your thing. Lionhead Studios' latest release seeks to bolster players who have always sought to wreak havoc and destruction across the landscape of ...   read

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Lionhead is bringing Fable Anniversary to PC

Here's a video teasing a PC release of Fable Anniversary you can watch, though I wouldn't -- it's just a bunch of messages, presumably written by Lionhead Studios, asking for this revamped game to come to Steam. The featured petition -- "M...   read

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Fable Anniversary tips

Very Quick Tips: Fable Anniversary

Fable Anniversary is a relatively straight-forward game, especially if you've played the original, as it's nearly identical in terms of content. But there are a few things you can miss, so I've crafted a few helpful tips to help you al...   read

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Review: Fable Anniversary

Fable and I have a history together. Ever since I learned of its existence in an official Xbox Magazine under the codename "Project Ego," I was enthralled by the promises of Peter Molyneux. Back then, he basically could do no wrong, cr...   read


Fable Anniversary dated: February 4, 2014

Lionhead has announced that Fable Anniversary will launch on Xbox 360 on February 4, 2014 in North America, February 6 in Asia, and February 7 in Europe.  Get all the Fable your mind can take, now with HD 1080p graphics, remastered aud...   read

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A look at how Fable Anniversary updates its interface

Progress continues to be made on Fable Anniversary, an HD remake of the original Fable game for Xbox 360 which will bring the entire series to the console. A recent post on Lionhead's developer blog from User Interface Artist Jenny Peers fe...   read

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Lionhead's new project

Lionhead is working on an unannounced project

A former employee for Lionhead, Franck Laurin, has a job on his Linkedin profile listed as "Senior animator- Fable Legends and Un-announced project. at Lionhead Studios". Lionhead is the studio behind games like Fabl...   read


Fable Anniversary delayed until February 2014

It appears as if Fable Anniversary won't be hitting your disc tray until February 2014, as the game has been pushed back a bit. No reason has been given for the delay, but my guess is it's to avoid the saturated holiday push for the Xbox On...   read

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Fable dev online focused

Every game from Fable dev will be 'online focused'

At gamescom, Dale brought us a preview of Xbox One exclusive Fable Legends, which eschews pets and sidekicks for full, four player cooperative play. You can also apparently play as the game's villain, setting traps and controlling minions. ...   read

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Fable Legends: a first look at Lionhead's Xbox One title

At Microsoft's pre-gamescom Xbox One press event, we got our first look at Lionhead's newest for the console. Announced this morning, Fable Legends is not an MMO, though it is an online game. Lionhead calls it a true next-generation R...   read

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Here's the winning fan-made Fable Anniversary Achievement

Earlier this month, Lionhead Studios put the call out for fans to design their own Achievement to be integrated in Fable Anniversary. The results are in, and the winning entry "Are you not entertained!?" will require players to complete all...   read

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Design an Achievement for Fable Anniversary

Lionhead Studios is taking the crowdsourcing approach to coming up with the last Achievement for Fable Anniversary. Now through July 14, you can submit ideas on the company's forums. "We'll be handing the creative baton to our community by ...   read


Fable III is free on Xbox Live Games on Demand

Fable III is currently available to download for free on Xbox Live. People initially believed it to be some sort of error, but Microsoft has officially recognized it. Go download the game that promises so much, and delivers very little of i...   read

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Fable Anniversary

Fable: The Lost Chapters is getting remade on Xbox 360

Pretty big news for original Xbox fans has come today. Fable: The Lost Chapters will be getting the HD remake treatment this fall with Fable Anniversary. The original announcement comes by way of Lionhead's Tim Timmins and the Major Nelson ...   read

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