Published on July 8th, 2008 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder
Pre-Order Fable 2 and get Pub Games Free
Yes, the headline is what you read it to be, pre-ordering Fable 2 will net you a free download of the Fable 2-related XBLA title “Pub Games”.
Don’t know what Pub Games is? For the uninitiated, it’s an Xbox Live Arcade game based on Fable. The coolest part about it though, is the fact that the money earned with Pub Games can be transferred to in-game currency in Fable 2. Talk about cool.
I’m a major fan of the original Fable, so I’m a bit impartient to play this one. Earning in-game currency while not in-game sounds cool enough to boost my enthusiasm for this one!
For the full scoop on Pub Games and the free preorder, check out the press release below.
Press Release follows:
Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios Give Gamers Head Start to Pad Their Fable II Bank Accounts
Pre-order a copy of “Fable II,” and earn or gamble away in-game gold via Xbox LIVEÂ® Arcade FableÂ® II Pub Games in preparation for the game’s full retail launch later this year.
Lionhead Studios and Microsoft Game Studios today announced that consumers who pre-order a copy of the Xbox 360â„¢ exclusive, â€œFable II,â€ at participating retailers worldwide, will be given free access to download the â€œFable IIâ€ Pub Games when they are released this August. Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade, fans can transfer the gold earned in these casino-style mini-games to the world of â€œFable II,â€ when the game is available later this year.
The final names of the Xbox LIVE Arcade â€œFable IIâ€ Pub Games (which will be available as one download) are: â€œKeystone,â€ which is a combination of Craps and Roulette, â€œSpinnerbox,â€ which is an updated take on slot machines, and â€œFortuneâ€™s Tower,â€ which is a press your luck style of game. The download will also include a Shell, which is a tutorial of all three games.
Now and for the first time ever, â€œFable IIâ€ fans can get a head start on their virtual experience, starting their long awaited quest through this sequel with gold in the bank and the ability to purchase items right off the bat, such as weapons, clothing, houses, dog tricks and more – an experience that can only be found on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The â€œFable IIâ€ Pub Games will also be available for purchase over Xbox LIVE in August for those that do not pre-order â€œFable IIâ€ for 800MS points.
Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios also announced details of a limited collectorâ€™s edition of â€œFable IIâ€ available for pre-order at retailers worldwide, for a suggested price of $79.99 USD. The limited collectorâ€™s edition includes: a bonus disc with a new behind-the-scenes making of video, collectible Hobbe figure, a LIVE trial card and additional in-game content (an Xbox LIVE account is required to access the limited collectorâ€™s edition bonus in-game content). The â€œFable IIâ€ standard addition is also available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of $59.99. â€œKeystone,â€ â€œSpinnerboxâ€ and â€œFortuneâ€™s Towerâ€ will also be embedded as part of the full retail copy of â€œFable IIâ€ (limited collectorâ€™s and standard editions).