Fable Heroes Xbox Live Arcade Release

6 March, 2012 - 5:28 pm by

Xbox’s official site has spilled the beans on Xbox Live Arcade game Fable Heroes to be released later this year.

It’s a four-player hack-and-slash romp styled more cartoony than usual, and with heroes that look like rag dolls. There looks to be a Zelda-style heart health system.

Work together to smash through familiar waves of fantasy baddies, earning coins as you conquer foes. Use these coins to unlock upgrades, characters and items both in Fable Heroes, and Kinect game Fable: The Journey.

There’s also a board-game-style screen, although there’s no explanation of how it’s used.

Fable Heroes is being developed in-house at Lionhead by a team headed up by Fable 3 quest designer Ted Timmins. It’s the work of 20 employees, and development commenced last April – and while a release date hasn’t yet been confirmed, it’ll be prior to the release of Fable: The Journey this September.

Fable Heroes feeds into the Kinect-exclusive Fable: The Journey, with avatars and unlockables being shared between the two. Unlike previous Fable tie-ins such as Kingmaker and Coin Gold, Fable Heroes is a fully-fledged game, featuring drop-in/drop-out co-op and a slew of content.

There’s no price-point just yet, although Timmins hinted that it will come in at the lower end of the XBLA scale.