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Fable II
Box artwork for Fable II.
Developer(s) Lionhead Studios
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action, RPG
System(s) Xbox 360
Rating(s)
BBFC: BBFC 15.png 15
ESRB: ESRB M.png Mature
OFLC: OFLC M.svg Mature
PEGI: PEGI 16.png Ages 16+
Preceded by Fable
Followed by Fable III
Series Fable
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Fable II is an action role-playing game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The sequel to Fable, it was originally announced in 2006 and released in October 2008.

The game takes place in the fictional world of Albion, five hundred years after Fable's setting, in a colonial era resembling the time of highwaymen or the Age of Enlightenment; guns are still primitive, and large castles and cities have developed in the place of towns. Unlike the original, the player may choose to be either male or female.

Story[edit]

The game begins in the city of Bowerstone, where a young child known as Sparrow (referred to as a boy for simplicity's sake, though the player can choose to be a girl) and his older sister, Rose, dream about living in Castle Fairfax, the home of Lord Lucien. Their fantasies are cut short when they hear a commotion down at the market. A man who goes by the name of Mystical Murgo is selling "magical" wares, such as a mirror that makes you beautiful (though only in complete darkness) and a magic box that grants you a wish. Rose scoffs at the idea of magic, but an old woman named Theresa tells her otherwise, suggesting it may in fact be magic.

Interested and curious, Rose and her brother decide to collect the five coins required for the box, doing odd jobs such as collecting warrants and posing for a photograph. In this time, they discover a dog getting abused by a bully, which they save. When they finally collect the money needed, they buy the box and wish that they could live in Castle Fairfax. The box then disappears in a flash of light, apparently not working. Dismayed, the two go to their hovel and discover the dog waiting for them.

In the middle of the night, they are awakened by a guard, who escorts them to Castle Fairfax on Lord Lucien's order. Overjoyed that their wish came true, the two follow eagerly. After meeting Lord Lucien and telling him of the box, he asks them to step in a circle on the floor. A blue light emits from the edge of the circle, and to Lucien's anger turns red upon his touch. Proclaiming that they are not any of the three, and one of them is the fourth, he shoots Rose, and afterwards shoots the player out of the window.

Upon waking up, the boy finds that he is alive, having been saved by the old lady he met earlier, along with the dog. Ten years later, Lucien has been rebuilding the Tattered Spire, which grants the user enormous power. The boy is told by the elderly woman that he is of the bloodline of heroes. Given the quest to stop Lucien's plans, the hero begins his great journey.

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