Video: Microsoft announce Xbox One-exclusive Fable Legends

Latest news from Gamescom includes the full roster of launch titles for the Xbox One
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Microsoft have announced that the next installment in the Fable series, Fable Legends, will be an Xbox One exclusive, and have released a new trailer for the game (see below).

As usual in the series, Fable Legends will unleash players into the world of Albion where they can become a hero or a villain, and choose whether to specialise in swordplay or magic.

However, the game promises to enhance the villain-experience, offering players the chance to “assume the role of an evil mastermind”:

“Playing a Hero utilizes the classic ‘Fable’ style of gameplay, but as a Villain, you’ll combine strategy and tactics to control an army of minions against the Heroes. Command your troops in real-time and carefully manage your minions’ unique abilities to ensure the forces of evil prevail.”

Developed by UK-based Lionhead Studios, Fable Legends also promises “seamless” switching between single and multiplayer sessions and the use of Xbox SmartGlass to turn your smartphone into a second screen.

The news is the latest from Microsoft at Gamescom, with the company also announcing the first details of their indie publishing scheme for the Xbox One, named ID@Xbox.

Microsoft have also announced the full roster of launch titles for the Xbox One , including the latest franchise juggernauts (including Call of Duty, Battlefield, Assassin’s Creed) and a smattering of new IP titles (Watch Dogs and Ryse being the most anticipated).

Other new included a new trailer of ‘Gladiator’ mode in sword-and-sandals hack-and-slash title Ryse: Son of Rome. The arena-based mode sees your character fight waves of enemies in order to fill an audience entertainment meter.

Other new trailers included  Fifa 14 (those who pre-order the Xbox One will get a copy of the game thrown in for free) and Kinect-powered beat-em-up Fighter Within from Ubisoft.