A small group of former Lionhead Studios developers are hard at work on a new Fable title in the form of a digital card game called Fable Fortune. The game was actually in development at Lionhead prior to the studio's closure, and now Flaming Fowl Studios has been allowed by Microsoft to continue its development. The studio aims to release Fable Fortune for PC and Xbox One in late 2017.
Fortune will be immediately familiar to those who play the likes of Hearthstone - with players choosing from eight planned deck-altering heroes and aiming to reduce opponents' health to zero using a variety of spell types - but comes with its own twists.
According to West, the team's ethos is "improving the genre", which includes using a more engaging 3D art style, offering a full online co-op mode against AI "bosses" using themed decks, a leveling system for cards used regularly, and Trophy Cards, extra units or spells offered to the player who plays second.
Fable Fortune will also feature quests during some matches, challenging you to use certain types of cards, or even make moral choices as you could in the original Fable games. These choices, for good or evil, will impact your character, which in turn can even morph some of your cards.
Though Flaming Fowl has Microsoft's blessing to use the Fable IP, it is turning to Kickstarter in order to finance and publish the game. The campaign will run for four weeks, and will kick off on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
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