First Four Paid DLC Packs For Fable III Revealed

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

The first bits of paid DLC for Fable III have been announced and confirmed for a November 23 release in the US. And as a heads up, you may want to stay put in the main story line, as the Lionhead appears to be suggesting that the most substantial DLC hitting this date needs you to be in the middle of the action.

That aforementioned content is "The Understone Quest Pack," which adds three new quests and an additional area to the main quest line. Let's pull it apart. "The Voice," the first quest mentioned, takes place in an underground lair beneath Bowerstone. Other than a new area, it'll add a new moral decision for you to make that will "lead to two drastically different outcomes" in the area. "Shooting Range," the second quest, adds a shooting mini-game to the mercenaries-laden area in a post-Saker world. By recording high scores in this game, you'll unlock weapons to use. "The Wheel of Misfortune" is pretty similar. You'll be asked to return to Reaver's mansion to beat times in his arena. High scores unlock more weapons.

== TEASER ==Lionhead also announced three other packs for a November 26 release: "The Exclusive Hair Pack," "The Five-Star Dog Potion" pack, and "Reaver Industries Hero Outfit." The hair pack will give access to corn rows, afro, and asymmetrical bob styles, while the dog will give your doggie five-star abilities across the board. The Hero Outfit is, as you might expect, a new bit of clothing.

Sound good? Let's talk price. The Exclusive Hair Pack is priced at 160 Microsoft Points; the Five-Star Dog Potion Pack will cost 80 MSP; The Reaver Industries Hero Outfit is 160 MSP, and the Understone Quest Pack is set at 400 MSP.
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

The first bits of paid DLC for Fable III have been announced and confirmed for a November 23 release in the US. And as a heads up, you may want to stay put in the main story line, as the Lionhead appears to be suggesting that the most substantial DLC hitting this date needs you to be in the middle of the action.

That aforementioned content is "The Understone Quest Pack," which adds three new quests and an additional area to the main quest line. Let's pull it apart. "The Voice," the first quest mentioned, takes place in an underground lair beneath Bowerstone. Other than a new area, it'll add a new moral decision for you to make that will "lead to two drastically different outcomes" in the area. "Shooting Range," the second quest, adds a shooting mini-game to the mercenaries-laden area in a post-Saker world. By recording high scores in this game, you'll unlock weapons to use. "The Wheel of Misfortune" is pretty similar. You'll be asked to return to Reaver's mansion to beat times in his arena. High scores unlock more weapons.

== TEASER ==Lionhead also announced three other packs for a November 26 release: "The Exclusive Hair Pack," "The Five-Star Dog Potion" pack, and "Reaver Industries Hero Outfit." The hair pack will give access to corn rows, afro, and asymmetrical bob styles, while the dog will give your doggie five-star abilities across the board. The Hero Outfit is, as you might expect, a new bit of clothing.

Sound good? Let's talk price. The Exclusive Hair Pack is priced at 160 Microsoft Points; the Five-Star Dog Potion Pack will cost 80 MSP; The Reaver Industries Hero Outfit is 160 MSP, and the Understone Quest Pack is set at 400 MSP.
#2 Edited by strangeling (1260 posts) -


DLC is always nice, but I've never played Fable II, and only just the slightest bit of Fable.  I own both of those, so I probably won't play any of this for III.

#3 Posted by djaoni (338 posts) -

Let the milking begin.

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11391 posts) -

Oh boy. I haven't even played the game yet, and there's already DLC. 

#5 Posted by dr_pineapple (193 posts) -

Sounds terrible

#6 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8606 posts) -

Probably not worth it, but selling hairstyles and dye's? Really?
Can't we go back to old fashioned expansions packs that are actually worth buying?

#7 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -

Game wasn't even worth the full price. How about some free DLC for your shitty game, Lionhead?

#8 Edited by TheCreamFilling (1203 posts) -

BALLS! 
 
I guess there won't be anything as good as The Lost Chapters again. 

#9 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

Molyeneux went nuts with the DLC this time.  
Normally I'm the last person to bitch about a DLC's 'value' but there is some very clearly cut content. 
 
The Dye pack comes to mind - this is something that straight up should have been in the game, failing that it should have been included with new copies - they want me to pay a dollar to dye my clothes black. 
 
There are so many blocked off paths, locked doors and other really obvious places for DLC to be tacked on - it feels so goddamn cheap. There are tons of doors that just don't work in Bowerstone Castle, and yet there's ONE, right next to your world map that says 'This door is locked' (your content  has been cut, please pay 400MSP and wait a few months).
 
A huge middle finger to the fans with all this shit Molyeneaux....Fable II had great DLC (even the free packs gave you one or two items of clothing and let you see the missions if your friend paid up) and I'd heard him muttering about pay in-game gold and MSP for a boat ticket or something, he failed to mention that the dock wouldn't be added after the fact as part of DLC, it would be sitting right there on day one.

#10 Posted by Koobz (407 posts) -

Noooope.  I loved the first two Fables even though they fell short.  This new one is just a bunch of bullshit where you either hold the A button or the X button for a second, and then you watch loading screens while you wait to go back to Whereverthefuck for the umpteenth time.  Not paying to do that more.

#11 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

This is a prime example of how not to do DLC.

#12 Posted by Jolt92 (1579 posts) -

Oh man...

Time to get your shit together Peter.

#13 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

4 bucks for a new quest not bad, but charging for hair styles and whatnot/ 
 
LOL.

#14 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

FIRST
 
FOUR
 
I am really pissed with DLC at this point. Fable III is a game that you should be able to buy and say "yeah, I've got Fable III." This is a problem for me with Mass Effect 2 as well. Instead they have to render the disc incomplete by dumping out stuff that fans feel obligated to buy.
 
Rock Band songs make sense. Map packs make sense. New campaigns I will begrudgingly accept. But adding to an open world game just makes the original disc feel incomplete, which is an offense to those who purchased it.

#15 Posted by macot79 (33 posts) -

 If they announce it this soon then it should have been in the game from start. 

#16 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -

Stop laying out so much crap and make proper DLC's for a better price and value.  As a fan of all the Fable games, i won't touch this... Fable 2 got two DLC's, and those were good. Make the hair styles and dyes free and let us pay for the big stuff. This is getting ridiculous and out fo hand.

#17 Posted by Xeiphyer (5611 posts) -

Sounds like a huge ripoff.

#18 Posted by jim_dandy (891 posts) -

A bit of backlash from more devoted gamers, but it's likely the DLC will still sell well, and they'll just keep doing this shit.

#19 Posted by Favocado (20 posts) -

Not happy with this. Its been less than a month since the game released. Not only that, but clothing and hair styles as DLC? C'mon.

#20 Posted by RavenX302 (263 posts) -

This is the kind of game I would like to see a proper expansion adding new features and places and story. A couple quests and some hair is a fucking joke. Shit that has clearly been kept out from the retail version. They are even charging people 80 points for the other dye pack. Really?

#21 Posted by ComradeKhan (686 posts) -

Corruption. thats all this is... All of this stuff was made a long time ago, they just chose had to pick a few things to cut out of the game so they could make people pay for it a month after release... like the shooting mini game was already a part of the last game - it was alright, but not something to make people pay extra for... Corruption.

#22 Posted by Dimsey (964 posts) -

I'm all for more DLC. I'm not for the part where "you may want to stay put in the main story line" because I've finished it and have no intention of starting over. Pretty much fuck that.

#23 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

This is the future of gaming.  Gamers have so little will power, they'll make so much money.  You guys know how much WoW players will pay for their ingame pets?

#24 Edited by Death_Burnout (3800 posts) -

If Lionhead couldn't do anything more annoyingly weird, release quests that i have to be in the middle of the story i have finished. Nice goin' guys...That is of course if that's how it pans out.
 
Either way, all will be good when and if we get a quest line in a certain obvious place.

#25 Posted by InfamousBIG (3227 posts) -

So next up is hair armor?

#26 Posted by Vrock (78 posts) -

Fuck this shit.  
Video game industry goes into masses and as a consequence we see this.  
I will NOT buy this crap.

#27 Posted by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -
@Dimsey said:
" I'm all for more DLC. I'm not for the part where "you may want to stay put in the main story line" because I've finished it and have no intention of starting over. Pretty much fuck that. "
I'm at the point where I just don't wont buy DLC unless its a stand alone story like the Episodes for GTA IV.. doing it any other way is pointless. Especially with a game with so much content like Fable, this just feels like fluff. This is the same issue I had with the Red Dead DLC. 
 
Just realized The Ballad of Gay Tony was the last DLC I bought.
#28 Posted by Chaser324 (6742 posts) -

The Fable II DLC quests were pretty solid, but Fable III really didn't pull me in anywhere near as much. So, I'll probably be taking a pass on all of this.

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#29 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Boooo! I want more content that will flesh out the royalty section.

#30 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

I'll pass.

#31 Posted by UItros (20 posts) -

Freaking DLC costs too much for what they offer. The only thing that seems "fair priced" is the Understone DLC. Everything else is a rip-off IMO.

#32 Posted by afrokola (547 posts) -

The pricing sounds pretty reasonable to me.

#33 Posted by Kontrapunkt (413 posts) -

  First Four Paid DLC Packs For Fable III Revealed 
in other news, PC edition lost in oversea expedition.

#34 Posted by C0V3RT (1380 posts) -
#35 Posted by CharleyTony (924 posts) -

pretty boring if you ask me. 3 quests in fable 3 would last about 2 or 3 hours, unless it is about finding stuff like the books in the main game. 
 
If I want to play more Fable, I think I will replay the second game of the franchise.

#36 Posted by TheJoker138 (81 posts) -
@cide: The Red Dead DLC is all stand alone.  All of it but Undead Nightmare is multiplayer stuff, and then Undead Nightmare is reached via a separate menu, just like the GTA IV stuff was.
#37 Posted by niamahai (1394 posts) -

and it all rounds up to 800 MSP !
 
personally i like it when they sell it by pieces
 
MOAR FABLE ADVENTURE AWAITS TALLY-HO!

#38 Posted by kratier (223 posts) -

you idiots buy it up for other games then are shocked when more games lock game content on disc and charge you 10 bucks to unlock

#39 Posted by tobygw (580 posts) -

AWESOME!! I LOVE IT WHEN GAMES MAKE ME HAVE A SPECIFIC SAVE FILE TO PLAY THE DLC!...

#40 Posted by guiseppe (2842 posts) -

"Have you checked the Sanctuary shop?" x1kagillion.

#41 Posted by Whiskeyjack (110 posts) -

If when I enter my Sanctuary I'm told about some new bits and bobs in the shop again.. I'm going to stab the bloody butler in the neck.

#42 Posted by tourgen (4542 posts) -

mediocre game gets mediocre DLC news at 11

#43 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -
@tourgen said:
" mediocre game gets mediocre DLC news at 11 "
lol That made my day :P
#44 Posted by DougQuaid (1275 posts) -
@Whiskeyjack: Nail on the head my friend, nail on the head. 
 
 The DLC schemes in Fable 3 are fucking disgusting.  Lionhead should be ashamed of themselves.    
#45 Posted by pplus0440 (260 posts) -

ok that pisses me off clearly they had this made and are going to charge extra for it. the DLC business needs reform here. Because charging $60 for a full game and keeping some of it to charge people more is rediculous. We should boycott shti like this

#46 Posted by bhhawks78 (1208 posts) -

Glad I bought this used for 30$ since it obviously was going to have dlc ripped from the game.

#47 Posted by Danishmaggot (105 posts) -

Can we please have a patch first ktnx.

#48 Posted by ItsAJackal (149 posts) -

I personally think DLC and online patches were the worst thing that has happened to the gaming industry.  It allows companies to release unfinished games with the thought of either patching bugs (why even test games anymore?) or adding content that was originally slated to be in the game.  
 
The problem is that they are making buckets of money from this stuff.  For every 1 person that remembers how complete games used to be 10-15 years ago, there are 2 that will drop $5 from their parent's credit card without even thinking twice.  Why should any gaming company be satisfied with spending several million dollars on development to sell a $60 game when they can hold back features and eventually sell a $85 ($60 + DLC) game when it has finally been completed?  
 
Simple math that our nickel and dime society is fully justifying. 

#49 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

The missions pack seems decently priced, but I already beat the damn game twice (the second being an Albion I actually don't mind going back to), so I'm not going to start up a new game just so I can see one or two new worth-while quests.

#50 Posted by Grilledcheez (3957 posts) -

If it's anything like Fable 2's dlc, I would advise against getting it

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