Fable Anniversary Goes Gold, Pre-Order Bonuses Include Weapons And Outfits

Lionhead has finished development of Fable Anniversary, the HD remake of the Xbox RPG, The game's been sent to manufacturers so that game discs can hit stores in early February.

Players who pre-order the remake will get free in-game items, according to Lionhead. You'll get one of three item bundles depending on which retailer you pre-order from:

Peirat?s Pre Order Pack

  • Peirat?s Outfit - Peirat?s was a famous plunderer, known for travelling uncharted waters to take entire cargo ships hostage for their most expensive items. He was also known by the name "Pete" in less formal circles.
  • Peirat?s Cutlass - A weapon used at sea needs to be both practical and effective. Peirat?s spent years refining this weapon so that the hook could be used to catch fish, the tip could be used to eat fish, and the blade could be used to slit a man's throat.

Snowspire Pre Order Pack

  • Snowspire Guard Outfit - Made from genuine horse hair, this outfit is said to calm even the most vocal of criminals.
  • The Jackarse - An age-old popular pasttime was run by a chap named Jack, who used to slap people around the face with a dead fish until they fell onto their arse. The rest, as they say, is history...

Apollo's Pre Order Pack

  • Apollo's Outfit - Apollo is the pseudonym for the leader of The Grey Company, the man responsible for monitoring Lady Grey's financial investments. As fearsome as that may sound, he had a reputation for being incredibly nice, often using his own money to bail out any villager that couldn't afford that months rent.
  • Apollo's Crossbow - Based on a centuries old concept, Apollo wanted to create a modern crossbow with the feel of a relic from the past - and thus this crossbow was born. Dependable in combat, but also pretty tasty to look at.

While you'll only get one item pack for pre-ordering, Lionhead says that you'll have a chance to get the other two in the future. They plan to sell the items through Xbox Live eventually.

Fable Anniversary updates the Xbox Original game with 1080p resolution and shorter loading times. The user interface and save systems have been redone. Lionhead also added Achievements, leaderboards, and Xbox Smartglass support.

Anniversary will arrive on the Xbox 360 on February 4th in North America, February 6th in Asia and February 7th in Europe.