Lionhead Studios profiled one of Fable Legends' main characters this weekend. Inga is a "tomboy" who developed a taste for defending the week at an early age.
"This was neither the behaviour (nor the colour scheme) her mother had in mind for her good daughter," Lionhead said in their profile of Inga. "Indeed her mother thought Inga would be much better off in pink with bows, or spending her time at dancing lessons. Inga though, much preferred her tomboy tussles and taking on the role of defender, protecting the smaller children in the village from the bigger ones. Everything seemed clear to Inga."
One day she came across a group of thieves trying to loot the tomb of a Hero. She grabbed the shield that one of them had looted and used it to pummel the criminals. Her skill in defeating the gang made her realize that she was destined for greater things. She decided to leave her small town of Pitflea.
"Inga’s new shield, Bulwark, a huge piece made of timber and brass, was more than the sum of its parts. Having a shield with a name is rare enough, but the shield also boasted an enchantment bound into it that helped it heal and reform no matter the damage it took. Legend has it that the shield is dragonproof, but an inconvenient shortage of dragons means it hasn’t been possible to check the validity of this claim."
"Armed with her strength and country wisdom, as well as an enormous magical shield, Inga is a fast learner and good friend. If you’re stupid enough point a weapon at her companions she will ensure that you never threaten anyone again."
Fable Legends, announced last August, lets players create a custom Hero and then adventure through Albion. They can team up with up to three other players in their journey. In single-player mode, these three companions are NPC's. Inga is part of this quartet. A fifth player can take on the role of Dungeon Master and try to defeat the heroes with monsters and traps.
Lionheads decided to set Fable Legends before the original Fable trilogy to return to the series' medieval roots. Gone is the steampunk technology of the past two games. The Albion of Legends is far more primitive.
"The land is a patchwork of small villages and towns, islands in a sea of hostile forest," Lionhead said in January. "It’s too risky for your average bumpkin to travel, so communications are limited and people are suspicious of outsiders. Each place has its own distinct customs and ways of relating to the magic that surrounds them. Even villages just the other side of the hills have enough funny accents, odd clothes and bizarre turnip-rituals to make strangers really seem strange."
Fable Legends is being developed exclusively for the Xbox One. Lionhead hasn't announced a release window for the game yet but maybe they'll make an announcement on that subject at E3.
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