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Fable 3 For PC in May with Hardcore, 3D Vision

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Fable 3 for Windows PC will have an exclusive "Hardcore" mode and support Nvidia 3D Vision.

While coughing up a load of Xbox 360 news regarding Gears of War 3, Halo: Reach and other titles, Thursday Microsoft also revealed details about the upcoming PC version of Fable 3. Although the game has resided on the current Microsoft console since October 2010, PC gamers will finally get their fair share on May 17 here in the States, May 19 in Australia and May 20 across Europe.

According to the press announcement, Fable 3 will come packed with a PC-exclusive "Hardcore" mode which offers a higher level of difficulty. It will also feature support for Nvidia's 3D Vision technology and "the same great action found on the console game."

At this point, the hardware minimum/recommended requirements are unknown, but gamers wanting to experience the Nvidia 3D Vision aspect will need at least 1 GB of RAM, 100 MB of HDD space, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 CPU or higher CPUs, Windows Vista 32/64-bit or Windows 7 32/64-bit, Nvidia's kit, a 3D Vision-ready display and a compatible Nvidia card.

In related news, Fable: Coin Golf will officially land on Windows Phone 7 in March. This app "draws upon the wealth of traditional British pub games" and allows players to transfer their winnings to Fable 3 on the Xbox 360 or Windows. Players can also unlock three exclusive weapons that can be used in the Traitor's Keep DLC slated to hit Xbox LIVE Marketplace on March 1 for 560 Microsoft Points.

"The Traitor’s Keep game add-on continues the journey as fans venture into three new levels called Ravenscar Keep, Clockwork Island, and the Godwin Estate, taking on new quests and encountering a mysterious prisoner," Lionhead Studios reports. "Traitor’s Keep also comes packed with 250 gamerscore points and additional content."

Fable 3 for the PC will be released in retail outlets and in digital format exclusively on Games for Windows – LIVE. Although not officially announced, the Traitor's Keep DLC may also be available for the PC version when it launches in May.

In addition to the news, Lionhead also released a new batch of screenshots from Fable 3 on the PC, as seen here:

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    mindless728 , February 25, 2011 11:45 PM
    why should the PC community care about Fable 3 if we can't play Fable 2 on PC
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    eklipz330 , February 25, 2011 11:53 PM
    i'll buy it if they release it for $30.
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    wolley74 , February 26, 2011 12:30 AM
    DO WANT!!!!!
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    falchard , February 26, 2011 12:52 AM
    They put in all that talk, but all I saw was Lionhead releases another crappy PC port.
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    Anonymous , February 26, 2011 2:01 AM
    1 gig of ram for 3d vision ... maybe if you were running it at 640x480 (1280x960 effective) and even then you may even get crashes
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    alhanelem , February 26, 2011 3:17 AM
    mindless728why should the PC community care about Fable 3 if we can't play Fable 2 on PC

    technically fable 3 has a unrelated story to fable 2
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    kashifme21 , February 26, 2011 5:13 AM
    Lol they arent making a Steam release and launching on the same day as Witcher 2, looks like they really are trying everything to make sure the game doesnt sell.
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    Travis Beane , February 26, 2011 7:41 AM
    Someone else bought the Xbox version of Fable 3, and it's been taunting me for months now. I decided to wait until the PC release. I thought Microsoft meant it was going to be a couple weeks lates, not 6 damned months.

    I'm starting to wonder if I really want to play it after all. I preferred Fable 1 on PC over Fable 2 on Xbox.
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    killbits , February 26, 2011 8:16 AM
    Don't care. Way too many other pc games in the near future to spend my money on (Dragon Age II, DNF, Portal II, Crysis II, Witcher II, Skyrim, etc.) to care about a crappy port of a mediocre game.

    On an unrelated topic, how about a freakin original IP for once? Every game I find myself looking forward to this year is a sequel. Bulletstorm is really effing awesome and looking forward to RAGE obviously but Homefront looks stupid and other than that everything is unoriginal, albeit still exciting.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 26, 2011 8:39 AM
    Keep it coming & lets see more of this stuff...
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    Maxor127 , February 26, 2011 9:43 AM
    Two additions that I don't care about. It better have any released DLC included and co-op or else I won't be interested.
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    Burodsx , February 26, 2011 1:14 PM
    Dear Lionhead. Thanks for making me wait to the point of not caring any more... again. As stated by killbits, PLENTY of better games coming out soon.
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    maigo , February 26, 2011 5:45 PM
    All the reviews I've seen are so shitty, I don't even plan on pirating it
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    CoryInJapan , February 26, 2011 6:03 PM
    SHould listen to the angry joe show review on the 32 reason why fablke 3 sucks...Its a well thought out review and has many valid points..I dont think Imuh buy fable 3 now..and especially since i cant even play fable 2 since Im strictly PC gaming.
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    Khimera2000 , February 26, 2011 6:56 PM
    Unfortionatly I willl have to agree with most everyone else here. Its nice that there relesing a game for PC... but honestly its to little to late. This title has lost most of its steam, a chunk of the hardcore gamers that would be intrestead have already given up on the IP or have purchased it for consols, as for 3d support I dont think its a big selling point when its almost imposible to find someone that actually has a 3d anything in there home.

    Personaly I beleave that these companies have spent so much time ignoring the PC market and developing for consols, that they no longer have the talent necissary to release any descent title meant to utilize any modern hardware.

    If the only trick these people have to entice us is 3D that only works for a single vender(gpu), then its safe to assume that theres a mark being missed that the higher ups have no idea what there doing... its also safe to assume that these companies will continue to do so till someone else plowes there bottom line.
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    steiner666 , February 26, 2011 11:53 PM
    nice, i'll be getting it to play it in 3D
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    hardcore_gamer , February 27, 2011 5:52 AM
    They should improve the graphics first, the graphics look even crappier in 3D
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    Von Death , February 27, 2011 6:55 AM
    I will play any game where John Cleese voice acts.
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    tomsresults , February 28, 2011 12:46 AM
    Hardcore... hehe
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    megamanx00 , February 28, 2011 1:55 AM
    They kinda skipped Fable 2 for the PC there.
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