First downloadable goodies for ‘Fable 2’ slated for Jan. 13

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Are you ready to explore Knothole Island? The first downloadable content expansion for the Xbox 360 RPG Fable 2 will be available Jan. 13 for 800 points from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Releasing simultaneously: a free content update that will grant players a handful of gifts from the inhabitants of Knothole Island (Knight’s Boots, Assassins Gloves, a special Weight Loss Potion, a collectible silver book and more) and will enable those who haven’t purchased the Knothole Island DLT to continue the co-op action with their friends and check their standing in over 50 new Leaderboards on

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Microsoft and Lionhead Confirm Release Date of Knothole Island and Release New Installment of Acclaimed Video Documentary Series

In the studio’s eighth video documentary, Lionhead offers a glimpse into finishing “Fable II” and creating the highly-anticipated Knothole Island, which arrives to Xbox LIVE Jan. 13 worldwide

Since the UK launch of “Fable II” on Oct. 24, more than two million gamers worldwide have embarked on a quest to reshape the world of Albion in the image of their hero. While gamers have been fast at work behind the Xbox 360 controller, the creators of Albion have been hard at work to bring Knothole Island to heroes worldwide on Jan. 13. Releasing over Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft points, Knothole Island will introduce all-new adventures in “Fable II,” the winner of numerous industry awards Game of the Year accolades.

In the latest installment of Lionhead Studio’s Video Diary series, the developers reveal some of the challenges they faced in the final days of making “Fable II” and offer a sneak preview of Knothole Island. Senior Programmer Jonathan Shaw and fellow members of the team hint at the new quests, weapons, items and specialty shops available on this mysterious isle off the coast of Albion, as well as some of the quirky characters that inhabit it.

Also on Jan. 13, fans everywhere will be able to enhance their “Fable II” experience with a free content update* exclusively available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The free update will grant players a handful of gifts from the fine people of Knothole Island and will enable those who haven’t purchased Knothole Island downloadable content to continue the co-op action with their friends. Some of the fun items include: Knight’s Boots, Assassins Gloves, a special Weight Loss Potion, a collectible silver book and more. The update will also enable players to check their standing in over 50 new Leaderboards on

As an additional post-holiday treat for “Fable II” fans, Lionhead Studios and Microsoft Game Studios have created an all-new Knothole Island Premium Theme for the New Xbox Experience, available for 250 Microsoft points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace or Marketplace on the Web at

Check out Episode 8 on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, or It is also available for download at

The free content update must be manually downloaded from Xbox LIVE. This update is included in the Knothole Island premium downloadable content pack, so players that purchase the Knothole Island do not need to separately download the content update

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