Microsoft’s latest game, gives every gamer the chance to be an action hero. Fable: The Journey is an action adventure game, exclusively designed for Kinect with Xbox 360. This gives players the chance to try out a game featuring action game play, while tapping the capabilities of the Kinect and the Xbox 360 to move the story forward.

Bladebarrow Den, one of the many zones in Albion

Bladebarrow Den, one of the many zones in Albion

Published by Microsoft Studios and developed by Lionhead Studios, Fable: The Journey plunges the gamers into an epic struggle as they use magic to defeat enemies. Gamers will get the chance to take on the avatar of Gabriel and come to the aid of the ailing and mysterious Theresa who has appeared in all previous games in the franchise. Gabriel is then plunged into an action-packed adventure full of dangerous enemies and chase sequences. Journeying through dangerous paths with a horse, gamers will learn to master magic as a deadly weapon, defend themselves in combat and solve puzzles on their personal journey to becoming a hero through the beautifully imagined world of Albion.  

Players can use Kinect to do anything from casting spells with one hand to blocking incoming attacks and controlling the reins of their horse as it gallops through stunning Albion. The horse itself is a character and grooming and looking after the horse properly wins the gamer points.

A hellish area in the land of Albion

A hellish area in the land of Albion

To cast magic by using their hands to perform certain gestures, players can enter a spell crafting mode, which allows drawing items with their hands and then using them as spells. This gives the players the ability to create shields, spears and hammers in order to defeat enemies. Players can also create fishing rods and telescopes, which can then be used in the game to fish or try their hands at some amateur astronomy. The game is aimed at the hardcore audience who have been looking forward to a serious game that would harness the power of the Kinect, as opposed to the family oriented game that the platform has become popular for.

The magic system uses the Kinect's motion control capabilities

The magic system uses the Kinect's motion control capabilities

“We are very excited to bring to India the latest title in the Fable series. “Fable: The Journey” is enthralling and immersive at every level and makes it difficult for gamers to return to reality after playing it. The game has a great, deeply layered story line, engaging challenges within the game along with fabulous graphics that create a realistic world that will truly enchant the player”, said Anshu Mor, Category Lead, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft India.

Fable: The Journey is an Xbox 360 game designed specifically for the Kinect and is available in stores now for the price of Rs 2599.

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