Moments ago, Microsoft announced specifics regarding the Fable 2 mini-games
that were announced back during GDC that will allow gamers to earn gold for use in Fable 2
prior to the game's release. And you'll be pleased to know you can play the mini-games without spending any Microsoft points.
The Fable 2
"Pub Games" will release later this year
(release date still pending)
in August and will include three mini-games where players can earn gold for use in Fable 2
. The three games include a craps / roulette type game called "Keystone", a slot machine game called "Spinnerbox", the press your luck style game called "Fortune's Tower" and a tutorial for all three games called "Shell". The best news is that all three Pub Games will be available for FREE with a Fable 2
pre-order. The games will also be embedded on the retail disc. Otherwise, you' have to option to purchase the pack off the XBLA for 800 Microsoft points when they release.
Microsoft also announced a Fable 2
limited collector's edition that'll retail for $79.99 and include a behind-the-scenes bonus disc, collectible Hobbe
figure (w00t!), a LIVE trial card and other additional in-game content. Of course, the collector's edition will also include the Pub Games on disc.