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Fable reboot confirmed for Xbox Series X & PC

Published: 23/Jul/2020 18:04 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 18:32

by Brent Koepp

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A new Fable reboot was announced at Microsoft’s Xbox Series X event on July 23. The beloved RPG franchise makes its return after almost a decade.

Fable made its debut on the Xbox in 2004, and became a brand-defining title for the Microsoft platform. After the third release in 2010 and the canceled co-op project ‘Legends’ in 2016, the fantasy roleplaying game has been on an extended hiatus.

On July 23, Microsoft revealed the series’ comeback with the announcement of ‘Fable’ during its Xbox Series X event. The self-titled release is being reported as a reboot for the franchise, and will make its debut on both PC & Game Pass as well.

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The beloved Microsoft RPG will make its return on the Series X.

Fable makes it return on Xbox Series X

Despite Fable’s popularity, the RPG series has remained dormant for nearly a decade. However in a surprising announcement at Microsoft’s digital event, the publisher revealed that the fantasy property will make its triumphant return on their next-gen console.

The self titled ‘Fable’ was revealed at the end of the July 23 conference, with a teaser trailer that was only 55 seconds long. While much is unknown about the release, reports state that the game will be a reboot of the franchise similar to PlayStation 4’s God of War in 2018.

Microsoft’s official YouTube account seems to back this up, as the teaser video’s description states: “Fable returns with a new beginning for the legendary franchise. Explore a land of fantastical creatures and wondrous places. Developed by Playground Games for Xbox Series X and Windows 10.”

Currently the RPG title does not have a release date, and doesn’t even have a potential year listed for it either. However based on the game’s description and title, Microsoft is going to re-launch the series as a new “beginning” on the Series X.

While the teaser was incredibly short, the trailer captured the franchise’s signature sense of humor which made it a stand-out among the RPG genre. If nothing else, fans will no longer have to hope for Fable to return, as it’s making its next-gen comeback.

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Sailor Moon x Disney crossover Overwatch skin is the perfect fit for Mercy

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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One dedicated Overwatch fan and Mercy stan has come up with an awesomely creative skin design for the hero that mixes Sailor Moon and the Disney classic Snow White all into one.

Concepts for fairytale skins have been a favorite of Overwatch players almost since the game was introduced. While there are even a few oficial ones in Overwatch now (like Red Riding Hood Ashe and Dragon Mercy), there’s no way Blizzard would be able to keep up with all the ideas floating around out there.

That hasn’t stopped the artistically talented fans among us from adding on to that pile though, and one of the best we’ve seen lately is from artist u/aerisycloud. Their creation combines not not only Disney’s Snow White, but also everyone’s favorite Guardian of Earth, Sailor Moon, into a Mercy skin that fits the hero just perfectly.

Mercy Snow White skin concept
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A skin that might even give Mercy’s pink skin a run for its money in popularity.

This skin would be one of the few that recasts Mercy as a brunette, obviously a nod to Snow White. The colors and materials are also reminiscent of the fairy tale, but the cut and boots are practically common-issue for the Sailor Scouts.

Her Cadecus Pistol and Staff, along with her wings, are now solid gold (whether this is with or without 3000 CP is unknown), which would also pass in an instant for accessories that Sailor Moon would rock.

We love seeing these kinds of skin concepts, especially ones as cool as this, but it can be easy to forget how much time and effort goes into each one. To show us how much work it took, along with the finished product, aerisycloud also posted a time-lapse of their creation – which is worth watching in its own right.

My Mercy skin idea: Snow White x Sailor Moon from Overwatch

If this skin were to be made, it’d also be neat to see a Torbjorn skin featuring him as one of the Seven Dwarfs (Grumpy, preferably), and a voice clip along the lines of “Moon healing… escalation!” as a nod towards the anime.

As far as actual in-game skins go, you can currently unlock the new Kyogisha Hanzo skin until January 25, and the 2021 Lunar New Year event — which brings a ton of new skins with it — should get going shortly after that wraps up.