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Fable is bringing back a villain we haven't seen in years

Fable is bringing back a villain we haven't seen in years

A familiar foe is back

If you tuned into Sunday’s Xbox Games Showcase, you’ll likely have seen that Playground Games dropped a brand new trailer for Fable.

Unfortunately, this long-awaited reboot isn’t set to land until next year - and as a reminder, it’ll do so on Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Regardless of the wait ahead, it was great to get a fresh look at what developers have been working on.

The last trailer, as you may recall, prominently featured Richard Ayoade’s Dave the giant. This time around, the trailer was led by Matt King, of Peep Show fame, as retired hero Humphrey.

It appears as if Humphrey will be an ally to our protagonist but then again, this is Fable we’re talking about. Who’s to say that we’re on the side of good?

While the trailer didn’t feature much in the way of gameplay, there were a few brief snippets of our heroine wielding her sword against an unknown foe and walking through several of the game’s locales.

The eagle-eyed among you may have also spotted that the trailer seemingly hints at Fable’s big bad.

Take a look at the latest trailer for Fable below.

As reported by GameRant, the Fable trailer seemingly features Jack of Blades, the main antagonist of the franchise’s first instalment.

If you’re not familiar with Jack, he’s essentially an interdimensional being that’s able to take over new bodies using a magic mask.

Yes, that means he can manifest in an array of forms making him pretty much immortal.

It’s not a total surprise then that this formidable foe may be back to haunt us.

How do we know? At the end of the trailer, we catch a glimpse of a mysterious character carrying a staff surrounded by a red aura.

Anyone who knows Jack of Blades will be familiar with these traits of the character.

As if I couldn’t get any more hyped for this reboot.

It’s going to feel like an eternity waiting for that 2025 launch but by the looks of it, Playground Games is cooking up something delicious so I suppose we best leave them to it.

Featured Image Credit: Xbox Game Studios

Topics: Fable, Xbox, PC, Playground Games