Fable II Collector’s Edition Content Axed, Price Dropped

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Shhh! Listen closely for a sec. Hear that? That’s the sound of enraged gamers around the world heaving a huge sigh of disappointment and angrily canceling their pre-orders for the Fable II Collector’s Edition.

Why’s that? Simple, really. As announced last night on the Lionhead dev blog, Microsoft has had to readjust the Collector’s Edition due to “supply chain issues.” That readjustment is actually more like a gutting, though. The premium box, fate art cards, and Hobbe figurine — you know, the main items that made the Collector’s Edition a Collector’s Edition — have all been axed. All’s that’s left now is the “Making of…” disc and bonus DLC including the extra dungeon, weapon and Master Chief costume. The price on the CE has subsequently been cut by $10, but $70 for additional content many other games offer as pre-order freebies is hardly worth it. This package certainly isn’t deserving of being called a Collector’s Edition any more.

In an effort to make amends, Microsoft and Lionhead are going to be making available downloadable PDF versions of the Fate Cards for users to print themselves and a free mini-album of music from both Fable and Fable II (downloadable via sumthingdigital.com beginning Oct. 6th). The free music is great, but is anyone really going to print the cards from their home PC?

Microsoft Adjusts Contents & Pricing for Fable II Collector’s Edition [Fable II Dev Blog]

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