Fable III delivers all-star cast

28 Sep 2010

Fable III for the Xbox 360 will feature some all-star voice talent, including John Cleese, Simon Pegg, Michael Fassbender and Stephen Fry.

The all-star cast will make up characters in the third instalment of the popular gaming franchise.

Fable III sets the stage in which you will be called to lead a rebellion against your brother, King Logan, and rise up as the new ruler of Albion.

Cleese will play your butler and confidant, Jasper, and Sir Ben Kingsley will be the leader of the mountain dwellers, Sabine.

Pegg will play an attention-seeking soldier called Ben Finn and German-born Irish actor Fassbender will play the evil King Logan.

Zoe Wannamaker returns as Theresa and Fry will return as Reaver, a narcissistic marksman blessed with eternal youth.

Bernard Hill will play your mentor Sir Walter Beck, Nicholas Hoult will play your potential male love interest, Elliot, for your female hero, and Naomie Harris will play Page, the leader of the rebels who reside in Bowerstone.

Fable III cast documentary

The latest instalment of the ‘Inside Lionhead’ video documentary series featured the cast, who reflected on their experiences while working on the game.

Highlights include Kingsley picking up a Welsh accent and how Fassbender prepared to play a villain in his first video-game voiceover project.

“This is my first experience voicing a video game, so what drew me to it was the team, how committed they are, how well organised everything is and how beautiful the game is,” said Kingsley in the video documentary.

“One of the things that’s missing from a lot of video games is good writing and good voice work. I think this one has a wonderful mythology and it’s witty and it’s engrossing,” said Pegg.

“The Fable franchise has always been recognised for its unique take on drama, morality, and of course, humour,” said Louise Copley, head of the Fable franchise.

“We’re taking this to the limits in Fable III by bringing on a star-studded cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley, John Cleese and Simon Pegg, who truly understand what it takes to bring characters to life in complex ways and add new dimensions of blockbuster entertainment to Fable III.”

The game will be released on 29 October in Europe for Xbox 360.