LONDON – 11th March: Today, Xbox 360™ and Lionhead Studios are thrilled to announce that the blockbuster “Fable II” claimed the prestigious accolade of “Action and Adventure” award at the Video Game BAFTAs, held last night in central London.
“For us the BAFTA’s are one of the most important video games awards with its British and film association – our BAFTA for Fable II will take pride of place in our offices’’ commented Peter Molyneux, Studio Director, Lionhead Studios. ‘’The team at Lionhead put a great deal of passion, hard work and care into making Fable II, so it is fantastic to get this kind of recognition from both fans and the judges.“
The critically acclaimed “Fable II” provides players with an unprecedented level of freedom and choice in an open world environment, driven by a unique and compelling story narrative. Developed by Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios, the creators of “Fable” and “Black & White,” “Fable II” is a unique example of British creativity that scales new heights of innovation for the genre.
Neil Thompson, Senior Regional Director, Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft UK added “Congratulations to the industry for another year of game innovation and to Peter and the whole Lionhead team – Fable II is truly one of our most important entertainment franchises on Xbox 360. Lionhead Studios have excelled in creating a truly unique experience with Fable II and the game certainly delivered to our fans”
“Fable II” is rated 15 by the BBFC and is now available exclusively on Xbox 360 with an Estimated Retail Price of £44.99 for the Standard Edition and the Limited Edition. For the latest information, please visit www.lionhead.com/fable2 .
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