Fable III features top voice talent

by: Sean Colleli -
I already knew John Cleese was lending his voice to Fable III, but it looks like Simon Pegg and Ben Kingsly will be joining him, along with many others. Some, like the people portraying Theresa and Reaver, are returning veterans of the series, but there's a lot of new talent too. Fable III seems to be focusing on a more dynamic story this time around, which is good considering the plot of the previous two games was rather flimsy and just served to foist black and white moral choices on the player.


Simon Pegg, John Cleese, and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley headline this October’s revolutionary action-adventure experience



It takes a village, so goes the popular adage, and never has this been truer than in “Fable III.” As you embark on your own revolution to seize the throne from an evil tyrant in “Fable III,” starting Oct. 26 in North America exclusively on Xbox 360, you’ll be flanked by a supporting cast that features some of Hollywood’s most renowned talent, with film accomplishments that include “Monty Python,” “Star Trek,” “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and the upcoming “X-Men: First Class.”



Available today, the latest installment to the popular “Inside Lionhead” video documentary series features the talented cast, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Fassbender, Simon Pegg and more, as they reflect back on their experiences working on “Fable III.” From topics such as Sir Ben Kingsley picking up a Welsh accent to how Michael Fassbender prepared to take on a villain’s role in his first video game voiceover project, watch what happens when the star-studded cast applies their craft to “Fable III,” this October’s most anticipated title.



“The ‘Fable’ franchise has always been recognized for its unique take on drama, morality, and of course, humor,” said Louise Murray, 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.’”



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



Interact with these critically acclaimed actors in “Fable III” like never before. Talk politics with Sir Ben Kingsley, dish over the latest fashions with John Cleese or stir up trouble with Simon Pegg, all while plotting to bring the tyrannical King Logan – voiced by Michael Fassbender – to his knees. The Fable III voice-cast brings together some of the world’s most talented actors from all genres of the big screen, silver screen and theater, including:



· John Cleese as your trusty butler and confidant, Jasper

· Sir Ben Kingsley as the leader of the mountain dwellers, Sabine

· Simon Pegg as attention-seeking soldier Benn Finn who is looking for action

· Michael Fassbender as the evil King Logan whom your “Fable III” hero will lead a revolution against

· Zoë Wannamaker returns as Theresa. She was last seen taking over the Spire in “Fable II,” but who knows what her real motivation is?

· Stephen Fry returns as Reaver, the narcissistic marksman blessed with eternal youth

· Bernard Hill as Sir Walter Beck, your faithful mentor

· Nicholas Hoult as the potential male love interest, Elliot, to your “Fable III” female hero

· Naomie Harris as Page, the leader of the rebels who reside in Bowerstone



“Fable III” sets the stage for an unparalleled action and adventure experience, in which you will be called upon to lead a rebellion against your brother, the tyrant king Logan, and rise up as the new ruler of Albion. Take part in all the action, drama and humor as you’re propelled into a rich and engaging story, featuring a unique cast of characters around you.



“Fable III” will be available in a Standard Edition ($59.99) and Limited Collector’s Edition ($79.99) for Xbox 360, and is available now for pre-order at participating retailers. With the character creator tool at xbox.com/fable3, called the “Fable III” Villager Maker, fans who pre-order the game at participating retailers can create and bring their personalized villager to life. Additionally, the in-game villager will deliver to your hero a thrilling new quest and 1,000 gold in fortune.



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“Fable III” launches in the U.S. on Oct. 26 and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, visit xbox.com/fable3. For additional details, visit Lionhead at lionhead.com/fable3 and facebook.com/fable3.
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