On top of the recent Fable III announcement, Lionhead Studios has also revealed plans to release Fable II episodically, chapter by chapter, starting September 29.
Fable II: Game Episodes will debut with the first chapter for free download. After that, players can decide if they want to buy the entire game or just the next chapter via Games on Demand. There will be five chapters total, and players will have access to all the Achievements and challenges found in the disc version -- as well as DLC compatibility.
Of course, co-op play is available regardless of whether you have the entire game or just a few chapters.
“With the launch of Games on Demand on Xbox LIVE, we have a great tool in place to deliver classic titles in an incredibly convenient fashion,” said Phil Spencer, general manager of Microsoft Game Studios.
“With the Fable II episodic model, we’re encouraging people to experience the first chapter of the game for free, then move onto other chapters when they are ready. It’s a unique model and one that will appeal to gamers who’ve been hesitant to dive full into the original retail release.”