In August, Lionhead and Microsoft announced Fable II: Game Episodes for the new Games on Demand feature. Today, the Game Episodes make their debut on Xbox LIVE, and gamers can download the first chapter free.
The game will be distributed in five installments and are fully compatible with the two DLC packs -- "Knothole Island" and "See the Future" -- Achievements, challenges, and all the goodness found on disc. The free chapter is basically try-before-you-buy, but much nicer than a brief demo.
Phil Spencer, general manager of Microsoft Game Studios, had stated the episodic content would provide a way for gamers "who’ve been hesitant to dive full into the original retail release."