| See the Future|
|Type||Fable II Downloadable Content|
|Developed by||Lionhead Studios|
|Published by||Microsoft Game Studios|
Players will be given the chance to heed the call for a hero to restore colour and balance to the world, or let Albion fall to the wayside. Those who emerge victorious will receive the ultimate reward: a quest that provides a vision of Albion's future and what lies ahead for those born into the heroic bloodline. The fantastical new quests in "See the Future" will bring players face-to-face with new characters, creatures, events and legendary artifacts!
To help promote the release of "See the Future", Fable II Co-Op over Xbox Live was free on the weekend of May 8th 2009, to May 11th, 2009.
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The story of the DLC starts with the hero meeting Murgo the trader in Bowerstone Market. This is the same Murgo who sold you the music box as a child. He greets you and immediately recognizes you, and offers to sell you more curiosities, promising to sell you a very special one that can supposedly tell the future once his mysterious supplier delivers it (the supplier is later revealed to be Theresa).
The Snowglobe Modifier
- Main article: The Snowglobe (Quest)
The first item is a cursed snowglobe which you are able to activate. Using the snowglobe transports the Hero to a village devoid of colour, except for red, blue and yellow on certain items. The Hero will have to explore the village and surrounding area, fight new monsters, rescue the villagers and return colour to the land, thereby lifting the curse.
The Skull Modifier
- Main article: The Costume Party
After returning from the Snowglobe, Murgo offers the Hero his newest item, a cursed golden skull, which leads to the Costume Party quest (listed as The Cursed Knight on Lionhead's official site). When you use the skull, you are teleported to an area called the Celestial Keep, where you are immediately seen by a possessed skull tomb. He claims he was once a valiant knight that was cursed by a necromancer and is now imprisoned in the tomb. The Hero is given the quest to free the cursed knight. The area provides interesting interactions with statues and the opportunity to collect unique outfits to wear.
The Vision Modifier
- Main article: The Vision
A brief glimpse into the future. Murgo gives you a Spire Model. Using it takes you back to the center of the Spire to talk to Theresa. She offers you a sight into the future of Albion. In it you are the ruler of Albion. This vision will change slightly, depending on whether you are good or evil. The outcome will still be the same at the end. Theresa stands next to a cradle, saying that the fate of future Albion - and that of "Aurora" - lies in the hands of your yet to be born child. This is linked to Fable III.
The Colosseum Modifier
- Main article: The Colosseum (Quest)
Here your player fights through many waves for the "ultimate prize". The game is just like the Crucible, but here you get bonuses for hitting flitswitches or kicking chickens. The first wave consists of bugs then highwaymen, balverines, hollow men, banshees, bandits, spire guards and the necromancer that was shown in the Cursed Skull quest. But if you kill him here in the Colosseum you will get an achievement called The Combatant. After the necromancer is dead, all previous enemies will spawn.
The DLC offers several new quests:
- Murgo is back: Having first met him during the childhood sequence of Fable II, Murgo returns to Bowerstone Market to bring an amazing array of new wares, including potions that can transform canine companions into new breeds.
- The Ghosts of the Snowglobe Quest: The Hero is given a cursed Snowglobe holding a disturbing secret - the small town inside it was once a real town in Albion. The people who once inhabited it are now ghosts condemned to endless torment until the shadowy threat that cursed them is defeated.
- The Cursed Knight: Forever banished to a land beyond the dead, the Cursed Knight awaits a hero who has the strength and will to dress up in convincing costumes till the end of the road.
- The Colosseum: The Colosseum puts even the Crucible to shame. Only the greatest heroes have triumphed here. Players’ abilities will be put to the test to prove themselves in combat once and for all, to win the ultimate in prizes and the Theodore bears.
There are 13 new achievements available. For a complete list of new achievements please see: See the Future Acheivements
With the additional areas to explore, the Hero has the chance to find unique statuettes of Murgo and his unique dyes. Each cursed item hold certain statuettes and dyes. Some are easily found while others will require the Hero to solve a puzzle to acquire.
There are 10 golden statuettes hidden in the cursed items.
For a complete list of statuettes please see: Murgo Statuettes.
There are 10 new and unique dyes hidden in the cursed items.
For a complete list of dyes please see: See the Future Dyes.
The dyes are non-tradeable and can only be found in the areas of the cursed items. All of the dyes are worth 600 Gold and have a four star rating four stars.
|Cursed Grey||Not often used by people of a sunny and optimistic disposition, this particular shade of grey is apt to bring to mind overcast days, depressing any who see it.||Snowglobe: Located in a chest in the shadow court area (restore colour first).|
|Balverine Brown||The name refers either to the colour of a balverine’s pelt or to the results of seeing one in the flesh.||Celestial Keep: Located in the sarcophagus of the same crypt containing the first three wisps.|
|Ethical Green||Made entirely out of organic materials. Most of them fairly disgusting.||Celestial Keep: Located in a chest at the Last Beacon. See Celestial Keep for details on how to reach it.|
|Gory Glory Red||When Glory the butcher’s wife said she was going to paint the town red, nobody realised she was going to use her husband’s entrails as a brush.||Snowglobe: Located in the house that can be accessed "By invite only". See Snowglobe Village for details on how to gain entry.|
|Jaunty Jaundice||Will help you your clothes attain that healthy, golden glow.||Snowglobe: Located in a chest in The Well (Restore colour first)|
|Night Blue||Most closely resembles that colour of a still ocean shore on a moonless night, While evil ducks roast chestnuts over a nearby campfire.||Celestial Keep: Located inside the Mysterious Cave, in a chest near to the one containing the Hobbe suit.|
|Performers Blue||This hue is unsuitable for children and those of a more prudish disposition.||Snowglobe: Located in a chest in the windmill (Restore colour first)|
|Strawberry Blonde Hair Dye||Despite its name, this dye contains absolutely no strawberries or strawberry derivatives. It does however contain near-toxic levels of peanuts.||Colosseum: Achieved after finding all of the Colosseum Teddy Bears.|
|Wisp White||Supposedly made out of the crushed wings of wisps, thought some disreputable dye-makers have been known to use the crushed wings of pixies instead.||Celestial Keep: In the sarcophagus of the first crypt on the left after leaving the ruined keep.|
|Well Red||The colour of choice for academics, book lovers and the sort of illiterate poseurs who buy leather-bound- books solely to impress visitors.||Snowglobe: Located in a chest that is down a path past the school house (Restore colour first)|
"See the Future" offers free unique items to all, including Welley's soldier helmet and other clothing, a braided ponytail and other hairstyles, psycho Jester makeup, a new hero expression, the back-flip trick for canine companions, and a collectible Murgo the Trader gold statue. Plus the hero is able to transform his/her dog into a Husky, Bloodhound or Dalmatian.
List of New Items
- Welley's soldier Outfit
- Royal Suit
- Balverine Suit
- Hobbe Suit
- Hollow Man Suit
- Royal Sceptre
- Cursed Skull
- Cursed Snow Globe
- Statue of Spire
- Husky Dog Potion
- Bloodhound Dog Potion
- Dalmation Dog Potion
- Colosseum Model
- Psycho Jester makeup
- Hollow Man makeup
- Brave Art Make-up
- Haunted Mime makeup
- Harlequinn makeup
- Powdered Twit Wig
- The Twit Wig
- Witchspotting Hat
- Braids Bun Hair
- Sheena Tribe hair
- Well Red Dye
- Wisp White Dye
- Balverine Brown Dye
- Ethical Green Dye
- Book The Grumpy Rabbit
- Murgo Statues (Chicken, Begging, Dancing, Dismissive, Pay me, Sycophantic, Tickled Pink, Slanderous, Mad Trader, Optimistic)
- All enemies that appear in this DLC will likely appear in Fable III.
- The statues which come to life during the Cursed Knight/Necromancer quest are of various, seemingly random forms that the player character can take, one of which is wearing Hal's Armour from the Limited Editon of Fable II which causes it to resemble the Master Chief of the Halo series.
- The Spire statue handed to you by Murgo gave him the chills just like you at your first time at the spire with Bob and the other new Spire worker who came off the boat with you.
- The Brave art makeup is the facepaint used in the movie brave heart and the names are almost the same(obviously excluding the H at the begining of art).
The "Fable II" "See the Future" game add-on was released for download exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace on May 12th, 2009 for 560 MS Points. It also is available as a "Free Edition", that can be used to play a Co-Op game with a partner who has the Premium Edition, if the person playing with the partner does not have the Premium Edition themself.