Fable 3’s opening cinematic hit the web today, in a flurry of feathers, clucks, and flying foul. We now may finally have the answer to why the chicken crossed the road: to be a hero.

Lionhead Studios’ brilliant use of metaphor  demonstrates a hero’s rise to glory, and  fall to failure, in the world of Albion. We see that heroes can be found in unlike likely places.

Fable 3 is the highly anticipated sequel that will have you choosing between rebel, tyrant, or gracious ruler. The cinematic puts us in the kingdom of Albion five years after Fable 2, in the industrial age. Things have changed quite a bit in Albion – for everyone, and the kingdom is still in peril – the kingdom needs a ruler… You.

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From the Fable 3 site:

The Revolution Begins With an Unlikely Hero in the Fable III Opening Cinematic

Ba-kauwk!  A chicken cluck is hardly the battle cry for revolution, but the journey to rule in Fable III is a treacherous one and you’ll need all the followers you can get to start the rebellion. Microsoft Game Studios and Lionhead Studios have teamed up to offer a revealing glimpse into Fable III, which launches in North America on Oct. 26 , with the game’s opening cinematic featuring everyone’s favourite punting target as the most unlikeliest of heroes. Dashing through city streets and hurdling through the air, witness the daily struggles of Albion’s citizens through the eyes of a chicken as it makes the ultimate gamble for freedom.

In a world where freedom is nothing more than a dream, Albion’s oppressed and downtrodden citizens desperately need a hero. Against all odds, our aspiring hero dares to take a stand against his sworn enemy and puts up a rebel’s fight, paving the road to revolution for those who follow. However, he’ll quickly learn that revolutionaries can’t triumph alone. Will this brave chicken succeed in his quest for freedom or will he pay the ultimate price? The tide is turning and the uprising has begun — will you follow his lead?

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.

So how are you going to play? What will you choose: Renegade,  Rebel, Tyrant,  or Benevolent Ruler? In Fable 3 the choice is yours.

Fable 3 is set for release on the Xbox 360 on Oct. 26. The release date for the PC version is still pending.

Source: Lionhead Studios

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