Starting today, the all-new Understone Quest Pack for Fable III will be ready to download on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for a mere 400 points. This new pack contains three separate quests that offer more mysteries to solve, houses to be bought, and you know, more kick-ass battles to be won.
The first (and main) quest is called “The Voice.” In it, players explore an entirely new world under Bowerstone called Understone. Evidently, a kooky inventor named Montague Hummes built this town out of fear of the Spire way back in Fable II. It is the player’s job to find out the origins of the disembodied voice that controls the citizens of Understone, and maybe they’ll also figure out how one guy built an entire town underground and nobody really noticed. Of course, this being part of the Fable series, there is a moral decision contained in this quest that results in one of two different outcomes for the people of Understone. I hope one of them is genocide, that’s all I’m saying.
The next quest is called “The Shooting Range” and sounds just about as dull as the title. After defeating Saker, the remaining Mercenaries have arbitrarily decided to turn their camp into a tourist attraction where much shooting and ranging will be had. There are a few other mini-games, but the real action is earning points and prizes at the namesake event. Players can beat high scores and earn the Marksman 500, Money Shot, and Black Dragon prizes that can be used in-game. Exciting.
The final quest is called “The Wheel of Misfortune,” in which the character of Reaver starts a new business setting up arena challenges for wannabe heroes. Here, players again beat high scores to unlock three new weapons that can be used in-game: The Full Monty, Dirty Harriet, and Dead Ned’s Revolver. The arena challenges of Fable have always been my least favorite part of the game, so this section will likely never see the light of day in my house.
In another bit of good news, a general Title Update will be coming soon for Fable III, and it will fix any pesky problems such as spawning issues, corrupted game saves, and map, audio, and frame rate functionality. For a detailed list of fixes, go here.