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'Fable: The Journey' backtracks on Molyneux's 'no tutorial' comments

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Fable: The Journey will feature tutorials after all, it has been revealed.

Earlier this year, Peter Molyneux said the Kinect title wouldn't feature any tutorials, allowing players to freely experiment with how to use the motion sensor with the first-person adventure.

Fable: The Journey screenshot - camp prism

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However, after working "very closely" with Rare on how to best use Kinect technology, Fable: The Journey will now explain how to play the game.

"Peter's comment was totally fair. At that point in time we didn't have any tutorials, so for him to have said that, no problem at all," producer Ted Timmins told Digital Spy.

"However, over the last few months in particular [as we've been working with Rare] we needed some form of tutorial in order to help people cast a spell for the first time.

"So while Peter's comments were factual at the time and with the best intentions, when we started to do user research on the game, which is a period you do about four to five months from the end, and you get people in to play the game, we realised that we need to point our a few key things.

"That's things like cast a spell, turn left and right. While we've tried to keep it as small as possible, the most important thing was that although we mentioned that we didn't have tutorials back in February, we shouldn't stick to that and deliver a worse experience."

Fable: The Journey screenshot - Barrow

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He added: "Sometimes it's okay to break your word as long as you explain that you've done this for the best reasons. We want people to have the best experience they can possibly can."

First announced at E3 last year, Fable: The Journey sees players use Kinect to control Gabriel, a Dweller who embarks on an epic journey after becoming separated from his tribe.

The title will not feature melee combat or conventional weaponry, instead focusing on magic and spells, which are cast using hand gestures.

Fable: The Journey will be available on October 9 in North America and October 12 in Europe, and a demo is available to download now.

> Fable: The Journey preview: Three hours with the Kinect adventure

Watch a trailer for Fable: The Journey below:

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