So the Fable II Collectors Edition box set has been trimmed a little, losing the five printed fate cards, the Hobbe figure, and..oh yes, the box. Still, we still get a bonus DVD with developer diaries and the full game soundtrack, right? Perhaps not. Frequent Kotaku contributor and all-around nice lady Lesley Smith passes on this email from UK retailer Game regarding even further cuts to the decreasingly collectible edition.
We have recently contacted you regarding a marketwide problem with the Fable II Collectors Edition. We have since been informed by Microsoft that there has been a further complication. They have advised us that the developer diary and soundtrack are no longer going to be available on the bonus DVD.
Let's just hope that they don't decide to cut the actual game from the CE before the title ships next month. UPDATE: Looks like Game is delivering a bit of false info. Microsoft contacted us to let us know that the items Game claims were cut were never part of the Collector's Edition at all. Hit the jump for the full email from Game, and Microsoft's response.
Dear Customer, We have recently contacted you regarding a marketwide problem with the Fable II Collectors Edition. We have since been informed by Microsoft that there has been a further complication. They have advised us that the developer diary and soundtrack are no longer going to be available on the bonus DVD. We are very disappointed and would like to reassure you that your Collectors Edition will still include: Bonus DVD with new 'Making-of' Feature. Bonus in-game content (requires Xbox LIVER) including: . The Hall of the Dead Dungeon . The Wreckager Legendary Cutlass Weapon . Spartan armor and energy sword Also because you have ordered from GAME.co.uk you will have already received your code to download the Fable II Xbox Live Pub Games. If you have not received this yet have no fear as they are being emailed out every Friday afternoon, fear not! They are being emailed out every Friday afternoon. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused. Kind regards, Customer Services GAME.co.uk
As previously stated, we have adjusted the contents and pricing of the Fable II Limited Collector's Edition. Unfortunately certain retailers have contacted customers with incorrect information leading to speculation we have further adjusted the contents since this announcement. To be clear, the only elements of the Collector's Edition that have been removed were those already stated: the box, five printed fate cards, and Hobbe figurine. The Fable II Limited Collector's Edition will still include the following content at this discounted price: - Fable II game disc - Bonus DVD with new ‘Making-of' Feature - Bonus in-game content (requires Xbox LIVE®) · ‘The Hall of the Dead' Dungeon · ‘The Wreckager' Legendary Cutlass Weapon · Spartan armor and energy sword The bonus DVD has never included existing video documentaries, nor was it to include the Fable I or II soundtrack. The behind the scenes video footage and interviews on the bonus DVD are completely separate. As previously stated, we have created a special Fable album for free download for a limited time. This includes a wonderful selection of Fable 1 music and 3 brand new tracks from the upcoming Fable II soundtrack. This was never intended to be on the bonus DVD. Fans can go to http://www.sumthingdigital.com, and enter "FableCollection" promotion code. This will be available beginning October 6, 2008 @ 9am PST.