Microsoft has announced and unveiled Fable Legends for the Xbox One.

For the sake of complete transparency, I’m still trying to wrap my head around what kind of Fable game we’re getting with Fable Legends. Here, from Xbox Wire, is a slice of its description.

“Fable Legends” empowers you to play the way you want. Hone your skills in swordplay, or specialize in the arcane arts as a wizard or witch. Play cooperatively with friends on Xbox Live, venture through Albion solo with AI companions, or create a party comprised of both human and computer allies. Switching between single and multiplayer sessions is seamless, allowing you or your friends to hop in and out whenever you decide.

From that bit, Fable Legends sounds like a cooperative romp through Albion. Then we get to this…

…for the first time in “Fable” history, “Fable Legends” gives you the chance to embrace villainy and assume the role of an evil mastermind. Playing a Hero utilizes the classic “Fable” style of gameplay, but as a Villain, you’ll combine strategy and tactics to control an army of minions against the Heroes. Command your troops in real-time and carefully manage your minions’ unique abilities to ensure the forces of evil prevail.

Suddenly we have an army management game that pits good, the Heroes, against evil, the Villain.

I’ll obviously reserve judgement until we know more. However, the description of Fable Legends paired with the nifty reveal trailer above indicates that this one might be a fun ride.

Fable Legends will eventually launch for the Xbox One.