Fable Coin Golf Coming to Windows Phone 7

The Windows Phone 7 portion of Microsoft’s keynote address Wednesday at CES 2011 sounded a whole lot like a product pitch full of information we’ve already heard, but there was one standout tidbit: a Fable III crossover game will hit the platform…sometime.

A press release followed the keynote that gave the following description:

The best-selling “Fable” franchise is coming exclusively to Windows Phone 7. “Fable: Coin Golf” combines the fun of traditional British pub games with the logic of modern puzzle games to create a rich and entertaining “Fable III” companion experience, allowing players to earn gold and unlock new skills and abilities that can be transferred back to “Fable III” for Xbox 360 and the PC.

We saw a shot of it on the screen during the speech, and it looked basically like minigolf. According to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, the game connects with Fable III, and any gold you win on Coin Golf (and apparently you win gold there) transfers to your player profile on your Xbox 360.

Halo: Waypoint is already represented on Windows Phone 7, as is Crackdown. Neither of them, however, has minigolf. Well done, Microsoft — niche filled.

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