As if Fable 2 didn’t have enough hype built up around it, Lionhead Studios and Bungie have slipped in a little something extra for Xbox 360 owners: Master Chief — yes, that Master Chief, from Halo — is a fully playable character in Fable 2. (Read our Fable 2 review.)
Technically, Master Chief himself (e.g. “John”) isn’t playable, but his Halo costume is unlockable, AND you can earn the term “Master Chief” as an in-game name that the Town Criers and residents will yell out when you pass. In fact, according to the in-game literature, the MJOLNIR armor — playfully called “Hal’s Outfit” — is an ancient relic from the old days of Albion, and the wearer of Hal’s Outfit is bestowed with a bit of extra defense due to its inclusion of a helmet, boots and upper and lower armor.
Before you ask: no, the overshield is not in the game. The Elite Energy Sword, however, is…sort of. Just take a look at the screen
As has been previously reported, to access and equip the MJOLNIR armor in Fable 2, you have to own the Fable 2 Limited Edition version.
[UPDATE]: Microsoft called us earlier today and respectfully requested that we remove all the screenshots we took of Master Chief in Fable 2, even though it was public knowledge that the Spartan armor is in the game. We have removed all but one. Sorry to spoil the fun, but we hate to face either a lawsuit or Ballmer’s Rage.