Well, isn’t that interesting. Microsoft has opted to release the PC edition of Fable III via the Games for Windows Marketplace, in retail stores, and on Steam.
Of course, there IS a catch:
Fable III will be available for pre-order on both Steam and Games for Windows Marketplace starting 21 April. Fans who pre-order through Games for Windows Marketplace will receive “Fable: Lost Chapters” – the start of the Fable saga – for free! And those who purchase on Steam will receive the Rebel’s Weapon & Tattoo Pack, a collection of four exclusive weapons and five exclusive tattoo sets to customize their rebel hero. No matter how players decide to purchase “Fable III,” they will have access to the same
exciting content as Xbox 360 players, including riveting Game Add-ons like Traitor’s Keep, in addition to new features like a more challenging “Hardcore” mode and 3-D functionality.
And, apparently, if you decide to buy it at a retail store…