"It always feels like a little bit of a miracle when you finish a game," said lead designer Peter Molyneux. "This is the biggest game we’ve ever done. Lots of times it just seemed impossible that it was ever going to get finished."

The standard edition of the game is already available for pre-order and features a price tag reading $59.99.

In addition, Lionhead plans to release a limited collector’s edition of Fable 2. This version will cost $0 more ($79.99) and will try to lure gaming enthusiast with the following extra features:
– Bonus disc with a new behind-the-scenes making of video
– Collectible Hobbe figure
– LIVE trial card
– Additional in-game content (an Xbox LIVE account is required to access the limited collector’s edition bonus in-game content).

Fable 2 will be released in the US on October 21. The European release is scheduled 3 days later, on October 24.