We can't be sure Peter Molyneux isn't horsing around with his latest adventure.
Fable: The Journey will be released September 4, according to a now changed listing for the game on Xbox.com.
Microsoft remains focussed on creating and bringing core IP to Xbox 360, but believes this output should be judged on "quality and impact, not number of releases in a year," Xbox Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer told GameInformer magazine.
While the next game in the Fable series is the Kinect-enabled The Journey, the fourth game in the traditional series is set to return in 2013 if an OXM rumour is to be believed.
Fable: The Journey, the Kinect-only adventure set in Albion, will not feature melee combat due to the fact that Kinect doesn't allow for recoil.