Just saw over at Evil Avatar's that MS has announced their next Bioware Xbox game and it's called Jade Empire. The press release dosen't give much info but one of his subscribers dug this up,
"The game has a lot in common with Fable. The protagonist (male or female) is a martial-arts student and he (or she) try to impress his master and the other person in his village. He has to made a long journey in the land of Jade Empire (a mixture of China, Maya and Atzech architecture). During the journey he'll increase his ability and he'll build his reputation (like in Fable). If we'll choose the good way, the martial arts school will be even more famous and a lot of new student will come to us. If we'll choose the evil way we will exile and we'll enter in the evil army. During the journey we'll learn new skills (Shenmue?) and we can choose which of them increase. The abilities could be hand to hand combat skill, with melee weapon (sword, knives etc. and also environment things like bottles and chairs), magic etc."
I have a lot of faith in Bioware. Maybe more than any other game company I can think of, so I'm pretty excited about this.