Let’s cut right to the chase, Telltales Games is currently developing games based on The Walking Dead and Fables comic book series, reports All Things Digital. As many of you probably already know, The Walking Dead is a comic published by Image and recently received the television adaptation treatment over at AMC. It seems the success of the AMC series has really pushed the popularity of the franchise into the upper stratosphere of pop culture and now Telltales Games will carry that torch into the realm of gaming.
Fables, on the other hand, is a comic series published by Vertigo, a subsidiary of DC Comics, that has not yet received any sort of outside adaptation — be it in TV or film. The series follows a large cast of famous story-book characters like the Big Bad Wolf, Snow White, Prince Charming and more as live out their lives in contemporary New York, away from the tyrant rule of “The Adversary” in their home world.
Ask any comic book fan and they can tell you The Walking Dead and Fables are two of the most popular, longest running series currently hitting the shelves monthly. From a business standpoint for Telltale Games, the acquisition of these two properties — coupled with their license for Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games — puts Telltale in a very good spot for substantial company growth.
Not much else is known about either project, other than they’re definitely happening. IGN was able to snag an interview with Robert Kirkham about The Walking Dead game, which was light on information but will apparently be a "multi-year, multi-platform, multi-title” project. And much like Telltale’s Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games, The Walking Dead will hit PC and Mac, with potential to launch on consoles, mobile phones and social gaming network services down the line. It’s probably wise to expect the same distribution plan for Fables. But again, details aren’t concrete, this is merely insightful speculation on our part.
As more information comes in about Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Fables games, we’ll be reporting on it. You best believe that.