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When will Fables be released?

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http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/telltales-walking-dead-game-going-gold-soon-fables-planned-for-q3/

In related news, Connors also offered me an update on the progress of Telltale’s work on an adventure game adaptation of Bill Willingham’s Fables comic book series. It’s still very much happening and it’s actually a lot further along than you might think. The recent focus of Telltale’s press campaigning has not surprisingly been on The Walking Dead, but we’ll be seeing Fables very soon. In fact, the plan is to launch the game this year in Q3.

Expect to see Fables makes its first appearance at or around E3, with another look to follow, appropriately enough, at San Diego Comic-Con in July. Connors told me that there’s still some question as to what the title will be, as Fables fall close to a certain other, familiar franchise. The developer set Fables for a Q1 2012 release in an announcement early last year (via Joystiq), but it seems that those plans have changed.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Very probable - but I'd even say early 2013. ;)

  • It would make sense to release the first epiosde of Fables directly after the final episode of Walking Dead so you can capture all those fans.. and get people into it while they would be hitting the Telltale web site .. even a trailer at the end of walking dead 5 episode would be a good idea

  • @Hero1 said: It would make sense to release the first epiosde of Fables directly after the final episode of Walking Dead so you can capture all those fans.. and get people into it while they would be hitting the Telltale web site .. even a trailer at the end of walking dead 5 episode would be a good idea



    That would make sense, but it sounds like they won't have completed episode 1 before November. I think all we can hope for is a pre-Xmas teaser trailer and the hype machine to start around the same time.

  • Bill Willingham spoke a little about the game at NYCC. He didn't give a release date, or any other details. When asked if you would play as Biby, he said he knew the answer, but didn't want to give it away, bu thinted that this was the case.

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    @Hero1 said: It would make sense to release the first epiosde of Fables directly after the final episode of Walking Dead so you can capture all those fans.. and get people into it while they would be hitting the Telltale web site .. even a trailer at the end of walking dead 5 episode would be a good idea



    They can't tack a full blown trailer on episode 5 as a video, because that would be too much to download; and they can't render it in the Fables engine, because that would be even more to download. ;)

    But a hint or first picture, we've had that before at least in the ToMI-S&M3 transition. I think they might do something like that...


    @Hero1 said: Bill Willingham spoke a little about the game at NYCC. He didn't give a release date, or any other details. When asked if you would play as Biby, he said he knew the answer, but didn't want to give it away, bu thinted that this was the case.

    Welcome! We like people with this kind of info here. ;)

  • @bunglebb said: Bill Willingham spoke a little about the game at NYCC. He didn't give a release date, or any other details. When asked if you would play as Biby, he said he knew the answer, but didn't want to give it away, bu thinted that this was the case.



    wow, so many grammar issues.. sorry about that! I think I've grown accustomed to my iPhone just auto-correcting for me...

    Vainamoinen, your avatar looks wizened.. could you tell me what TTG has done, historically? Have they waited until promotion for the physically collected version of a game dies down before sharing a release date for the next game? If the collected Walking Dead comes out in November, are you saying there might be a hint of what's to come leaked at that point? Is there a standard time between releases?

    I'm new to TTG: dabbled in Jurassic and BttF, but am completely hooked on The Walking Dead.. and an avid avid avid reader of Fables...

  • I'm guessing early 2013 after TWD season 1 is released as retail in December. I can't wait for Fables!

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @bunglebb said: Vainamoinen, your avatar looks wizened.. could you tell me what TTG has done, historically? Have they waited until promotion for the physically collected version of a game dies down before sharing a release date for the next game? If the collected Walking Dead comes out in November, are you saying there might be a hint of what's to come leaked at that point? Is there a standard time between releases?



    There is no standard time between releases.

    Things are changing for Telltale, and I expect a lot of yesterday's things to not repeat. But I also think that they'd rather accelerate than slow down.

    What I loved about earlier Telltale games was that any franchise could be suddenly announced and only three months later you could have the first episode. Times have changed - with the simultaneous announcement of several franchises at once in February 2010, some of which have not yet seen the light of day, Fables among them.

    Then there was the plan to release episode 1 of Jurassic Park while the Back to the Future Season was still running - and they cancelled that idea only days from the intended release. So we really got mixed signals here about what Telltale wants to/can do, or what "traditions" were about to be changed.

    I can imagine that a definite hint about the next game can be found at the end of TWD episode 5. TWD being a comic franchise just like Fables, it would fit to place it there. Even if there isn't, the first info for the next game will probably be out VERY soon. The TWD retail versions are a great bonus, but I doubt they'll be advertised to death while new and exciting things are afoot. Things are moving forward.




    ...also, I expect Mike to be VERY eager to finally open his mouth again about what he's been up to these last nine months. :D

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    Jennifer Moderator

    Telltale's hinting about Fables again (finally). It was reannounced at New York Comic Con this month, and Telltale tweeted a reminder that the game was in development around the same time. So, it shouldn't be long now.

    Coincidentally, it's the 10th anniversary of Fables this year. It would be great to see the first episode come out in December in celebration. :)

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    That at least settles which will be the next game. :o

    And they should REALLY be going with their advertisements. This sub-forum is practically dead. Where's the action!?!

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