Telltale confirms Fables game

Episodic game studio to make title based on Bill Willingham's Fables comic books; no release date specified.


Episodic adventure game specialist Telltale Games has confirmed that it will be adapting Bill Willingham's comic book series Fables, published under DC Comics' Vertigo label.

Fables is coming to games courtesy of Telltale.
Fables is coming to games courtesy of Telltale.

According to the studio, Telltale is partnering with both Warner Bros and DC for the game.

"Created by Bill Willingham, the Eisner award-winning and chart-topping Fables re-imagines classic characters from fairy tales and folklore spinning their stories in wild, brutally violent, mature, and often unexpected directions," Telltale wrote on its site.

The original comic series follows various fictional characters such as Snow White, Pinocchio, and the Three Bears, who have been banished and forced to live in New York City.

No details on the game's release have been given as yet.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 25 comments about this story
25 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for DeViLzzz

How Telltale ever got to the point where people call what they make games and actually respect what they do is idiotic. They do not belong on a gaming site. What they make is more like glorified interactive novels on pc and console.

Avatar image for Aleksanian

I have been following telltale over the last couple of years. Except for Jurassic park...the quality of their games has been going up pretty quickly. From Sam&Max to monkey island, BTTF and The walking dead. They are building a very renowned company actually. I think they tried to do something different with jurassic park but it didn't work...might have been a testbed for a new concept. At least they ditched it for TWD :P

That said, I have my hopes up for Fables. I loved the graphic novel....which I recommend people to read. It'll prepare you for the game :D

Avatar image for HulkHobo

Can't wait for this!!

Avatar image for TimboII

Cool...I've vaguely heard of the Fables graphic novels...

Avatar image for Shaunomenon

Awwww man! I really want Telltale to make a Doctor Who game. Maybe next time :(

Avatar image for DeViLzzz

@Shaunomenon I want Telltale to go away. This is not gaming.

Avatar image for Arsyad00

please stay true the game series.

Avatar image for ydnarrewop

This sounds really interesting. I'm not familiar with the series, but the idea sounds very very intriguing :D

Avatar image for archlvt

How much do you want to bet there will be a lawsuit for the title? Similarly to how Notch's new game "scrolls" got him in trouble by Bethesda's lawyers.

Avatar image for Hurvl

@archlvt I was gonna comment on that, damn you beat me to it :P! When it comes to copyright, I think Fables has a strong case, since it was made before Fable was even thought of, though you never know with the corporate lawyers. It seems that it's not so much about who is right, as it is about who has enough money to drive this case to it's conclusion. Economic bullying is the new black. I don't think this will make Microsoft go to court, but we'll see. It's not a realistic court case, but reality doesn't need to be realistic.

Avatar image for zeekitty

@Hurvl @archlvt If anything DC should have sued Microsoft, the Fables comics came out in the 90s. Warner Brothers owns DC too, and they could kick the ever-living-shit out of MS in a money-battle.

Avatar image for Evilnator

After the masterpiece TWD was, I'm most likely picking this up.

Avatar image for franzito

Seems cool, gotta keep my eyes on it

Avatar image for vader501st

Somehow I feel like TWD was their Ninth Symphony.

Avatar image for Kyrylo

what platform?

Avatar image for civ2boss

I thought this was announced a while ago? They announced it along with the walking dead and king's quest, last year.

Avatar image for senseless_dj

Now thats an good news.

Avatar image for SolidTy

I came here thinking M$ hired the Back to the Future/Walking Dead/Sam & Max developer TellTale to do Fable, lol.

Still, I will check out this when it releases, as TellTale does Episodic gaming really well.

Avatar image for emperiox

@SolidTy Yeah, I REALLY hate episode content though man. There's always too long of a wait in between imo...

Avatar image for Arsyad00

@emperiox @SolidTy AGREE!!!

Avatar image for Hurvl

@Arsyad00 @emperiox @SolidTy That's why I will wait until the whole season has been released. I've got a huge backlog of games, so I can endure the wait. I still haven't got Half-Life Ep 1 and 2, because I don't want an unfinished game. No closure, no purchase. Yeah, I'm really fanatic about this!

Avatar image for SolidTy

@emperiox The wait does suck, I agree. :( :P

Avatar image for Hyperskate65

Laura Parker, you are damn fine. Marry me?

Avatar image for Acid_Kenobi

@Hyperskate65 HAHA, I had to stop and comment here. He at least deserves a like Laura :D

Avatar image for Hyperskate65

@Acid_Kenobi You know what's up.