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People who like reading books based on video games are living in a truly marvelous age. The Fable franchise is the latest IP to make the transition, joining other big names including Mass Effect, Battlefield, and Hitman. Fable: At the Edge of the World will fill readers in on the events that transpired in Albion between Fable III and the upcoming Fable: The Journey.
Random House and Prima Games have a few other Fable-related projects in the works, in addition to the Christie Golden-penned novel, which is due out this August. A series of digital shorts will be available in May and June, leading up to the release of the downloadable game Fable: Heroes. These eBooks focus on a separate character, including Reaver, Jack of Blades, and Theresa.
“The Fable canon – the stories, characters, and gameplay that we’ve crafted for many years, is near and dear to the hearts of our loyal fans and the employees at Lionhead Studios,” says Gareth Sutcliffe, business manager for Lionhead Studios. “We believe Random House Worlds will do an excellent job representing our storied franchise and creating assets our fans will find highly valuable.”
It should be interesting to see if people who complained at the slightest whiff of Fable: The Journey being on rails will take to these completely linear written experiences.
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Hopefully the books are better than the game's narratives... I was never very impressed with them, perhaps real authors can do better.
I LOVE the Fable canon storyline, so I may just pick these up.
as long as they don't over hype them... which they will.
How about they just make a game that's worth the time,instead of a book that isn't. I could read books 10x better than this if I wanted fantasy.
I can't say I'm excited about this. Granted, I've only played Fable III, but it doesn't really feel like the Fable universe has much depth and meaning to it.
WAIT WAIT WAIT Christie Golden? I kinda liked her Star Wars books...
Hmm. We'll see.
Or maybe not.
I LIEK POTATOES
i wont say nothing bad about fable 3 but it could have been better i mean in story telling. they could have finish fable 3 in a to be continue and the 4 installment could have been about how the darkness is taking albion and the hero struggling to save it
Hmm....there's actually two fable books out already, The Balverine Order and Blood Ties, both by Peter David.
Dont they already have 2 fable books out now?
I'm not getting this or the crap they're going to churn out this year. Journey looks like a joke and a waste of time and money.
It'll be interesting to see if this is going to be a fail or a success.