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Telltale acquires King's Quest, Walking Dead, Fables licenses

Adventure-game maker says Back to the Future its most successful ever

Developer Telltale has previously created games based on the Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Back to the Future, Wallace & Gromit and Homestar Runner IPs, and has a Jurassic Park game forthcoming.

But on Friday it revealed plans to add comic/TV series The Walking Dead, DC comic Fables and a reboot of long-dead Sierra adventure franchise King's Quest to that roster. These appear to all be episodic releases, as have been the majority of Telltale's previous adventures.

Also in the pipeline is a sequel to its own Puzzle Agent and a partnership/publishing deal for indie adventure Hector: Badge of Carnage.

Meanwhile, the firm's marketing SVP Steve Allison revealed in a recent press event (as attended by Joystiq) that Back to the Future was "certainly our most successful franchise to date."

This was based on just one episode of the series having been released (a second arrived last week), although the firm sold the entire run as a complete pack. Allison attributed the success to the license and the strong voice-acting in the game. The series is available on PC, Mac, iPad and PSN.

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