Telltale has officially announced the name and shared the premise of their upcoming take on the Fables comic series in gaming form. This is the same studio that produced The Walking Dead games that won so much acclaim, so gamers and fans are expecting big things.
According to a press release that made the rounds this morning, The Wolf Among Us is a prequel to the events that go down in the first issue of the comic series. The game is set to follow Bigby Wolf, also known as the Big Bad Wolf, and his work as a detective.
Don’t know much about Fables? Without spoiling too much, the gist is that all of the characters we know and love from classic fables exist in one universe. They were driven out of their realm by a great evil and now live among humans in the real world. Fables is the story of their displacement.
One of the best things about Telltale’s take on The Walking Dead was how well they handled the art for the game. Fans of the comics were all pumped to see that they were able to carry the graphical style of the book into their virtual world. For Fables? Fables is pretty. Every page is a stunner. If they can get this type of look into the world of a video game, consider me extremely excited. Here, for example, are a few covers from the Fables trade paperbacks.
Fables was announced for the PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. An exact release date was not announced, but the game is slated to drop this summer. It will run in episodic form, much like The Walking Dead. We’ll have more on The Wolf Among Us as it comes.
Telltale and DC Entertainment Announce ‘The Wolf Among Us’
A Telltale Games Series Based on Bill Willingham’s ‘FABLES’ Set to Premiere on Consoles, PC/MAC this Summer
|SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Mar. 28, 2013 — Leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, in cooperation with DC Entertainment, unleashes ‘The Wolf Among Us’ this summer. Based on Bill Willingham’s award-winning comic book series ‘FABLES’ and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Telltale Games will premiere its new series on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets.A consistent New York Times bestseller, ‘FABLES’ is one of DC Entertainment’s longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint since 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, the FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world’s most beloved storybooks are real – Real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact.“Developing ‘The Wolf Among Us’ based on the ‘FABLES’ universe has allowed our studio to build upon all of the hallmarks of what makes our episodic series so engaging for players,” said Dan Connors, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games.“Through an evolution of our approach to choice and consequence, we can further explore the complexity of each and every iconic character in a universe rich with untold history from the darkest sides of the storybooks.”
Set prior to the events seen in the first issue of the FABLES comic book series, The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf. Now the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City, exiled from the land of fairy tales, Bigby is tasked by the bureaucrat Snow White to keep order within a society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane. From a chain-smoking member of ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ to a car-stealing Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and most run-down streets of New York City.