The makers of the mega-award-winning The Walking Dead: The Video Game, Telltale Games, have just announced their next big new title. It’s a collaboration with DC Comics called The Wolf Among Us, and it’s based on Bill Willingham’s fan-favorite comic book Fables.
Am I crazy or wasn’t there a report a while back of Fables being developed into a TV show? I don’t suppose anything ever came of that (it was probably deemed to similar to a certain ABC show), but this sounds like a great consolation prize. It might even be better.
The Wolf Among Us, like its comic book progenitor Fables, imagines a world in which fairy tale characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf, and Pinocchio are all real, flesh-and-blood beings. The twist is that they still have their magical abilities from their fairy tales, and they’re living here in the modern world, among us. But Wolf Among Us isn’t a straight-up adaptation of existing Fables storylines.
Rather like the way The Walking Dead game presented an original story set in the same world as the comics (and the TV show), this one serves as a prequel to the events of Fables. You’ll play as Bigby Wolf, aka the Big Bad Wolf, who’s turned from his frightful ways to become sheriff of a hidden neighborhood in New York City where fairy tale creatures now live. Snow White, now a bureaucrat, has assigned Bigby to keep the peace while doing what he can to keep their mythical kind a secret from the rest of the world. In the game, you’ll encounter other fairy tale beings who are trying to adapt to the modern world, including one of the former Three Little Pigs who’s become a chain-smoker, and Mr. Toad, who’s become a car thief.
The Wolf Among Us will be released in Telltale’s usual serialized format. It’s expected to debut this Summer on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, PC, and Mac. Visit the game’s website for more information.