Hot on the heels of other licensed games like Back to the Future and the award-winning The Walking Dead, Telltale Games is diving into the storybook world of DC Entertainment’s popular Vertigo comic series, Fables, with the upcoming release of The Wolf Among Us.
A consistent New York Times bestseller, Bill Willingham’s modern take on the storybook characters we all grew up on has been one of DC’s longest-running Vertigo series since its debut in 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, Fables 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 and living among us, with all of their powers intact.
A prequel set before 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, home of those 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.
Currently, The Wolf Among Us is set to premiere later this summer on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution outlets. For more information, visit the official website.