Last month Telltale Games, in cooperation with DC Entertainment, announced the forthcoming release of The Wolf Among Us, scheduled for 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 in North America followed by a PAL release.
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, 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.
The Wolf Among Us is set to launch on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3, and on PC and Mac via the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets this summer. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on The Wolf Among Us and other forthcoming titles from Telltale Games.