Telltale Games–the developers behind the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead— have partnered with DC Comics to release a new game based on the also critically acclaimed FABLES series, called The Wolf Among Us.
FABLES is hands down one of DC’s best series (in my opinion, of course), which reimagines some of Western culture’s most famous fairytale characters as refuges hiding out in the modern real world from a dangerous tyrant known only as “The Adversary,” in a hidden gated community called “Fabletown.” Fabletown is unique in that it has given amnesty to all residents who ran from the Adversary, including Bigby Wolf, the town’s sherif; Frau Totenkinder, the child-eating wicked witch of most fairytales (FYI: Totenkinder doesn’t mean “protector of children); and Pinocchio, a sexually frustrated young man who has been stuck in a prepubescent body for three hundred years, realizing his wish to be “a real boy” was all too specific.
Dan Connors, Telltale’s CEO and Co-Founder, had this to say:
“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. 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.”
Besides the game following Bigby and it releasing to the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac, there isn’t much confirmed information on when to expect it or what else the series will entail. But if it’s anything like the FABLES series, it’ll probably follow a mystery, emergency, or mission that will force Bigby to interrogate different characters and get out of special situations.