Telltale Games has fired over a press release to let us know that they’ve picked up the rights to another DC property. Given their amazing success with The Walking Dead, and the quality of the source material they’re using, this one has a lot of promise.
The comic book series in question is Fables, an ongoing series created by Bill Willingham. The books are set around a secretive community of exiled fairy tale characters living in New York City. It subverts the familiar characters by creating contemporary versions of them, humanised and often altered.
The fairy tale characters, who refer to themselves as “Fables”, have been forced out of their own realm by a mysterious force known only as “The Adversary”.
The game, to be called “The Wolf Among Us”, will be set before the very first book of the comics and follow Bigby Wolf (who used to be the Big Bad Wolf and is now the exiled community’s sheriff). Wolf is tasked by Snow White (who is the community’s administrator – kind of a mayoral figure) to act as lawman and keep the motley group of mythical characters in check.
The books are fantastic, there’s a wealth of potential in the characters available and Telltale Games has a great history with similar projects. This sounds like a winner to me.
The Wolf Among Us is slated for episodic release on PSN, XBLA and PC/Mac but there’s no date attached just yet.