Telltale Games has taken on some AAA franchises and have mainly succeeded in turning them into decent adventure games in their own right, as well as almost single-handedly rebooting the entire point-and-click genre. After adapting Back to the Future, Sam and Max and The Walking Dead though, what is their next project going to be? Wonder no more, as Telltale have now announced that their next game is based on the DC Comics Fables series.
The title will be called The Wolf Among Us, and follows the plot of the comic book by featuring the character of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf, who is employed to keep fairy tale characters from being discovered in our world.
Set prior to the events seen in the first issue of the FABLES comic book series. 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. Sounding like a mixture of Heavy Rain and Roger Rabbit, the premise promises much, and is certainly an interesting and novel setting for a video game. The notion of fairy tale characters in the real world should also fit nicely with Telltale’s graphical style.
“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 Telltale CEO Dan Connors. “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.”
The Wolf Among Us will be released this summer on PSN, Xbox 360 and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets.