Telltale Games has kept a tight lid on its upcoming adventure based on the comic book series FABLES so far, but at long last the first details about the newly-renamed The Wolf Among Us have been revealed. The better to entice us!
Bill Winningham's long-running DC comic franchise is a modern take on popular fairy tales, "imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world's most beloved storybooks are real -- real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact." Dan Connors, Telltale's CEO, claims that "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 adventure series is set prior to the start of the comics, casting players in the role of the Big Bad Wolf, now known as Bigby Wolf and working as a sheriff. Currently "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."
There is currently no firm release date planned, but The Wolf Among Us is expected to be launched sometime this summer on PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. In the meantime, keep an eye on the official website for more details.