Playing episodic video games is not an entirely new idea, after all, that’s what many publishers try and do with DLC. But no publisher has capitalized on the genre like Telltale Games. Anyone who played their version of The Walking Dead knows this is true. Their style of storytelling is what helped propel The Walking Dead to Game of the Year status. Now, as a follow up, Telltale Games has announced The Wolf Among Us in cooperation with DC Entertainment. This title is based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series Fables.
The idea behind the series centers on characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio and imagining that they are real and living among us. Kind of like X-men but not.
"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."
The press release went on to describe The Wolf Among Us, “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.”
I’m looking forward to this as it sounds like a unique and fascinating game. Hopefully, we’ll get more information soon. Stay tuned.