The Wolf Among Us
caught my eye (and what big eyes I have, grandma) flipping through the latest Game Informer. Hard to hate on that Vice-City
glow of pulpy '80s neon noir. You'd think the big-time resurgence of remixed folklore in movies and TV would get old already--and maybe it has--but this is video games, and this is the developer that put together The Walking Dead
, and this makes me have good feels about the state of episodic adventure games.
The Wolf Among Us
is based on the Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham. Fables scoops up familiar faces from European folklore (and beyond), like The Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Pinocchio, and drops them off in a clandestine, rundown community in New York City. These Fables characters, with their powers intact, blend into the general populace as best they can. As well as can be expected, anyway.
The Big Bad Wolf is now Sheriff Bigby Wolf, policing the under-wraps cloister of characters. In The Wolf Among Us
, you play Bigby, but you don't look like that huffing and puffing wolf of yore, you look like a huffing and puffing dressed-down long arm of the law. Dress code is a tad more Max Payne
than Sam & Max
Telltale Games blew our house down with these first five images: Bigby handing a beatdown to possibly the lumberjack from Little Red Riding Hood, Bigby taking a smoke break with Colin the Little Pig that built his house of straw, an '80s two-tone Fiero in front of a row of low-rent apartments, Bufkin the flying monkey from Oz in a Fables artifact museum of sorts, and Mr. Toad witnessing a TV that took a wild ride straight down on top of that sick Fiero--also, check out Bigby's shadow.
If Telltale Games puts Kavinsky on the soundtrack I will absolutely die
First Screenshots for Telltale Games' Upcoming Series 'The Wolf Among Us'
Based on Bill Willingham's 'FABLES' and Set to Premiere on Consoles, PC/MAC this Summer
Today we would like to share the first set of screenshots from our upcoming episodic game series The Wolf Among Us, which is based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series 'FABLES.'
The Wolf Among Us is set to premiere later this summer on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets. Additional platforms to be announced.
A consistent New York Times bestseller, 'FABLES' is one of DC Entertainment's longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint since 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, the FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, 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.
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.