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Telltale Games previews FABLES: "The Wolf Among Us"

Elliott Serrano, for Redeye

11:33 AM CDT, May 8, 2013

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While attending FABLESCON a couple months ago, I was deeply immersed in the world that Bill Willingham created in his award-winning Vertigo comic FABLES. I'm sad to say that I ended up missing the Telltale Games panel where they talked about the new game based on the series. Now I'm happy to share this release from the makers of "The Walking Dead" game!:

"Greetings Mundies, 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."

After Telltale Games creating hits in their "Jurassic Park", "The Walking Dead" and "Back to the Future" titles, and knowing of Bill Willingham's involvement in the game, I have high hopes for "The Wolf Among Us"!