I wonder if Telltale are worrying about Difficult Second Album Syndrome, despite Fables: The Wolf Among Us actually being about their dozenth adventure game series. The rapture their Walking Dead series was met with puts them, if not actually on the A-list then at least on the waiting list for the A-list. By which I mean they’re on the list of developers who I’d say are on the list to be on the list. Maybe I should do a list of all of them., but to be honest I feel a bit too listless to bother.
The Wolf Among Us, then. It’s an episodic adventure game based on the modern-day fairy tales, Big Bad (were)Wolf-starring DC comic series Fables.
Y’know, the one that Grimm and Once Upon A Time owe an enormous debt to. Telltale’s game will act as a prequel to the comic, and DC have even seen fit to declare it canon. We’ve known they were working on Fables game since 2011, but this reveal is the first we’ve really heard of it since. Here’s the official blurb:
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.
Other than that, and a piece of artwork, we don’t really know anything else. Telltale are talking up “choice and consequence” as being an important part of the game, which is what TWD did so well, but it would be splendid to see them make it bit more of the puzzle and/or action side of things too.
The Wolf Among Us is due to be among us at some point this Summer. There’s a website but the link’s dead at the time of writing.