After the smash success that was 2012’s The Walking Dead, Telltale’s next gaming venture has a lot to live up to. Fortunately for the fans, Telltale Games has been planning a video game based around the Fables comic series since 2011. But now we have a title: The Wolf Among Us.
The Vertigo comic series has won fourteen Eisner Awards, and follows the lives of fairy tale characters stranded in the “real world.” The game will focus on the character of Bigby Wolf, better known as the Big Bad Wolf. In the Fables universe, he works as a detective, and the game will follow him as he attempts to keep fairy tale characters such as the Three Little Pigs in hiding.
According to Telltale CEO Dan Connors:
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. 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.
Judging by the art released, it appears that The Wolf Among Us will follow in the same cell-shaded and inked comic look of The Walking Dead. The dark themes in the previous game are certain to make a return as well, if the source graphic novel is any indication.
Look for The Wolf Among Us on all platforms in Fall of 2013.