Telltale Games has found plenty of success lately on the darker side of fiction, and they plant to keep it that way, thank you, with The Wolf Among Us, an adventure game series based on Bill Willingham’s Fables. The first episode will be released on October 11th for Mac, PC, and Xbox on October 11th, with a PSN version to follow on the 15th.
The trailer, however, you can see right now.
Hookers! Cigarettes! Profanities! Frogs! Here’s your chance to finally play the game your mother has assumed you’ve been playing since you first dropped a quarter into the Dig Dug machine!
But what it really is, is this game:
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.
Based on this graphic novel:
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.
The Mac version will launch worldwide on October 11th, available via the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other online digital distribution outlets as a Season Pass that includes entitlement to all five episodes as they release. The Wolf Among Us can be pre-ordered now for a 10% discount up until the time the game launches this Friday.