After having much success adapting The Walking Dead into an episodic video game where your in game choices can have dire consequences on the story and game progression, Telltale is finally ready to reveal their next game based on another comic book property. We’ve known since 2011 they were developing a game based on Vertigo and Bill Willingham‘s Fables, a series that follows the often dangerous lives of fairytale characters living in a secret New York City neighborhood called Fabletown, but it was placed on the back burner while the company released The Walking Dead. A smart decision I’d say because what they’ve accomplished with The Walking Dead will only benefit this game.
Titled The Wolf Among Us, it will star Bigby Wolf, a.k.a. The Big Bad Wolf, as he tries to keep the true identities of these fairytale characters, like Mr. Toad and the Three Little Pigs, a secret. The game’s story will be a prequel to the events of the comics and is set to release this summer for Xbox 360, PC, Mac and PlayStation 3. Speaking with IGN, Telltale CEO Dan Connors said,
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 from the artwork they released I’m hoping this game has a noir-ish feel to it as that would really suit the dark and brooding character of Bigby. He’s basically Humphrey Bogart, but a werewolf.
What d’ya think? Will Fables make for as good a gaming experience as The Walking Dead?