We already know that Fables author Bill Willingham thinks that Telltale‘s upcoming adaptation, The Wolf Among Us is “brilliant” – but now we get a chance to check it out for ourselves – even if it is just in screenshot form.
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Fables is one of the longest running series published by Vertigo, winning a stack of awards and developing one of the most rich and complex mythologies seen in the world of comics.
The basic concept: Storybook, fairytale characters are real, and living among us, day to day.
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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.
Due to make its grand debut “later this summer” (that is, the American summer) on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac and “additional platforms”, The Wolf Among Us is the latest graphic novel adaptation from the studio that brought us The Walking Dead.