If you love modern fairy tale reboots, comic books, or graphic adventure games, you need The Wolf Among Us. It’s on the way from Telltale Games, the studio who brought us The Walking Dead, based on Bill Willingham’s Fables comic series. As if all that wasn’t good enough – the first episode is due out this Friday.
Author Willingham describes the game adaptation – handled by Pierre Shorette – as “brilliant“. The story is set prior to the events of the first comic book series, with gamers put into the role of Bigby 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.
The first episode of The Wolf Among Us will hit both Xbox 360 and PC/Mac on Friday, October 11th – PlayStation 3 dates are “expected to be just a few days after the initial Xbox 360 and PC releases go live”, according to Telltale – but maybe don’t hold your breath.