‘The Wolf Among Us’ Gets Names and Prices
The Fables game comes from developers of ‘The Walking Dead’
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 13:10
The next episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, “The Wolf Among Us,” is finally available for pre-order. With that development, we now have a bit more information about the five-part season based on the graphic novel, “Fables,” from DC Vertigo.
First up are the episodes names. In order, they are titled “Faith,” “Smoke” and “Mirrors,” “A Crooked Mile,” “In Sheep’s Clothing” and “Cry Wolf.”
We also have the price of the game, which is $25 for all five episodes—the first of which will launch sometime later this month.
The series will star the comics’ protagonist, Bigby Wolf. It will also act as a prequel to the comics, taking place in the 1980s rather than modern-day New York City.
The comic, as well as the game, features the one-time Big Bad Wolf of fairy tales transformed into a modern day detective as the stories of our youth have come to life. In order to escape “The Adversary” laying waste to the land of myth, the fables escape to the real-world East Coast and establish their own community. Those that can pass as human, including the shape-shifting Bigby, are allowed to do so among normal, while the less visually acceptable are forced to hide in other ways.
If the premise sounds familiar, that’s likely because it was aped for ABC’s “Once Upon A Time.” After years of failed attempts to get a television version of the comic off the ground, someone was clever enough to realize each of the characters is in the public domain.
That hasn’t stopped Telltale from putting its own spin on things, however. “The Wolf Among Us” will follow in the footsteps of the incredibly successful “The Walking Dead” video game—another comic book-turned-video game by the developer. The good one; not the first-person shooter based on the AMC series.
Much like “The Walking Dead,” the Fables game will take place within the established fiction of the comic (The “Walking Dead” TV show established its own canon, only using the comic as a jumping-off point).
Also like “The Walking Dead,” “The Wolf Among Us” will be released one episode at a time over a period of months. Those that purchase the entire season ahead of time will get each subsequent episode as an update to the existing game, while those who prefer a piecemeal approach can buy the subsequent four add-ons on a month-to-month basis.
Initial word on the game has been very positive. However, “The Walking Dead” will be one episodic game you can feel comfortable purchasing a season pass for.