Telltale Games’s multi-GOTY winning The Walking Dead represented not only a dramatic reversal of the backlash brought on by 2011’s disappointing Jurassic Park, but also the developers’ coming of age as the modern masters of the graphic adventure.
But the thing with landmark moments is that they need to be followed up, and while Telltale has hinted at the future of the Walking Dead franchise with July’s 400 Days DLC, we finally get a look at their next major project, based on Bill Willingham’s Fables comic book series.
Utilizing the same comic-art aesthetic as The Walking Dead with a splash of neon-soaked pulp-noir colour, The Wolf Among Us follows Bigby (Of ‘Big Bad’ fame) Wolf. As sheriff of Fabletown, it looks like he’s going to find himself dealing with an appropriately grimy array of lowlifes and the occasional beatdown, with Telltale’s choice-based gameplay tasking the player with keeping his wolf side in check – or otherwise.
Also, flying monkey.
The Wolf Among Us Episode One: Faith is scheduled for release later this year on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.