SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, in cooperation with DC Entertainment, has launched the Season Premiere of the five episode game series, The Wolf Among Us. Based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series 'FABLES' and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Telltale Games brings the first episode, 'Faith,' to Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and on PC from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets. The series will also premiere on PlayStation®Network on October 15th in North America.
A consistent New York Times bestseller, 'FABLES' is one of DC Entertainment's longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint since 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, the FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world's most beloved storybooks are real - Real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact.
"The 'FABLES' universe is full of some of the darkest, richest, and most complex characters in modern fiction," said Dan Connors, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games. "The season premiere of 'The Wolf Among Us' builds upon our approach to creating dramatic interactive storytelling for a truly mature audience of players, where the choices and often grim consequences of their actions will become a part of their game throughout the entire season in the months ahead."
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.
"The Wolf Among Us successfully draws upon, and adds to, the complexity and history we try to put into every FABLES story, and have slowly built up over the course of the series," said Bill Willingham, FABLES creator and writer. "Telltale's deep focus on character and storytelling is why they were the only choice to create new stories and adventures in the Fables universe. It's not just gaming with them, though the game aspects are exciting, it's their commitment to first rate story creation. Fables readers will not want to miss this."
In their review of the Season Premiere episode of the series, IGN.com awarded the game an Editor's Choice rating of 9 out of 10, saying that the first episode, "...immediately stakes its claim as one of the most exciting adventure games of the year." PC Gamer also awarded the premiere an Editor's Choice rating, saying, "The Wolf Among Us deftly merges Walking Dead's moral quandaries with a noir murder mystery starring Fables' cast of Fairy tale legends."
The Wolf Among Us Season Premiere episode, 'Faith,' is now available on Xbox Games Store for $4.99 USD, and as a season pass including access to episodes 2-5 as they are released for $14.99 USD. On PC, the episode is available as part of a season pass for $24.99 USD. The season premiere will also be available starting October 15th on PlayStation®Network in North America individually for $4.99 USD, or as part of a season pass for $19.99 USD.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and 'FABLES', is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its super heroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale Games is an innovative and independent developer and publisher of video games, and is the pioneer of the creation and delivery of episodic gaming content. Winner of numerous accolades, the studio is the recipient of over 80 Game of the Year Awards, Studio of the Year and other honors for The Walking Dead, a game series based on Robert Kirkman's hit comic book. Telltale continues to expand its lineup with internationally recognized and acclaimed properties from partners such as DC Comics and others - yet to be announced - that will delight and excite gamers across the world. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, and Wii and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.
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