Fall is premiere season. We just got the debut of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, we’re about to get the next season of The Walking Dead on AMC, and developer Telltale (makers of the game of the year Walking Dead adventure series) is about to launch the first episode of a new property for consoles and PC.
This Friday, Telltale will release The Wolf Among Us, a prequel story to events of Bill Willingham’s Fables comic-book franchise. Titled “Faith,” this season premiere is $5 on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360 and the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other online retailers for PC. On Oct. 15, the game debuts on PlayStation 3′s PlayStation Network for the same price.
Here is Telltale’s launch trailer for the game, which sets up the characters, world, and plot:
Telltale plans a five-episode season for The Wolf Among Us. Players can buy the entire season up front for $20 on the platform of their choice.
Fables is one of DC Entertainment’s longest-running stories. It started under the Vertigo label in 2002 and has racked up a number of awards for its writing over the years. It also consistently ranks high on the New York Times best-seller list. The books follow the lives of several characters from various fairy tales and folklore that have been forced out of their homeland. The fables, as they call themselves, have created a new clandestine immigrant community in New York City called Fabletown.
The Wolf Among Us takes place prior to the beginning of the Fables books. It will follow Bigby, Little Red Riding Hood’s Big Bad Wolf, as he acts as sheriff of the fables New York City community.