It's been a long time not coming, but The Wolf Among Us' second episode finally has a release date: February 4th. That's around four months since the first part hit last October. Four months. Why the delay? I put that question to King Joffrey, star of Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones series, and now I don't have a head. I can still somehow type, however, so scroll down to see the news in tweet form.
Bigby Wolf isn't worried about survival. Before he left the Homeland, he was the Big Bad Wolf. The one who terrorized the Three Little Pigs. The one who schemed to have Little Red Riding Hood for dinner. He can handle himself. But he is worried about his job as the sheriff of Fabletown, a community of fairytale immigrants hiding in plain sight in 1980s New York. And as Bigby looms over The Wind in the Willows' Mr. Toad, separate button prompts for questioning Toad and hitting him in the face force me to decide what kind of sheriff Bigby really is. I'm sure as hell worried about my reputation.
The Wolf Among Us is Telltale's episodic adaptation of the Fables comic book, starring none other than The Big Bad Wolf (here known as the slightly less conspicuous Bigby Wolf), a chain-smoking detective keeping the peace in New York's secret fairytale community. We already knew that it was a prequel to the comic, launching this summer, but now we have a few more tasty morsels of information, accompanied by a handful of rather striking screenshots.
Back in 2011, Telltale revealed it's working on an adaptation of Fables, the DC Comics series of fairy tale characters surviving in the modern world. As IGN reports today, Telltale's next adventure is now named The Wolf Among Us and will launch this summer.
Surprise! (Or not.) Telltale confirmed that it's working on a Walking Dead episodic adventure game based on the comic (which is also the basis for the hit AMC TV show). Telltale says it won't be an action game about shooting zombies - like the source material, it'll be more of a human drama about survival.
Here's one that was kept under wraps a little better: Telltale's making a game based on Fables, the DC comic that retells classic fairy tales in dark, contemporary settings.
One more: Hector: Badge of Carnage is coming to PC. It's a port of an existing iPhone game about a crude Irish detective. Telltale, a big believer in putting games on every platform under the sun, has partnered with the developer to bring the first episode and future games to the PC (Telltale now owns the character).