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Telltale's Fables adaptation named The Wolf Among Us, releases this summer

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The Wolf Among Us

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Back in 2011, Telltale revealed (opens in new tab) it's working on an adaptation of Fables (opens in new tab) , the DC Comics series of fairy tale characters surviving in the modern world. As IGN (opens in new tab) reports today, Telltale's next adventure is now named The Wolf Among Us and will launch this summer.

Taking place as a canon prequel to the events of the comics, The Wolf Among Us follows Bigby Wolf, a humanized Big Bad Wolf scraping a living in New York City as a grim-faced detective. In the comics, Wolf can shapeshift between forms at will, wield his "huff and puff" wind power, and smoke a pack of cigarettes faster than you can say "lupine."

It'll be interesting to see how Wolf's abilities factor into Among Us' adventure framework, especially since its plot involves Wolf trying to keep other fairytale Big Apple citizens from drawing too much attention to themselves. I'd say that might become tricky if he accidentally topples over an apartment building by sneezing too hard or something. Still, Telltale tackling another episodic series is a thumbs-up all around given its successful first season (opens in new tab) of The Walking Dead.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?