Fairy tale characters such as Snow White and Pinocchio living in in the real world? That's the concept behind The Wolf Among Us, a new video game from DC Entertainment and Telltale Games, the video game company behind last year's successful Walking Dead game. The problem? That concept is ripped off directly from the ABC drama Once Upon a Time, now in its second season. It's shameful that DC and Telltale would so blatantly rip off another property like this. Once Upon A Time is an original concept that bears absolutely no similarities to any existing comic book properties, most especially ones that were under development by Disney, the same company that created Once Upon a Time, before being dropped in favor of a royalty free version of their own. So we're just highly disappointed by this plagiarism.
Here's the press release:
A Telltale Games Series Based on Bill Willingham's 'FABLES' Set to Premiere on Consoles, PC/MAC this Summer
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Mar. 28, 2013 -- Leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, in cooperation with DC Entertainment, unleashes 'The Wolf Among Us' this summer. Based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series 'FABLES' and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Telltale Games will premiere its new series on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets.
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.
"Developing 'The Wolf Among Us' based on the 'FABLES' universe has allowed our studio to build upon all of the hallmarks of what makes our episodic series so engaging for players," said Dan Connors, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games. "Through an evolution of our approach to choice and consequence, we can further explore the complexity of each and every iconic character in a universe rich with untold history from the darkest sides of the storybooks."
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.
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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 superheroic 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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Press Release © 2013 Telltale, Inc.
© Bill Willingham and DC Comics
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