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New Wolf Among Us Info/Previews - PSA: Releases this Friday (Oct 11) + New Footage on IGN Up at Noon

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Recent Updates about the game

Episode 1 releases this Friday. Woo! Additionally, a new Launch trailer is out!

August 20: Additional previews indicate that the series will be five episodes (no big surprise) and that all platforms, even Xbox 360, will have a Season Pass whereas episodes will cost $5 individually. Also, unlike Walking Dead, Shacknews gives the impression Telltale will be returning to monthly instead of bi-monthly-ish episodes.

October 3: Telltale has just put up pre orders up on Steam and their own store, and collector DVDs are back for people who get the season on the Telltale Store. No release date has been announced, but we can't be too far off...

October 4: Episode Titles have been revealed on Steam:

Episode One: Faith
Episode Two: Smoke and Mirrors
Episode Three: A Crooked Mile
Episode Four: In Sheep's Clothing
Episode Five: Cry Wolf

October 7th: IGN has a short clip of an early fight scene from episode One on IGN Up at Noon. Footage starts at 13:57
Additionally, they also tease TWAU as "coming soon" and that Walking Dead Season 2 will premiere during the course of TWAU Season 1. (In other news, someone found that the page for Episode One has a release date of the 11th; aka this Friday).

(Original Post from August and earlier edits/additions are below)
For those who do not follow Telltale's twitter, some sites have released previews for the first hour of Wolf Among Us Episode 1. Several of the previews indicate the game's release was delayed from Summer to Fall ("Late September/Early October according to Destructoid).

Most of the previews consist of story spoilers, but I included some interesting non-spoilery excerpts below.
"Investigation isn't part of the gameplay, but it is part of the plot. You're aren't always really in situations to look for clues or details, but you can look around for more story points if you want. This design plays into Bigby's conflicted nature. He could be a proper detective, one that goes by the books. Or go more with his wild side as the Big Bad Wolf to sniff out crime scenes and use his gut instinct. You'll find different things depending on how you investigate the situation.

On the technical side, you can now hold down the right trigger to move your character a little faster. Also, the Telltale engine has been improved to resolve issues players had with The Walking Dead such as save-state problems, frame-rate hiccups, and the like. The technology for Telltale games kind of gets locked into place with the first episode to a series, as the subsequent episodes are treated as downloadable content. So a lot of the issues have been ironed out, Telltale told me."
"Bigby is an interesting character, in that he's much angrier and more physical than any of Telltale's previous heroes. Throughout TWD, I chose to have Lee act with the sole goal of keeping Clementine safe and sculpting her into a strong, independent woman. But with Bigby, that's all out the window. I have to keep order in a town full of vulgar frogs, alcoholic pigs, and smug mirrors with an affinity for end-rhyme. This time around, I'm willing to do whatever's necessary in order to right a wrong, even if that means throwing a flanneled woodsman out a window.

After playing about an hour of the first episode of The Wolf Among Us, I walked away with the utmost confidence in Telltale's next adventure. Any fears that this game would have to cower in the shadow of The Walking Dead were immediately put to rest, as it became clear that this story stands tall with its own unique voice and style. I seriously can't wait to see just how unhappy of a man I can make Bigby when The Wolf Among Us launches early this fall."

Joystiq has a preview up as well with new video footage.
"And to tell the truth, that's a good way to describe the majority of my experience with The Wolf Among Us: moments of strong emotion preceded by moments of absolute surprising surrealism. It's a bit much to take in, this world of fairy tale creatures, magic and morality, but Telltale manages to instill an emotional weight that makes it easier to look past some of the out-there stuff – like a pig smoking a cigarette, only pausing to greedily lap up hooch from a highball glass.
Here I was, watching a story unfold about mythical creatures hiding out in New York City and it's all so ridiculous and yet I didn't even question it – not once. The emotional impact and intensity of the storytelling drew me in immediately and I was hooked. Telltale Games has risen to provide a level of character development and narrative other studios would do well to dissect.

The Wolf Among Us is slated to launch either in late September or early October for Xbox 360, PS3, Mac and PC. Five episodes will be available in total, priced at $5 each. Season pass options will present themselves on all platforms closer to launch."

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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    Late September to Early October? :(


    There's a world of differences between, say, a 150 hour RPG that comes out right as school starts and an episodic game in monthly installments, each of those between 2 and 3 hours long, rated R. ;)
  • "A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever."
  • I feel that releasing the Wolf Among US along with Walking Dead Season Two will be the most profitable. While I have been worried with Walking Dead overshadowing Wolf Among Us, it could really help boost Fable's popularity.

    Unlike Walking Dead, Fable doesn't have a TV show but there are talks of a movie with the producers of Harry Potter.

    Either way, I have a lot of point and click games like Broken Sword 5 that I am waiting on.

    Edited: Wanted to add if Telltale were to co-release these games, it would be nice to see a combo deal. Buying both games could be $45 or 40.
  • Zeruis wrote: »
    Ack, I posted this in another thread. Oh well.

    A few things I picked up while reading: (Possible comic spoilers)
    -The game seems to be set somewhere between 10-15 years before the first trade. Maybe we'll see how Bigby and Snow's relationship started here.
    -Ichabod Crane runs Fabletown at the time, so we might get to see how his role gets switched to King Cole.
    -As expected, there is gameplay just like TWD, from choices to combat.
    -It looks like there will be another important new female character besides Snow, probably game-exclusive. She was shown in the trailer.
    -More choice is seemingly shown in the TWAU than TWD. You can choose to investigate just how much you want in the scene of the crime, as well as choosing to pick up any items around the room when fighting.

    EDIT: Well, the first episode is delayed until late September/Early October? I can practically hear the rage from the WD sub-forum.

    One quick change from your statements
    Ichabod Crane wasn't in the role of King Cole. He was in Snow White's role and she was in the role of Boy Blue. That being said, there will still be differences as Snow and Crane are vastly different people. I think from what I understand, we should see the moment Crane is ousted by Bigsby.

    From what I understand, there were supposed to be elements in the games that precede certain comic events. While it might be too soon, we might see some elements from the Rapunzel arc of Fairest.

    Has anyone mentioned if Wolf Among Us is still doing multiple events at one time? Meaning Bigsby would witness one event but you would have to replay to see the other events.
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    Blind Sniper Moderator
    The previews do indeed indicate multiple events occurring at once, although they give story spoilers to answer your question.
  • That video preview looks juicy! :D
  • Welp, I let my curiosity get the better of me and read more new info/previews. I got spoiled for what seems like the first half of the first episode and seemingly important plot points.

    Adding on a few links to your posts, Blind Sniper. There's articles from the Nerdist, PC Gamer, as well as Comics Alliance.

    These spoilery articles also explain the graphics, the increased "freedom" of choice, as well as mentions of Adam Harrington and Gavin Hammon voicing characters. Basically, very little that we didn't know other than important plot points.
  • From PC Gamer:
    "The five-episode series is due out later this year, launching in the early winter for $5 a pop."

    EARLY WINTER??????
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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    From PC Gamer:

    EARLY WINTER??????

    OK, don't panic. :o

    There has as of yet been one (1) showing of TWaU to the press, which was only last week. We must assume that Telltale has divulged release date information during and after the showing, and we must assume that PC gamer is only late in presenting their information. While ALL the other mags reliably report FALL, PC gamer is just accidentally off by three months. But they had the same information source at the same time as all the others, so chances that they're just telling bullshit are pretty high. :p
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