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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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  • In reply to fusedmass

    As puzzle box mentioned they are all prepared to go on early Oct. I am just guessing it will be sometime next week, weekend at latest. From the way he spoke. link

    If the next episode of the wolf among us is going be a few weeks, or maybe a month. It can't be too long because they plan to release season 2 of the walking dead before the year ends.

    I don't have much faith that The Walking Dead will come by the end of the year. Remember that the Wolf Among Us was supposed to come during the summer. At one point I think it was supposed to come out in 2012. Telltale is not good at projecting release dates.

  • The thing I like about Telltale is that they announce the release date of the game very close to the RELEASE date.
    Same thing will probably happen to Season 2 of TWD.

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    fusedmass BANNED

    I am exploding with excitement over here. I really am hoping next week. The first week of Oct, they roll out the game. I heard its ready to go. I hope the company finds the courage and the strength to push the launch button. It seems like everything is complete. I sincerely hope to be playing this game the first week of Oct. If not, I will be very discouraged if this pushed even to middle of Oct, since the company claimed in itself. That it would Early Oct.

  • You guys... I bet they will release it in October and not September! ;)

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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff

    In reply to Davisx3m

    You guys... I bet they will release it in October and not September! ;) link

    You guys... I bet they will release it in October and not September! ;)

    That is an AMAZINGLY good guess! ;)

  • In reply to puzzlebox

    > You guys... I bet they will release it in October and not September! ;) That is an AMAZINGLY good guess! ;) link

    C'mon, you all still have almost six hours left in September in the Pacific Time Zone! You can make one final push to get it out just in time! Why, look at Congress, doing the same thing!

    OK, so maybe they're not such a good role model.

  • I'm guessing we get a release date tomorrow.
    fingers crossed

  • I was going to start betting money on the release date.

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    fusedmass BANNED

    In reply to TinyCarlos

    I'm guessing we get a release date tomorrow. *fingers crossed* link

    They did say Late last month or early this month. I feel a tad bad though. I honestly thought it would come out either late last month or early next month. A release date isn't even yet. Meaning it would be likely a few days after today. They would secure a release date. More then likely we're looking at the middle of this month.

    I feel I got my hopes up, then it crashed and burned.

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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff

    We're still working with our partners to finalise release dates for the season premiere. I'll let you know right here as soon as I know them myself! Thanks for your patience, guys... we're not far off now.

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