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The Wolf Among Us Unofficial FAQ (Please Read Before Posting)

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The Wolf Among Us FAQ (Last Update on August 22, 2014)

All information in this FAQ is compiled by community moderators Jennifer and Vainamoinen. We check our facts thoroughly and have a lot of Telltale experience on our backs, but this is not an 'official' source, we're just volunteers!

(1) What is The Wolf Among Us?
It is an episodic game based on Bill Willingham's Fables comics, set in Fabletown, a hidden refuge for Fables in New York City. It is a prequel, set before the first issue, and is said by Mr. Willingham to be in canon with the comics. The player character will be the sheriff Bigby Wolf, and it will include Fables favorites like Snow White and Colin, one of the three little pigs. It also features original Fables created by Telltale for this game.

(2) What kind of game is it?
It is a game about choices, similar to The Walking Dead, with action sequences. The choices in this game relate to Bigby's wolf side, and how he treats the people he meets and those he has to protect. Like The Walking Dead, it consists of choice based gameplay. However, there is more freedom in the choices this time. You are able to choose where to go in some instances, and the events will happen in real time. So, the other event will still play out regardless of whether or not you are there. Also, the action is slightly more directly controlled this time. Bigby gets into brawls, and since he is a Fable, the fights are more over the top than they could be with someone like Lee from The Walking Dead.

(3) Is Bill Willingham involved with the game?
Bill Willingham reached a deal with Telltale to help with the general direction of the story of the game, and to make sure the characters and story stay true to the greater Fables universe.

(4) On which platforms is TWAU available?
The episodes are available for PC and Mac through the Telltale Store, Steam and other digital platforms, on the PlayStation3 through PSN, on Xbox360 through XBLA, and on iOS. Episodes one through three are available on Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire TV, and the final two episodes will be released shortly.

On October 24th, 2013, Telltale also announced a PS Vita version of The Wolf among Us. No release date has yet been announced for Vita, other than the confirmation by Sony that it would be released sometime in 2014. It will also be released on disc for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, but release dates for these versions have not yet been announced.

(5) When were the episodes released?
Episode 1 "Faith" was released on October 11, 2013 on PC & Xbox Live, on October 14th on Mac, on October 15th for PSN NA, on October 16th for PSN EU, on December 5th for iOS, and on June 2, 2014 for Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire TV.
Episode 2 "Smoke and Mirrors" was released on January 4, 2014 on PC, Mac & PSN NA, on January 5th for XBLA & PSN EU, on January 7th for iOS, and on June 2, 2014 for Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire TV.
Episode 3 "A Crooked Mile" was released on April 8, 2014 on PC, Mac & PSN NA, on April 9th for XBLA & PSN EU, on iOS on April 10th, and on June 2, 2014 for Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire TV.
Episode 4 "In Sheep's Clothing" was released on May 27, 2014 on PC, Mac & PSN NA, on May 28, 2014 for XBLA, May 29, 2014 for iOS, and on PSN EU on May 30.
Episode 5 "Cry Wolf" was released on July 8, 2014 for PC, Mac & PSN NA, on July 9, 2014 for XBLA and PSN EU, and on July 10, 2014 for iOS.

(6) How much does it cost?
Like The Walking Dead, the episodes cost $5 each. A season pass option comprising all five episodes is available for $25. The price might vary per platform. On some platforms (like the PC), you can't buy the episodes individually and will have to buy the entire season at once.

(7) How many episodes are there?
There are five episodes. The episode titles are Faith, Smoke & Mirrors, A Crooked Mile, In Sheep's Clothing, and Cry Wolf.

(8) Which languages are available for The Wolf Among Us?
Only English is available at the moment. There is no word on what languages The Wolf Among Us will be translated to or when they will be available, but historically Telltale has released their translations towards the end of the season.

(9) Will there be a bonus/free collector's DVD version available from the Telltale store?
YES! Yes, after three years, Telltale store PC/Mac Season customers will finally receive a free bonus game DVD just for shipping costs.

(10) If I buy the game from someplace other than the Telltale store will I still get the collector's DVD?
No. The collector's DVD is only available for PC and Mac customers who order from the Telltale store (or from an outlet that has a code that redeems on the Telltale Store).

(11) What will be on the collector's DVD from the Telltale store?
According to a post by the president of Telltale Games, Kevin Bruner, the collector's DVD will have the entire game on it, various videos, behind the scenes, etc. The DVD also comes in a case with special TTG only artwork. They have done a DVD with almost every TTG series, but since the DVD usually contains things that are created while the series is in production, they can't say what specific things will be on it. They usually start locking down the exact contents of the DVD as the season comes to a close.

(12) Will there be a season two or a DLC episode, like with 400 Days in The Walking Dead: Season One?
Neither a second season nor a DLC episode has been announced. Note that 400 Days was Telltale's first time creating downloadable content for a season that was separate from the regular season, so it's unknown if this will be repeated for Telltale's other seasons. Both are certainly a possibility.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Well, we're back to the August 4th version, and (parts??) of my newbie guide are back. It's a start...

    I had indeed made several adjustments over the last two weeks (5 episodes ARE announced, season passes are 25$ etc.). I'd edit the above, but I'm a bit scared by how many posts have recently been cut off at ca. 2000 characters for no reason at all, so I just plain won't until that is explained and resolved. I don't want to accidentally delete 60% of what you've written...

    However, now that we've also had confirmation that the Telltale store won't have any physical goods for the foreseeable future, we might also just give a plain "no" for Season DVD. It's just looking too bleak.

  • "Probably not, as Telltale has announced they have no plans to make physical goods in the forseeable future" would be better, IMHO.

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    Jennifer Moderator

    Thanks, that is much better. I've updated the FAQ and it kept the whole post. Hopefully the forum cutoff limit will stay away if it ever has to be updated again.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    All right, the forum doesn't cut off posts any more and the FAQ is much reformed. Now where are the newbies with their additional questions? ;)

  • Hi guys! Can't wait for this game :)

    Just wondering if you have any information on the trophies? Are they supported and if so will they be very simple like The Walking Dead or slightly more challenging like Back to the Future?

    Thanks!

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    As I understand it, most platforms (Steam, PSN, XBL) actually demand that the developer defines a certain amount of achievements/trophies to fit into the community/gaming experience they're trying to create.

    If I remember correctly, Telltale has opted for a simple trophy-per-chapter system in The Walking Dead because the names of those trophies had to be handed in to the publisher way in advance. With the constant state of flux the episodes are in until very immediately before release, that was the only way to ensure it would work. So you can be relatively sure they will be in there, and you can also be sure that they won't really be challenging.

    But take all this with a grain of salt. I'm drawing on information that I believe I heard somewhere in the void of this forum, possibly more than a year ago, certainly just in passing, and I could really be wrong here.

  • Ah right I didn't know they were pretty much mandatory!

    It's good to know they'll be included though, thanks for the reply :)

  • So, no hints at an iOS version yet? I guess I'll have to spring for PC, and then switch to iOS down the line if it eventuates.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Been a while since you showed your face!! ;)

    No iOS hints. Zero. Not even behind the curtain. ;)

  • I'm still around, lurking. Waiting... being scared off by this new board.

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