Faith will hit the Xbox Games Store (nee Xbox Live Arcade) on Friday, Oct 11. The first episode of The Wolf Among Us will retail for $4.99 when it hits shelves on Friday. Xbox 360 users now have the option of purchasing a Season Pass for The Wolf Among Us on the Xbox Games Store, a first time option for 360 users. The Season Pass costs $19.99 and will give gamers access to episode 1 and episodes 2-5 upon their release. Buying the season pass will save users $4.99 versus buying episodes individually but the option to purchase episodes à la carte will be available upon their releases.
The Wolf Among Us will launch on PC on Oct 11. The PC version exists as a Season Pass option. It will be available through the TellTale Online Store, Steam and other digital PC services. The Season Pass retails on PC for $24.99, but pre-orders will save 10% off the purchase.
PlayStation 3 users have to wait to dig into The Wolf Among Us because Faith and Season Pass options do not launch until Tuesday, Oct 15. Much like the Xbox 360 version, options exist to purchase Faith as a single episode for $4.99 and a Season Pass for $19.99.
Based on the best-selling comic book, Fables by Bill Willingham, The Wolf Among Us gives players control of Bigby Wolf formerly known as The Big Bad Wolf. Bigby acts as the Sheriff in Fabletown, a hidden community in New York full of exiled Fables like Snow White, the Three Little Pigs and Mr. Toad. Tasked with keeping the peace and dealing with bureaucratic red tape, ornery mythical creatures and preventing detection by the normal world, Bigby Wolf has to keep everyone in check and prevent himself from giving into his beastly nature.
The Wolf Among Us made a great impact at this year’s PAX (read more about it here). The first 20 minutes or so of “Faith” was incredible. It will be intriguing to see where TellTale takes the rest of the Season, but it certainly starts off on a high note. The graphics look crisp and vibrant marking a huge difference between the visuals on this and The Walking Dead. TellTale delivered a high quality narrative experience full of complex characters and immersion with The Walking Dead last year, The Wolf Among us looks to be continuing that mark of quality.