Telltale Games, the makers of the hit episodic series based on the graphic novels of The Walking Dead, launched its latest series based on the Fables graphic novels which has the big bad wolf as the local gumshoe of a misfit colony of mythological creatures. Now developer co-founder Kevin Bruner has revealed when the delayed second episode of The Wolf Among Us will be out.
"Ep 2 should be available the first week of February," Bruner said in a post on Telltale's community forum. "We are working hard with all of our partners (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Apple) to coordinate everything, but we're confident enough to announce that here. The episode is looking really good (as is the rest of the season!).”
"We are very concerned about the long delay for this episode,” he went on “but this is one of those occasions where several things conspired against us (not to mention the additional delays due to the holidays). I won't dive into the details, but it's been an unusual and specific set of circumstances and we do not anticipate it happening again as we go forward with the rest of the season."
Telltale Games has made itself stand out by offering a specific gameplay style that works well across platforms and graphic novel-style art consistent across all its games. The Wolf Among Us incorporated more action and fast-paced decision making which also found its way in the excellent start to the second season of The Walking Dead. If you haven't played that, check out a hands-on preview here.
Telltale doesn’t make its seasons all at once then release them slowly but are kicked out the door as soon as they are finished meaning it is in constant production. Telltale was also quick to squash this delay as a larger problem because its got a whole lot on its plate. The remainder of The Walking Dead Season 2 coming out this year, The Wolf Among Us possibly continuing through 2014 and with The Game of Thrones and Borderlands projects on the horizon it can't afford delays.
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors is set to drop the first week in February.