Fans of Telltale Games have always had to put up with a lot from the company. The critically acclaimed games, based on popular movie and comic book properties have always come with some baggage, most notably a game engine that just can’t seem to work right, ever. However, probably the most frustrating part of being a Telltale Games fan has been dealing with the companies seemingly random release schedule.
With promises of episodic content being released regularly over the course of just a few months, almost always comes unannounced delays, elongated gaps between releases and very little in the way of community outreach from the studio. With that being said, fans who enjoyed their latest new venture, The Wolf Among Us, based on the Fables comic book series, have been waiting for any news whatsoever from Telltale regarding Episode 2’s release date since the first episode’s release in mid-October 2013.
Today is that day. After months of silence, Telltale President Kevin Bruner announced on the studio’s community forum that Episode 2 of The Wolf Among Us, titled Smoke and Mirrors will be coming in the first week of February, just a few short weeks from now! Finally, we can get back to the enchanting world of Fabletown and delve deeper into the mystery surrounding Bigby Wolf, the games star as he continues investigating the recent murders among the fairy tale creatures now living in New York City.
Along with the announcement comes a small (attempted) explanation from Bruner:
We are very concerned about the long delay for this episode, 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.
While he wouldn’t go into details as to what the delays were caused by, it still would have been nice to know that going forward, there would be more communication from the team about potential further setbacks. Those of us who have purchased the season pass (which everyone should do to save themselves some hard-earned cash) would like to know just how long the wait will be until the next content update.
Either way, I know I’m not alone in being thoroughly excited to go back into the world of The Wolf Among Us, and we will have a review of the episode up in early February, following it’s release. Keep it tuned to Free4Geeks.com for further updates on future Telltale projects and Wolf Among Us episodes as the details get released.