Fans are still reeling from the first installment of The Walking Dead Season 2, but Telltale Games is moving forward and preparing to release the second episode of their Fables inspired game, The Wolf Among Us. Having not played since its first episode launched back in October (Psst, review here) I cannot wait to get back on the streets of Fabletown, interrogating scumbags within an inch of their lives as the resident sheriff and sometimes werewolf, Bigby Wolf.
The first episode,”Faith” introduced us to the seedy world of fairy tale characters on the lam and the mystery of a serial killer terrorizing the hidden Fable community. Using Bigby’s skills of investigation and intimidation players moved throughout Fabletown interacting with a variety of characters – woodsmen, monsters, princes, frogs – and were forced to make critical decisions that will inevitably alter how their story progresses. Telltale’s knack for making players truly feel the consequences of their crucial and often quickly made decisions is used to great effect in the detective style of gameplay The Wolf Among Us, and its second episode promises even more frustrating fun.
“The Wolf Among Us” episode 2 releases first week of February! More info here http://t.co/kzNmpbhz83
— Kevin Bruner (@kevbru) January 14, 2014
“Smoke and Mirrors“, part two of The Wolf Among Us‘ five-part adventure, is expected the first week of February on Xbox Live, PSN, and PC. And considering the wild cliffhanger the first episode left us with, Episode 2 has a lot of explaining to do. Something I’m sure it’ll avoid at all costs as Bigby gets dragged deeper into the bowels of Fabletown.
Kevin Bruner, Telltale Games CTO, commented on the delay between episodes on their forums,
The episode is looking really good (as is the rest of the season!). 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.
Four months was an agonizing wait, but it’s no worse than the year we waited between the first and second seasons of The Walking Dead or how long we’ll be waiting to hear any more news about their recent acquisition of Game of Thrones for their next game. Don’t fret, Telltale, your games are worth waiting for.
The Wolf Among Us “Smoke and Mirrors” drops in two weeks, what will you be doing to pass the time? Did you play through the first episode multiple times? Will you do the same with the second?