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Sneak peek at The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: 'Smoke & Mirrors'

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With this week's launch of The Wolf Among Us on iOS, everyone here at the office has been incredibly excited by the response to our series from fans new and old alike. We know many of you are anxious to see where Bigby's story goes next, and the dev team is hard at work finalizing our live development process on the upcoming episode, Smoke & Mirrors. At Telltale, we always aim to deliver quality content across the season at a pace that will keep you glued to your screen and talking about 'your story' as the season progresses. With the second chapter now close to completion, we wanted to share two new screens from the episode to give you a sneak peek at what will be happening next in Fabletown...

First up is a brand-new reveal of a character that FABLES fans will definitely recognize – the one and only 'Jack' of beanstalk fame. A sharp-tongued rogue who's been a staple character in the FABLES series since issue one, Jack has even been honored with his very own spinoff comic series, Jack of FABLES.

Jack of FABLES

We also have a peek at the seedy underground club exclusively for Fables, known as the 'Pudding & Pie.' Doesn't look like the gentleman in the chair is particularly happy to see Bigby and his 'friend,' but it's probably safe to say that Bigby isn't very happy either...

Pudding and Pie

We wanted to thank everyone for playing the first chapter in The Wolf Among Us, and ask for your patience as the team works very hard this month to finalize what is shaping up to be another episode full of surprises. We're anticipating another update on its ETA for release very soon after the holidays, and we couldn't be more excited to continue this series with all of you.

Stay tuned for more updates as they happen, and if you're also a fan of The Walking Dead, definitely check back for news on the Season Two premiere, set to arrive later THIS MONTH on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, and iOS!

  • Oh well, at least TWD is coming out soon. People need to stop complaining and think. It could be delayed for a number of reasons.

    • People aren't complaining about the fact that it's delayed. I can handle the fact it's delayed, if they were upfront and honest about why it's delayed (glitches, reshooting dialogue, etc.) People are complaining about the vagueness, the "coming soons", the game not being delivered as promised. A valid complaint, especially since we're the ones paying for it, quite literally, with our money and our wasted time of waiting for screen shots.

      I'm not paying for screen shots. I'm paying for a game.

      As of yet, I have nothing.

    • I know there can be good reasons for a delay, we all do. But the problem is the quesiton "Why is an episodic release schedule good for the consumer?". I think it can actually increase enjoyment of the game if you have this down time to chat and theorize with friends and build general anticipation. But when it gets this spread out it isn't good in anyway for the consumer. It actually pisses them off. It only benefits Telltale and I think I'll be buying these games once 4 episodes are released from now on (this is my 4th Telltale game I've purchased by the way and the longest delay I've encountered).

    • Well of course its for reasons. However, none of those reasons were addressed. Which is the largest problem with TTG. Their infuriating lack of communication. Personally, I can wait. But a lot of this rage could be averted if they simply let their community know what is going on.

  • I really hope this statement was written early last week and just didn't get posted until today. If this is supposed to get us to calm down and wait another 3+ weeks for the release this will probably change how I approach purchasing Telltale games. 11+ weeks between releases is inexcusable. If things follow this pattern that's 55 weeks for the whole game. Over a year. A baby can be conceived and born in that time frame. I guess Fables have a longer gestation period.

  • The sad thing is just that we weren't told that we would have to wait for so long. When stretched, anticipation will turn into disappointment. I have been like "the announcement will come any moment now, patience" for over a month now. Little did I know that there would be no details whatsoever on anything regarding TWAU.

  • I love you guys and all but at least you can do is tell is a more accurate time table for your release episodes. Or at least tell your fans if your are writing it as you go or what? This way we can live without an episode and yet satisfied that our new beloved series hasn't been lost or delayed in a blackhole.

  • So, Telltale guys,

    if you promise, there will be all 4 to 6 weeks a new episode, and now you tell us after seven weeks in the last sentence of a long post we will have to wait at least five more weeks... well that's rude. Who cares for two screenshots and an update about an update that will be in four weeks?

    This post should really be called 'Episode 2 is delayed because of a lot of work in WD2, ETA is january 2014'...

    Damn... treat your custumers better and more honest!

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    Kenny- BANNED

    You guys are so ungrateful

    • If this were a free-to-play game, I would agree that we're all being ungrateful little sods. But given that most have purchased a season pass and have heard nothing from Telltale about a release date for the second episode, I would wholly refute the idea that we're ungrateful. Those of us who have dropped money for a season pass are just frustrated at the lack of a release date.

    • Not all of us have the patience of Jesus, Kenny. If they said to wait another week or two, less of us would be complaining. But now we have to wait until late December or early January (most likely). This is bad business, man.

    • Rather than critiquing others, what were you given that you feel grateful for?

  • I would have to say I agree with Kenny.

  • Crap! all this waiting for TWAU is making me don´t want to play it anymore, What concerns me is this telltale guys will do the same release delays for the walking dead season 2, in the first season they had delays too, maybe they can´t handle big projects ... hire more programmers!

  • Another month, huh? I'll come back then.

  • The fact that you cannot inform your customers of a release date is enough to make me no longer purchase your products. And to think, I was looking forward to this too.

    • It's not that telltale doesn't want to give us the release date (well maybe they kind of do) but it also could be because TTG doesn't give release dates sometimes only days before it comes out. I love that it gives you a little surprise. I personally wouldn't recommend telltale games if you don't have some what of a good patience at the moment (they don't have the biggest of a team since they're trying to do 2 games and it's difficult for there size) and I wouldn't recommend it if you can expect not to have the a lot revealed before it comes out. I won't be getting into twau until after episode 5 because then I can play all of it in a week. I don't have to play all of it in like half a year ( not hating on telltale I'm just giving a personal suggestion)

      • Nope. Working on 4 titles now.

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          No, they're still working on TWO.

          Announcing titles does not mean "working on them". If you had watched the interviews, you'd know - Kevin and Dan practically answer every TotB and GoT question with "we are not that far yet"... "we only just got this license"... "more to come"...

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