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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!

  • An ETA update AFTER the holidays? Oh come on, you have got to be joking. I guess you guys shouldn't have tried to tackle two games at once. Cpt. Hindsight away!

    • HAHAHAHAHA... Omg... First he/she says.. I hope to have something for you soon.. Or something like that.. This was done a little while ago.. Then the next update is an update about an update that is coming tomorrow.. And THIS is all it was.. ANOTHER UPDATE ABOUT AN UPDATE TO COME NEXT YEAR!

      This is horrible customer service in regards to keeping the people informed.. And the delays are stupid long! For only a few hrs gameplay! How exactly do they expect us to enjoy the series when it is so long for so little.. You forget how the game made you feel during your play! 12+ weeks.. Notice how he/she said it is only an ETA.. 5 months down the line.. Still waiting.. Oh yeah! This will totally get finished by summer of next year! <--(sarcasm) More like this time next year.. Rofl.. For just a 10 hr game.. Telltale is NOT professional enough to handle 2 games at once. Period. 3 hrs of gameplay is so worth this! <-- (more sarcasm) NOBODY buy the seasons pass.. EVERYONE should wait for the entire series to be out for a while and selling for 80% off.. I don't think they'll pull this crud with that happening.. Why oh why did I purchase the seasons pass.. Waist of money.. No information worth anything.. A couple of screenshots, ha! I can draw you a picture..

      I enjoyed my gameplay from TWD and TWAU but.. Seriously.. You even have one of the moderators saying the following..

      "I agree that what we have here is a lack of official communication as to the schedule they aim at. During the last year, PR always avoided using the word 'delay' as it might have raised negative press. I would very much prefer they came out and called the release of episode 2 "delayed". Three months between ep1 and ep2 is disappointing.. Telltale will have to come out and explain that this wasn't according to plan."

      • And this kind of thing happened before too, with episode 3 of TWD, except the gap was two months, iirc.

        Telltale best pray to Odin episode 1 of the second TWD season impresses the life out of us to make up for this delay.

        • Considering the delay is bringing us into next year.. The only way that will happen is if this episode is a minimum of 8 hrs gameplay with one hell of a story.. And if the next TWD episode is released no more then 2 months later, after the first, with the same increase in playtime.. Same with any future TWAU episodes once they finally release episode 2.

          Keep in mind.. It has been almost 20 months since ep 1 of TWD was released back in april of 2012, lol.. Sigh..

          2 months in of itself is still a long time when you think about it though.. For only 3 hrs..

          • That's not even half as bad as the Walking Dead comics. A months wait for 20 pages where barely fuck-all happens. All because Kirkman wanted to milk the fans for more money. But that's neither here nor there.

            At least Telltale's making us wait because of a failure to properly pace themselves.

            • Or rather.. Failure for lack of prep on their part.. More work should of been done with better planning before they started releasing as to get ahead of the demand curve.. They still aren't talking to us in any case, at least nothing worth saying.. Example being the above post, lol.. ETA on an ETA of an ETA, lol.. At least they are consistent about not being consistent.. Even with all the negativity coming their way from not just this site.. You should see some of the posts on Facebook and other media outlets, lol..

              As Forest Gump might say.. Life is like a box of telltale..Lol.

      • Note to self.. Wait for everything to be finished and released for any and all future telltale games.. Also, buy it all on sale!

        grinds his teeth over money he has already spent

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        You even have one of the moderators saying the following..

        I never said you could quote me on that one. ;)

        That moderators are able to say what they would wish Telltale would do is fundamental for them to remain independent, and remain part of the community in their voluntary work. But what you shouldn't just assume is that their objectively voiced opinion in any way 'weighs more' than that of other community members. Because it really doesn't. The mod squad can share opinions of the community because they're part of the community. And that's all there is to it. No need to go all quoting on me, I'm not a 'source' in particular.

        • I realize you are a member of the community. I've just noticed most moderators being controlled somewhat on what they say, as if to avoid making waves. It was just refreshing to see you posting an opinion of frustration, however polite, lol.

  • 3 months are a too big gap between episodes. I was expecting end of november or the beginning of december, but january? Really? Don't do two parallel releases, if you can't handle the amount of work. I really hope the gaps will be much shorter next year. For now I just feel disappointed. :(

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    This is a VERY delayed release. Since I doubt Telltale was planning on releasing episodes 3 months apart, I'm curious if this delay was due to a particular problem that popped up or if this was just poor planning in general.

    And is this a one time thing or should we expect similarly long waits between release dates for the following episodes?

  • Telltale obviously doesn't have the infrastructure or the planning in place to deal with two high-profile projects like this. And the marketing and PR departments need a bit of a lesson in building hype around games because their approach with TWD2 and TWAU so far has been a mess.

    Great games, but you need to get your act together.

  • disapointed that we have to wait 3 months for episode two

  • By now all of the fables have been murdered...

  • Why so long??? It's really difficult to wait Ep.2. So many questions on the plot... Waiting breaks my heart :(

  • So,we waited nearly two months for two screenshots,a new character.I tought we get a release date or something.Dont misunderstand it,i can wait,but its so frustrating that after two months silence Telltale tries to calm us with tis "there will be an update of this update after the holidays, anyway buy the walking dead so you can wait more" crap.Looks like i have to keep reading the Fables comics because i dont want to forget Bigby.

  • Looks good, should release TWAU soon though, its almost two months and not releasing it soon will break the terms and conditions. Looks like Bigby is going to knock the shit outta the pimp though, I was actually surprised that Telltale made actual naked stripper models, I didn't think they would do that lol. You've got the girl on the pole in the back and at the end of E1 you see a girl behind the pimp. Something tells me there will be another love scene just like in S1 of TWD. Instead of a kiss from E3 Telltale might higher the score by showing boobs in a love scene hah lol. But Snow and that prossy is dead so I have literally no idea who they would add, I wonder who Dave Fennoy is voicing too.

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    Can I play The Walking Dead Season 2 now?

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