Telltale Starting The Wolf Among Us 2 From Scratch
The studio wants its developers to have "a clean slate to start with."
Despite Telltale Games' unexpected shuddering in November 2018, some of the studio's properties are making a comeback. Following a reveal at this year's Game Awards show, confirming the continued existence of The Wolf Among Us 2, the team has confirmed it's starting the project all the way over.
In a USG interview, LCG Entertainment founder Jamie Ottilie confirmed that the relaunched Telltale studio has opted to redo everything on the forthcoming The Wolf Among Us sequel. "We have completely restarted the development of the game," Ottilie told USG. "We felt it best to give the new creative team a clean slate to start with."
LCG Entertainment acquired the Telltale Games moniker in August 2019 and is now the name the company operates under. Only a few original Telltale developers are employed at the newly-reformed Telltale studio, with Ottilie telling USG that "several others [are] on a freelance basis." The Wolf Among Us 2 is being developed by Telltale and the brand-new AdHoc Studio--a team composed of former key members from the old Telltale, including individuals who worked on the original The Wolf Among Us.
According to USG, Adam Harrington (Bigby Wolf) and Erin Yvette (Snow White) are returning to reprise their roles in The Wolf Among Us 2. Further, series composer Jared Emerson-Johnson will return as well.
The Wolf Among Us 2 was announced just before San Diego Comic-Con in July 2017. At the time, the hotly-anticipated sequel was expected to launch in the second half of 2018. However, the title was delayed to 2019 "as the result of a few fundamental changes" at Telltale. The Wolf Among Us 2 will launch on PC via the Epic Games Store and consoles at some unspecified date.