The Wolf Among Us 2 Confirmed, But It's Apparently Different From An Earlier Vision
Bigby Wolf doesn't go down without a fight.
One of Telltale's long-dormant franchises is finally coming back. Former vets from the studio announced at The Game Awards that it has partnered with AdHoc Studio to continue and co-develop on a second season of The Wolf Among Us. AdHoc is a team built in part by former Telltale employees, working alongside the new Telltale ownership. The Wolf Among Us 2 will be released on PC as an Epic Games exclusive, as well as on consoles.
Wolf 2 will take place after the first game, but is still a prequel to the graphic novel series. It will also be episodic, but Telltale says it is still determining how it will release the episodes. The game is in pre-production, so no release window has been set.
The revival is bringing back directors Nick Herman and Dennis Lenart, writer Pierre Shorette, composer Jared Emerson-Johnson, and two key voice actors: Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, Erin Yvette as Snow White. Telltale's former VP of engineering, Zac Litton, is serving as CTO at the new Telltale.
In response, former Telltale employee Scott Butterworth said on Twitter that the announcement caught himself and some of his colleagues by surprise. He also suggested that this version of the game looks like it deviates from the Wolf 2 that had been planned before the old Telltale Games went under.
So... that Wolf Among Us Season 2 trailer sure caught a lot of former Telltalers by surprise... Doesn't look much like the game the original team was making. Curious to know who's working on this, honestly. Surreal and...disappointing, I guess?— Scott Butterworth (@Butterwomp) December 13, 2019
LCG Entertainment purchased Telltale Games brand in August with plans to develop games based on its back catalog. The Wolf Among Us 2 will be the first such game under the new management. AdHoc and Telltale are co-developing the game, with AdHoc specifically working on narrative and cinematic elements.
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As part of the announcement, Telltale also announced that it is making the original Wolf Among Us free through the Epic Games Store from December 12 through December 19. If you missed it the first time around, you can catch up while waiting for the sequel.
"When the opportunity came up, it was an easy decision for us," said AdHoc CCO Pierre Shorette, in the announcement. "Developing The Wolf Among Us was my first project at Telltale and the start of a creative partnership with Nick and Dennis, so obviously we’re excited to further explore the Fables universe."
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