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The Wolf Among Us 2 revived at zombie Telltale Games

The Wolf Among Us 2 in the works at the company that now owns the Telltale Games brand name and select IP.

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The Wolf Among Us 2 in the works at the company that now owns the Telltale Games brand name and select IP.

Last year, Telltale Games laid off 250 of their employees and went into assignment – an expedited bankruptcy process. Those employees were reportedly let go, unceremoniously and without severance pay. Then, this August, a company called LCG Entertainment resurrected the Telltale Games name, with the promise of new games from some of Telltale’s most-loved properties in the future.

We got our first taste of the product of LCG’s necromancy last night, when a teaser for The Wolf Among Us 2 ran during The Game Awards. Set in the same universe and starring many of the same characters as the Fable comic series, The Wolf Among Us was a neo-noir detective story that cast players as Bigby Wolf, sheriff of Fabletown, an enclave for fairy tale creatures in 1980s New York. 

It’s one of Telltale’s best and most underrated games. So, on the one hand, I’m excited at the prospect of the series returning. AdHoc Studios, the team co-developing the game with nuevo Telltale, includes folks who worked at the old, original Telltale Games. And, specifically, folks who worked on the original The Wolf Among Us.

But, on the other hand, multiple former Telltale employees took to Twitter to express their frustration with the announcement. The Wolf Among Us 2 was in development when Telltale Games shut down last year. The work that that team created will likely never see the light of day.

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Andrew King is a journalist, critic, poet, stand-up comedian and museum caretaker living in Illinois.