Telltale’s CEO ensures that those who did not play the first The Wolf Among Us will also understand the motivations of the characters and the context of the plot.
The Wolf Among Us was one of the great games from the defunct Telltale. Yes, extinct, because the legendary graphic and episodic adventure company has returned thanks to LCG Entertainment, retaining many developers from the previous company.
Currently, the guys from Telltale are working on The Wolf Among Us 2, a sequel that will arrive on PlayStation, Xbox and PC in 2023. A few weeks ago, we saw its spectacular first trailer.
Nine years have passed since the first installment (it will be ten when the sequel arrives), but Telltale assures us that The Wolf Among Us 2 will be very accessible even if you never played the original title.
So says the CEO of Telltale, Jamie Ottiliein a interview with EDGE magazine (via IGN). As you know, The Wolf Among Us is based on the Fables comics, made by Bill Willingham.
Although he recommends playing the original The Wolf Among Us, Ottillie says that the title will stand on its own narratively speakingputting players in context of what happened before.
”We strive to design our narratives so that they can stand on their own. We think the opening of the first episode sets things up in such a way that the player understands how the characters got to where they are now”.
In the exact words of the CEO of Telltale, newcomers to the saga will be able to understand the story thanks to the prologue, included in the first episode of The Wolf Among Us 2. This has a lot of merit, as they are 100% narrative-based games.
Jamie Ottilie has also spoken about the technical aspect of The Wolf Among Us 2. The Telltale team is using the Unreal Engine, but maintaining the tools of the Telltale Tool (used in the original) for the playable skins.
”We wanted the speed, power, flexibility, and artistic avenues of Unreal. However, we still needed our proprietary tools for many aspects, such as enabling fast iteration and our choice-based episodic gameplay.so we had to update those tools”.
As you know, The Wolf Among Us tells the story of Bigby Wolf, Sheriff of Fabletownwhich will be immersed in a new plot of investigation, drama and suspense.
The Wolf Among Us 2 will hit stores sometime in 2023, available at PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. Even though will be released by episodesTelltale will complete development on the first season, before gradually releasing each one.