The Wolf Among Us will be among us in February

"We do not anticipate it happening again," says Telltale of the delay.

The highly anticipated second episode of Telltale's Fables-based series, The Wolf Among Us, will most likely be out the first week of February.

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Telltale president Kevin Bruner noted the expected release week on the studio's forums after fans complained that they'd heard nothing about the upcoming episode since the pilot debuted in early October. Three months between episodes is really quite a lot when one considers that Telltale's previous effort, The Walking Dead, didn't go for more than two months without a new offering.

"It's been a struggle to get this episode out, for a variety of reasons, but it's finally ready to go," Bruner said. "We are working hard with all of our partners (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Apple) to coordinate everything, but we're confident enough to announce that [the release week] here. The episode is looking really good (as is the rest of the season!)."

He further clarified that this lengthy absence of episodes was abnormal and won't be a problem for subsequent episodes. "We are very concerned about the long delay for this episode, but this is one of those occasions where several things conspired against us (not to mention the additional delays due to the holidays). I won't dive into the details, but it's been an unusual and specific set of circumstances and we do not anticipate it happening again as we go forward with the rest of the season."

Unfortunately Bruner didn't specify exactly which platforms The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 will be hitting that week. A rep from the studio told me the plan is for all platforms, but this is still being sorted. Chances are the PC, Mac and XBLA version will be on time, but The Walking Dead tended to get delayed on Europe's PSN, so there's no telling if that will be the case again.

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