Telltale Games has announced that its highly-anticipated second season of The Wolf Among Us will now launch in 2019, rather than at the end of 2018 as originally planned.

Telltale's The Wolf Among Us is based on Bill Willingham's award-winning series of Fables comics, and unfolds in a world where fairy tale characters have been forced to live alongside humans in the real world. The original game was superb, structured as a whodunnit murder mystery, and told in an intoxicating detective noir style.

Season two of The Wolf Among Us was announced last July to much excitement, and was said to feature a new "standalone" story, due to arrive late 2018.

In a new post on its website, Telltale explained that season two's delay was the result of "a few fundamental changes here at Telltale since we first announced the game". Although not explicitly stated, it's possible that these "fundamental changes" relate to events last November when the developer laid off 90 members of staff - around 25 per cent of its total workforce. At the time, it said that The Wolf Among Us season two would not be affected.

Concluding its delay announcement, Telltale explained that The Wolf Among Us 2's new release date "will allow us not only to focus on quality but also to experiment and iterate in order to craft something truly special. Ultimately our goal is to deliver an experience deserving of the passion you've consistently shown for The Wolf Among Us, and these extra months will give us the time we need to do our best work."

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