After years of ready, Telltale lastly revealed earlier this yr that The Wolf Among Us might be returning for a second season. That announcement additionally got here with the information that the primary season’s cliffhanger ending gained’t be resolved. But Telltale themselves have a special opinion on that finale: “It’s absolutely not a cliffhanger,” Telltale’s head of artistic communications Job Stauffer informed us at Gamescom. “It’s an ambiguous ending that’s left open to interpretation.”
Take a take a look at what we’re hoping for in The Wolf Among Us season two.
Elaborating on the purpose, Stauffer factors to the story’s anchors in movie noir. “It’s not out of character for the noir genre to explore a femme fatale ending of sorts, which is largely in the eyes of the player to decide what really happened,” he says.
To refresh your reminiscence, the top of The Wolf Among Us sees Bigby Wolf discussing the occasions of the story with working lady Nerissa. Before they half methods, Nerissa mentions that Bigby isn’t as unhealthy everybody says he’s, echoing the phrases of homicide sufferer Faith. Fables are in a position to make use of glamours to masks their look, and the sport makes use of this to create ambiguity: is Nerissa truly Faith? The closing alternative lets you chase after Nerissa, or go away her be.
“We don’t think continuing on with ‘ok, here’s what happened’ after you went after this person, or after you took a drag of your cigarette and walk away… I mean, wow, that’s an ending, let’s leave that as something to talk about,” says Stauffer.
So the place will The Wolf Among us go subsequent, if not persevering with that story thread? “We still haven’t firmly committed to when this will be set,” Stauffer says. “The solely factor we’re committing to proper now could be Bigby and Snow White.
“The Fables world has a wealthy historical past of hundreds of years price of lore and we will discover any variety of occasions of their lives, or we will discover extra within the timeframe the place we noticed them in season one,” he explains. “Starting with a new story and starting something that… I don’t want to say takes them in a different direction, but gives you another slice of their long and complicated history. I think that’s going to be most interesting.”
Such feedback opens the door to the thought of a season of The Wolf Among Us set within the Homelands, the fairytale world from which the characters originate. Even if solely in flashbacks, it’d be fascinating to take management of those characters through the battle towards The Adversary. We’ve already explored the social parts of this universe, so how concerning the strain of fleeing a battle and getting ready to change into refugees?