After a rumor that Telltale Games was possibly working on a second season to The Wolf Among Us and even continuing the story in Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale’s head of communications Job Stauffer clarified on Twitter that the company currently has no plans for either series.
With the studio’s announcement that they will reveal news at Comic-Con this weekend and veteran Telltale VO Adam Harrington (voice of Bigby Wolf) retweeting it, some people assumed and ran with the idea that this hinted at a return to our favorite Fables in The Wolf Among Us. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Harrington voices several characters in various Telltale series, including Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, which Stauffer was quick to point out on Twitter.
“I worry about people getting their hopes up in the wrong direction. He may be of very few words, but Adam also voices Groot in our GotG. ;)” said Stauffer in a tweet referring to fans’ speculation.
“We have been asked over and over again for some insight into the mystery at the end of the finale for TWAU. Something I’ve always wanted to admit is that while we do have a clear answer to who was who at the end of that story… we had also agreed to keep it a mystery for the fans to ponder on their own,” Stauffer wrote. “Definitely fun to see all of the theories pour out, and exciting to pay off our neon-noir story with a femme fatale twist.”
“Should we ever continue in the world of Fables and The Wolf Among Us… it is generally agreed upon here that we wouldn’t continue that storyline directly, and would leave things an open mystery that’s better left unanswered….”
As for Tales from the Borderlands, Stauffer again said on Twitter that it’s just not in the cards right now. In fact, the next Borderlands game will come from Gearbox Software, the original developer, and not Telltale. In the AMA, Stauffer essentially stated the same thing.
“While there are currently no plans for us to continue the story on the Telltale side, we do know that our friends at Gearbox and 2K are hard at work on what’s next for the Borderlands universe. We know that also means if anything happens Rhys, Fiona and the gang… the ball is in their court to see whether they will or will not be explored again in any possible future entry into that universe. We’re big fans of Borderlands as well, obviously, so here’s hoping Tales isn’t the last we’ll ever see of those characters!”
There you have it. Disappointing news for sure, but it is nice that the company dispelled such rumors before they got out of control. On the bright side, we could be seeing a new season in Telltale’s Batman series according to a ratings listing.