I don't know if it's the summer break or what but I've been getting a lot of mail from people who are just now trying out our game. Many of them end with questions about episode 2 and it's release date. I can't say for sure when it will be done but I can say that my work on it is pretty much complete and I've actually started sketching and visualizing some of the elements in episode 3. I've also had a few people ask about moving their character from episode 1 to episode 2. Your character will transfer over and you'll actually get some cool bonuses if you do. That's not to say that you couldn't start the series at episode 2 but those of you moving your existing characters over will just get a couple extra treats.
Like I said, my work on the second episode is done for the most part. I'm still looking over all the new cut scenes as they come in and that sort of thing but all the concept art has been done for a while. In fact I thought I'd share one of my favorites with you guys here. I don't want to go into too much detail about where you encounter these guys or why but here's the design for one of the new enemies.
The vicious Hat Spider is a deadly new foe. As ferocious as he is fashionable. Just because you're an eight-legged nightmare doesn't mean you can't accessorise.
It's also worth noting that we'll have Episode 2 on display at PAX this year. Basically we've tried to put in more of the stuff you told us you liked and fix the stuff you didn't. You can still grab the demo for episode 1 from Xbox Live, Greenhouse and Steam. I suppose if you haven't tried it by now, chances are you just don't want to play it. I can respect that decision. However, you will not be invited to my birthday party. I can neither confirm nor deny the rumors of not one but two clowns.