Though this is the second episode and many of the same NPCs make re-appearances, there seems to be few if any ties to the first game. At least through the first couple of hours of play. Since the end of the last episode, Tycho and Gabe have been out destroying fruit f***er robots and delivering snarky one-liners. Your hero has been pitching a tent (literally) where his original home once stood prior to its destruction at the start of Episode One. Ep. Two begins with said tent being flattened by a truck that falls from the sky. And thus, oddly enough, your hero is reunited with the members of the Startling Developments Detective Agency.