Originally Posted by Michael J Fox is Canadian
Yeah seems it was a late decision to get her into the game as we are just hearing about it now. Episode 4 seems to be taking place back in 1931 so probably wont have much of Claudia in that one hence the lack of delay. Also keep in mind episode 3 will likely have a completely different setting from the first 2; episode 2 was at least able to reuse the court square as well as quite a few of the characters from episode 1. Episode 3 will not have this luxury but episode 4 likely will.
I don't think it was a late decision at all. According the video, Claudia expressed interest in being in the game when she met A.J. at the We're Going Back Enchantment Under the Sea Dance reenactment, which took place November of last year, a month before Episode 1 was released. And it doesn't seem like this episode has been "delayed" at all. It's not uncommon at all for Telltale's games to come out the last week of the month.