It's a cutscene prior to an arcade sequence where you get attacked by some shadow monsters. The camera pulls closer on for the gameplay section, looking something like this:
We do have a WIDE area in Episode 4 that pulls back significantly, and that is the Maze of the Isle of the Beast, where you get to explore the majority of what we created for it (which is a very large area). It used to be mostly desolated, but when we broke the episodes and started to add content to the isles, I decided to fill it with puzzles and different things to find. I'm quite happy with how it feels now having just taken a full pass through it.
I normally like to be closer to the character, but when there's opportunity to explore big areas, it's cool to pull back.