Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:10am 24/06/22 | 0 Comments
In Asobo's A Plague Tale: Innocence, our first foray into plague-addled Europe in the 14th Century, we were confronted with a lot of unknowns as two innocent characters navigated one of the darkest periods in history. In its forthcoming sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, we're back as the youthful sibling pair, protector Amicia and rat-whisperer Hugo, though this time it's clear no punches will be pulled and the stakes higher than ever.
Which is actually saying a lot in the wake of the first game's heavy storytelling.
Focus Entertainment, a sleeping giant with a number of must-play titles on the horizon, will help deliver us this rat-plagued adventure on October 18 across PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S -- a truly next-gen experience. For the PC version developer Asobo and Focus has partnered with NVIDIA to deliver real-time ray-tracing and the AI-based DLSS rendering support across the entire GeForce RTX range.
As for the story and setting, here's the Inquisitorial decree from the developer and publisher:
Far across the sea, an island calls…
Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world twisted by supernatural forces. After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south, to new regions and vibrant cities. There, they attempt to start a new life and control Hugo’s curse.
But, when Hugo’s powers reawaken, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats. Forced to flee once more, the siblings place their hopes in a prophesised island that may hold the key to saving Hugo.
Discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell, overcoming foes and challenges with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers.
Sequel to the award-winning adventure A Plague Tale: Innocence.
A spectacular grounded tale twisted by supernatural forces.
Use a variety of tools, sneak, fight, or unleash hell and rats.
Stunning visuals combine with an enthralling score.
Pre-orders are now open for all of the requisite release editions of the game, which you can also see a teaser video for below, followed by a handful of new screens.