Developer Asobo Studio and publisher Focus Home Interactive’s A Plague Tale: Innocence arrived this week, and a launch trailer was released to accompany it.
The game follows a girl and her young brother as they fight to survive a dark, devastating world ravaged by war and plague. You can read more about A Plague Tale: Innocence and check out the launch trailer along with some additional trailers and gameplay videos below.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If you prefer a physical copy, you can grab one on PS4 and Xbox One now.
Asobo Studio’s debut new IP, A Plague Tale: Innocence, launches tomorrow for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 14. Watch the Launch Trailer now and embark on a dark adventure through a war-torn, medieval France, relentlessly pursued by the Inquisition and never-ending hordes of ravenous rats.
A Plague Tale: Innocence tells a grim and emotional story, with gameplay blending action and adventure. Follow Amicia and her little brother Hugo, as they attempt to survive a harsh, brutal world plagued by war and the Black Death. On the run from the Inquisition and surrounded by unnatural swarms of rats, the siblings’ rocky journey will not leave them unscathed.
Your enemies are everywhere – inside stately homes and lordly cathedrals, down to the very dregs of the world in cellars and basements. Showcased today in our new “Monsters” trailer, while the deadly swarms of rats consume all they come across, harrying Amicia and Hugo’s long journey, far more familiar foes pick their moment to strike with more care. The English army, local brigands and, worst of all, The Inquisition and their mysterious master, Vitalis. All pursue the siblings with a deadly enthusiasm, spurred on by unknown forces.
Lord Nicholas, the commander of the Inquisition’s forces, is the helmeted face of fear for the local populace under the boot heel of his army, and for Amicia and Hugo as they flee. He is brutal and uncompromising, willing to do whatever it takes to complete his mission to capture and return the siblings to his master. Strong, fast, with zealots at his every beck and call, he will be a formidable and merciless foe.
The first major own-IP game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive, today’s overview trailer for A Plague Tale goes into how to take on your challenges – from the much-discussed rats and deadly universe, to the unique capabilities you’re given to combat or bypass Inquisition soldiers and the capabilities of your new allies.
Amicia is not completely alone in this adventure, as the trailer reveals. Her brother Hugo, while young and sickly, is a vital component of the partnership, his smaller stature able to keep them both safe at key moments. Other orphans – thieves, alchemists, and more – will teach Amicia new skills and provide new tools to hide, escape, and even kill.
A new gameplay trailer showcases world-first footage of a brand new level, showing off a little more of what the game has to offer – careful use of the environment, puzzle-solving, and how light, darkness, and the rats are friend and foe in tandem. Amicia must make it to the University, past the Inquisition’s worst and through a town racked with chaos – all to find a glimmer of safety in this dark, brutal world.
This is just a taste of everything that awaits in the full-game, where your wits, your ability to explore, Amicia’s crafting skills, and her partnership with Hugo are all that will keep the pair alive. Hugo is not your own companion on this adventure, with those orphaned by the war and the sickness banding together to try to survive – will everyone manage to see the light of day once again?
In today’s Story Trailer, see just a glimpse of the heartbreaking tale of young Amicia and her brother Hugo, on the run from the Black Death, a plague of rats, the Inquisition, and worse besides. Today also marks the beginning of pre-orders on all platforms for A Plague Tale: Innocence, set to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 14.
The story begins in the Kingdom of France, as the Hundred Years’ War and emergence of the plague start to take a toll on the population. The De Rune family lives a still-peaceful, sheltered life in their castle and surrounding lands, but it can’t last…
Amicia and Hugo’s journey will take them to incredible places, some indescribably horrifying, others hauntingly beautiful, and many a mix of the two. The people they meet, and their fates, will shape their story – and it is unlikely either sibling would survive without the other. As they grow closer, the world gets harsher, and that bond becomes ever more vital.