A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE is a third-person stealth horror game developed by Asobo Studio and released by Focus Home Interactive in May 2019. It’s available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. I played the free trial this week.
In a creepy, supernatural version of 14th-century France, Amicia de Rune must save her younger brother Hugo from the Inquisition. As in Dishonored, there’s a plague with swarms of ravenous rats. Unlike Dishonored, however, her only weapon is a sling.
Lead designer Kevin Choteau told Variety that Asobo Studio wanted to make “an emotional character-focused game” like The Last of Us and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. PLAGUE TALE is a series of survival puzzles involving the use of stealth, distraction, light, fire or using the rats against others, with very little combat.
PLAGUE TALE is rated “M” for ages 17+ due to blood, gore, strong language and violence.
A sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence was confirmed in December 2019 as being under development by Asobo Studio, and is expected to be released in 2022. (Source: XboxSquad.fr)
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