A Plague Tale: Innocence, a story-driven adventure that sees you struggle to survive amid the Black Death, has two main characters.
There’s Amicia, a young girl you’ll control most of the time, and Hugo, her younger brother. For most of the game, the pair will go everywhere together, hand in hand. Amicia, being older and stronger, does most of the work. She’ll kill enemies, clear obstacles and lead the way. Hugo, being much smaller, helps by sneaking into small gaps to open locked doors or collect useful items.
So, being two main protagonists then, it makes sense that you could potentially play A Plague Tale: Innocence in co-op, in the same way you can with Brothers or A Way Out. Can you?
The answer is, unfortunately, no. A Plague Tale is completely a single player experience. While Hugo is a key character to the game, he’s very much secondary. Amicia is our main protagonist, and the only action Hugo can do for the most part is follow his sister’s orders.
If you were hoping to play A Plague Tale: Innocence with a friend or loved one on the couch, you’re out of luck. You can always pass the controller between you, taking it in turns to help Amicia and Hugo past bloodthirsty rats and relentless enemies.