A Plague Tale: Requiem has.. not been delayed! Even better, there’s a new extended gameplay trailer for you to check out.
If you’ve not tackled the original A Plague Tale: Innocence, it’s well worth playing Requiem but going by the trailer there should be enough rat, fire and slingshot-based activity in this sequel to keep you going. The five minute trailer reveals that, while Amicia and Hugo have managed to attain some degree of normalcy, living as they do in fourteenth century France, things eventually go sideways.
What the trailer doesn’t reveal is where their mother has gone, having survived the events of the first game – we’re hoping they’ve not killed her off offscreen, God of War style. But it it shows off some of the sequels’ areas, including a surprisingly normal festival – you can actually play some of the stalls – underground caverns, gloomy city streets and more.
Sound familiar? It may well do but there are also some more eye-catching areas too; the plague has gone away when the game’s started, though we have the horrible feeling it’s going to turn out that Hugo and Amicia are bringing it with them.
The good news is that Amicia is a more capable fighter than she was, capable of stabbing enemies in the throat and more. We had to grin when she used a whip or similar to knock a lamp out of a villain’s hands, whereupon it set him on fire. Hugo can also control rats from a first-person perspective, though apparently at a cost.
We’re hoping the “cost” is down to you – eg, you can make the game easier the more you use that skill but you’re more likely to get a bad end. Though, more likely, the game will dictate when you need to summon the rats.
At least, those are some of the things were able to ascertain from the trailer (which you can watch further up the page). The truth is, we were little distracted by fact that Jane Perry was voicing the trailer. Yes, she was using her normal accent, but we still think of her as Diana, the handler from Hitman 2016, Hitman 2 and Hitman 3. Sadly, the trailer didn’t end with “Good luck, Amicia. I will leave you to prepare.”
A Plague Tale: Requiem will land on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch and will come to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.
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