Focus Home's rat-filled A Plague Tale Innocence was a surprise hit, not just for its incredible art style, but also its intelligent action-adventure stealth gameplay. In the 12 months following its release the game managed to sell one million copies across all platforms. Not bad for a title that largely came out of nowhere.
Unsurprising then, Focus Home Interactive agreed to let developers Asobo Studio work on a sequel that will hopefully take the game to even greater heights. Whilst we eagerly wait for the game to return, here's everything we know about A Plague Tale: Requiem.
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23 March 2022 -
A release date for A Plague Tale: Requiem has appeared on the Microsoft Store, stating it'll launch on June 17, 2022. This isn't formally confirmed yet but given the official nature of this leak, we'd be surprised if that's not real.
25 February 2022 -
The Collector's Edition of A Plague Tale: Requiem has been revealed and it includes a whole heap of goodies for fans of the game.
The highlight of the Collector's Edition is a gorgeous statue of Amicia and Hugo. Imagined and designed by the artistic team at Asobo Studio, this 21cm/8in tall resin statue painted in vibrant colors portrays Amicia and Hugo in action, wearing their main outfits from A Plague Tale: Requiem.
The Collector's Edition comes with more: a bird feather metallic brooch, inspired by the bird feathers Hugo wears in the game, a 45 RPM vinyl of the game's soundtrack composed by Olivier Derivière, 3 amazing A4 lithographs of exclusive artwork from the game, and, last but not least, the alternative cover for your game's box.
Hopefully, a reveal for the release date won't be too far off.
9 December 2021 -
Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment have revealed their first slice of gameplay from A Plague Tale: Requiem.
Here's a bit more info about the clip:
"In this new trailer, as Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Requiem” sets the tone, witness the first glimpses of Amicia and Hugo’s epic adventure in a brutal, breathtaking world twisted by supernatural forces. After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo journey far south to new regions and vibrant cities."
Plague Tale 2 Release Date
A Plague Tale: Requiem will be releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC and on Nintendo Switch via a Cloud Version of the game.
At the time of writing the game has a rather nebulous 2022 release date, but it's not clear precisely when the game could launch, or likewise if the game will launch on all systems simultaneously. A release date appeared on the Microsoft Store, stating it'll launch on June 17, 2022, but that's not official just yet.
Plague Tale 2 Story
While the original Plague Tale ends with a resolution to the war that drove Amicia and Hugo away, it seems another conflict has arisen in Requiem.
Hugo is possibly on the run, Amicia is dealing with her own troubles, and of course there are rats - rats everywhere.
Here's the official blurb.
"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 prophesized 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."
That's about all we know for sure as yet, but we'll keep this updated in the coming months.
Plague Tale 2 Trailer
Check out the Plague Tale Requiem trailer from E3 2021 below: