A Plague Tale: Requiem is one of the highly anticipated titles of 2022 that continues the story of Amicia and Hugo, whom players met in A Plague Tale: Innocence.
Part of the ongoing Summer Game Fest 2022, Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase featured a fresh new gameplay clip from the sequel, featuring Amicia in some violent action.
A Plague Tale: Innocence was released in 2019 and is set in medieval France during the Hundred Years War. Players followed the trial and struggle of the siblings, Amicia and Hugo, as they faced a world falling apart from the Black Death.
The game’s story and mechanics were met with positive reviews and players eagerly awaited a sequel.
A Plague Tale: Requiem will feature a much more violent Amicia
As the title of the gameplay trailer, End of Innocence, indicates, the game will cause Amicia to become more violent for not paying attention to others who tell her not to kill.
The clip shows her relentlessly taking down one enemy after another, saying, “I’m tired of being scared.” She even goes so far as to push one soldier into the mass of rats and suffocate another while saying they are nothing to be afraid of.
This is a definite twist from the protagonist that players knew in the first game. There’s a steadfast determination in her voice, the swing of her sword, and on the tips of her arrows (yes, she carries a crossbow now). But as with her first murder in Innocence, it’s likely her acts of violence will take a toll on her.
The trailer ends with Amicia asking Hugo to “do it fast”. Hugo raises a fist and hugs the ground as the screen goes dark. The next frame shows a yellow-tinted screen as the camera tracks a horde of rats running toward the target, which likely means players have some ability to call and control the plague bearers.
The game’s official description reveals that players will embark on a heart-wrenching journey into an unforgiving, breathtaking world, as they discover what it takes to save the people they love. Players can attack as Amicia from the shadows or continue with “a variety of weapons, tools, and unearthly powers.”
The trailer at The Game Awards 2021 showcased the different landscapes players will discover. The Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase trailer did the same, taking a look at both urban and rural landscapes.
Those who enjoyed Amicia and Hugo’s earlier journey are sure to face another heartbreaking adventure with a story that will resonate in the same way as its predecessor. The game will be released in 2022 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S (Day One on Game Pass), PC and Nintendo Switch.
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