A Plague Tale: Innocence is an action-adventure horror stealth video game by Focus Home Interactive, developed by and .

Official trailers

PlayStation on Monday, May 13, 2019 released the trailer:
A Plague Tale: Innocence - Launch Trailer | PS4.

Story intro

In the game, the player assumes control of Amicia de Rune from a third-person perspective. For the majority of the game, players need to utilize stealth to avoid hostile encounters, as enemies will kill Amicia instantly if they catch her. Amicia is equipped with a sling which can throw rocks to break chains, create distractions, or stun guards long enough for the rats to ambush them; she can even kill outright them with a headshot. The game is a series of survival puzzles, mostly consisting of methods to scare away or distract the hordes of hungry rats in order to gain access to new areas, or direct them towards enemies. The main method of warding rats off is fire, as rats will seldom enter within a radius of burning torches and braziers. Amicia can also craft special ammunition and supplies, which include fire-starting sulfur stones that ignite braziers, stink bombs that attract rats, or fire suppressants to extinguish torches carried by enemies. Amicia's younger brother Hugo can be directed towards specific tasks when Amicia is busy. However, this is risky, as Hugo will start to panic if left alone and can attract unwanted attention. Later in the game, the player can assume control of Hugo, who cannot craft items but is able to control rats and sneak through small spaces. All these abilities are combined when the siblings unite in the late game. In 1348, Amicia de Rune is a young girl of noble descent who lives with her family in rural Aquitaine, which has been invaded by the English army. Her younger brother Hugo has been ill since birth, and their mother Beatrice, an alchemist, has locked him away in the family estate for years while trying to devise a cure. While hunting with her father Robert in the forest, Amicia encounters signs of a blight, and her dog Lion is gruesomely consumed by an unseen entity. They hurry back to the de Rune estate, but troops from the Inquisition led by Lord Nicholas arrive and raid the estate in search of Hugo, executing Robert and several servants. Beatrice helps them escape and instructs Amicia to take Hugo to his doctor Laurentius before she is apparently killed. Amicia and Hugo flee to a nearby village, where they learn that hordes of ravenous rats have been spreading plague and devouring anything they come across. Evading hostile villagers who hold Hugo responsible for the plague, and more Inquisition soldiers, Amicia and Hugo reach Laurentius's farm, only to find him bedridden by the plague. Laurentius implores Amicia to finish her mother's work. When Laurentius's house is overrun by rats, Amicia and Hugo flee with his apprentice Lucas to seek the hidden Château d'Ombrage. As they evade the rats and invading English soldiers, Lucas explains that Hugo's blood carries a supernatural evil called the Prima Macula, which has lain dormant within certain noble bloodlines since the Justinian Plague. Beatrice and Laurentius had been trying to find a cure, while the Grand Inquisitor, Vitalis Benevent, covets its power. They are assisted by the sibling thieves Melie and Arthur, but Arthur is captured before the remainder make it to the Château d'Ombrage.

About

A Plague Tale: Innocence was scheduled to be released on May 13, 2019 and on May 14, 2019 (worldwide) by Focus Home Interactive.

It is a single-player video game.

This video game is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game had received M rating.

External links

Official website: aplaguetale.com

Other websites: Steam, PlayStation, Xbox

Wikipedia: A Plague Tale: Innocence

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