Asobo Studio has released the first video in a web series to promote its upcoming game, A Plague Tale: Innocence. At the end of the video, Asobo announces that A Plague Tale will release on May 14.
The video also details the backstories for its protagonists, as well as how their journey will change them. As the name of the game implies, the core theme of A Plague Tale is innocence, and the game’s young heroes will face the loss of theirs as they overcome numerous hardships, such as the act of needing to kill other people. In order to make this theme come through the game, Asobo made sure to recruit actors that closely matched the age of the characters they voiced, and tried to incorporate phrases and words that a teenager and child might use as opposed to an adult.
A Plague Tale is a puzzle survival game that has you control Amicia, a teenage noblewoman, as she and her younger brother, Hugo, try to survive 14th century France—a time when the Black Death was sweeping across Europe. How far Amicia is willing to go to both survive and protect Hugo is up to you, with the noble girl able to use her trusty sling to knock out enemies or kill them in gruesome ways. One of the more horrifying means of dispatching enemies is using fire to redirect plague rats at them, as the hungry mass of rodents will eat anything, whether it’s alive or dead.
Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale is one of the big new games coming out that we think you should look out for. The developer behind the game has been responsible for contributing to a wide variety of titles, including the Xbox 360 port of The Crew and the creation of both the world and enemies in ReCore.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.