The first peek of A Plague Tale: Innocence was its announcement trailer at E3 2018. Then the story trailer that released not too long ago. It showed off the beautiful scenery of the French countryside, and the dark and gritty terror of what the plague had done to the streets. This being the Black Plague of course, spread by rats and killing over a third of the population of Europe at the time.
In A Plague Tale: Innocence, players tale the role of one young girl, Amicia de Rune as she and her younger brother Hugo are forced from their home. Becoming dependent on each other, Amicia needs to save herself and her brother from the rats, the plague, the Inquisition, and possibly more.
Aside from the two trailers and a release date, not much else has surfaced about this game. But a few days earlier, Asobo released a gameplay trailer of what players will have to do with Amicia to navigate the streets and fool people into getting to the next location:
The game isn’t holding anything back on how dark it wants to show itself to be. Amicia is shown to be resourceful in using whatever she can find to distract the rats and guards to keep moving forward. Stealth and fire seem to be your best friend in this game as that’s most of what is used to move through obstacles. Some crafting is shown both at a workbench and while stalking behind a guard, to create items and tools that will help Amicia along the way. It ends with her reaching a gate that’s locked at a university, and with no way in. Yet.
A Plague Tale: Innocence will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 14, 2019.