Focus Home Interactive released the second episode in the Asobo Studio developer diary video series for their upcoming adventure game A Plague Tale: Innocence, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 14.
The video, titled “Episode 2: Dark Ages”, focuses on the middle ages, which is a huge part of the environments that players will be able to explore. Additionally, the developer gives viewers insight into their approach in bringing this theme to life and how they created the world. Evidently, they visited French villages in order to study the layout, streets, and building and trace those back to the medieval times. They hope that this attention to details helps the player with the overall immersion.
A Plague Tale: Innocence will tell a grim and emotional story, that’ll send players on a journey through medieval France in the year 1349 to help characters two lost children, Amicia and Hugo De Rune, survive a harsh, brutal world plagued by the Black Death (also known as the Black Plague, which was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history). You’ll be going on one rocky journey of adventure, action, and stealth as you attempt to escape from terrifying Inquisition soldiers while also trying to avoid swarms of disease-infested rats that would love to take a bite or two out of you. Across your journey, you’ll explore desolate and plague-ridden landscapes, like medieval castles and villages, catacombs, wasteland battlefields, and verdant forests, as you search for shelter.
In case you missed it, you can watch Episode 1: Roots of Innocence now.
You can watch the new video below:
Author’s take: I love that this game is going all in bringing this world to life.
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