A Plague Tale: Innocence Shows Grim Setting and Characters in New Screenshots

There are some games you play to just seek and destroy enemies, which is fine and dandy. However, some games you play to experience an emotional, thrilling adventure  — and that seems to be the case with the gorgeous, evocative adventure game A Plague Tale: Innocence, from developer Asobo Studio and publisher Focus Home Interactive, that’s coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.

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.

A Plague Tale: Innocence looks like it’ll be one of the most graphically-impressive games in this current console generation, and it’s due to the fact that it’s being developed by game development veterans at Asobo Studio who have decided to use their own engine to push current generation hardware as far as possible. What’s also sounds impressive about A Plague Tale: Innocence is that the developed mentioned how characters will react with real emotion to the situations around them, be it Hugo’s fear at his unfamiliar surroundings or the determination of Amicia to save her little brother. I’m curious to see how these emotions will come into play with the game’s gameplay.

For now though, we can see how beautiful A Plague Tale: Innocence will look thanks to these screenshots.

Author’s Take: I’m all for games that tell a beautiful and deep story, and I think it’s great how A Plague Tale: Innocence will tell a story that really hasn’t been told before. 

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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.