Everything We Know About A Plague Tale: Requiem
The revelation of A Plague Tale: Requiem, a sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence from developer Asobo Studio and publisher Focus Home Interactive, was one of the more stunning reveals during Microsoft’s E3 2021 conference.
One of the best narrative experiences of 2019 was A Plague Tale: Innocence.
The game follows Amicia and Hugo de Rune as they experience a mystery plague in mediaeval France. Which is foreshadowed by swarms of man-eating rats.
As you try to survive clashes with vermin and French inquisition warriors on the hunt for the de Runes, the game excels at creating tension.
The original game’s gameplay emphasised stealth and environmental puzzles, with combat taking a back seat. Because you play as Amicia, a young girl who can only use a slingshot, it’s understandable that being caught by a soldier means certain death ? battling your way out isn’t an option. Not to mention the fact that there are tens of thousands of rats just waiting for you to trip and fall into their clutches.
Expectations- A Plague Tale :Requiem
Because of the great acclaim for A Plague Tale: Innocence, fans (including myself) had high hopes for a sequel, and here we are with Requiem. The de Rune twins are back ? albeit a little older ? and there are some new faces in the teaser as well. The rats, on the other hand, have returned in force, and a new adventure is about to begin.
Only a few details may be gleaned from the little teaser. For starters, players will visit a new region of France (at one point, we see Hugo by a coastline). Another possibility is that Hugo himself is the antagonist.
For those of you who haven’t played the original game. I won’t explain Hugo’s link to the rats, but based on the language in the trailer. It appears that Amicia will have to choose between protecting her brother and stopping the rats.
Story Plot – A Plague Tale :Requiem
And, based on the title of the sequel, “Requiem,” I’m a little concerned for our protagonists.
Amicia and Hugo’s first journey was to Innocence. The journey of a child’s life is halted.
The storey of a young girl who is thrown into the role of guardian and parent. A story of a child who is plagued by an unknown power.
However, Requiem – a hymn for the repose of the dead ? could portend something much more sinister for the de Runes. Is this a reference to people who have already perished?
Or will the song be dedicated to one of the de Rune siblings? We’ll have to wait to see what happens.
One thing is certain: the stakes of the game will be bigger than ever before.
Amicia will no longer be reliant on her wits and a slingshot.
You can plainly see her carrying a crossbow on her back in the clip. Implying that combat will play a larger role in Requiem’s gameplay. I hope the game continues to challenge your limits as you try to survive, nerve-wracking circumstances and solve puzzles.
Sound Track – A Plague Tale : Requiem
The soundtrack is, of course, another significant takeaway from the sequel’s unveiling video.
The music from A Plague Tale: Innocence is one of the most distinctive and evocative OSTs I’ve ever heard. The dissonant strings replicate the rodents’ frenzied movements one moment, and softer, warmer rhythms strum out the impression of slogging through the French countryside the next. While we don’t have confirmation yet, I believe it’s a reasonable bet that renowned composer Olivier Deriviere will return to write the music for Requiem ? yet another exciting development.
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