Plague Tale: Innocence Gameplay Trailer Shows a Sinister World

A new gameplay trailer is out of A Plague Tale: Innocence. The video shows off, of course, a fair bit of the gameplay, as well as the plague-ridden, violent world that the game takes place in. It seems like A Plague Tale is going to be a sort of stealth-puzzle game, with some fairly significant horror elements. I’m all about it.

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Plague Tale: Innocence Gameplay Trailer Shows a Sinister World
Plague Tale: Innocence Gameplay Trailer Shows a Sinister World

A Plague Tale: Innocence seems to me like a very interesting title. It looks like a mix between A Tale of Two Brothers and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. It’s dark, brooding, and disgusting, as the new gameplay trailer embedded below clearly shows. The game follows Amicia and Hugo, a sister and brother on the run from the Inquisition during an outbreak of the plague. The brother, Hugo, is suffering from some sort of mysterious illness, and Amicia will do anything to find a cure. All the while, thousands upon thousands of rats are hot on their heels.

The central gameplay hook of A Plague Tale seems to be stealth and solving puzzles; those puzzles being getting around the enemies and rat swarms. While you can’t go into direct combat, Amicia has a slingshot. She can use it to knock an enemy out, distract them, or break their lamps, leading to the rats devouring them. The play of light and dark is also an important element. The rats run away from light sources, and that seems to be the only way to get through them unscathed. Hugo is also invaluable, what with him being smaller and able to squeeze into tight spaces.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is coming out on May 14th, and it’s available for pre-order, if you want to jump onto the train early. It’ll be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Personally, I’m super curious about A Plague Tale; I’m generally super-down with moody games like this. I will wait for reviews and such before picking it up, though.

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