No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Their chief weapons are fear and surprise and…rats? In A Plague Tale: Innocence, the upcoming adventure game from Asobo Studio, you will be thrown into an original story featuring Amicia and her younger brother Hugo, orphans who are being hunted by the Inquisition.
Expected to release in 2019 on PC, XBox One, and PS4, A Plague Tale takes place in 1349 France, a land decimated by war, the Black Death, and an ever-growing wave of rats. Blending action, adventure, and stealth sequences, your adversaries will also become your weapons; light and shadows, the living wave of rats mindlessly devouring any creature in its path, and the Inquisition agents you must avoid, will create an intricate game of rock-paper-scissors to be manipulated by the player:
- Light is the only thing capable of keeping the rats at bay but also makes you visible to the Inquisition. Torches and campfires will keep you safe, but beware the rain.
- Rats are your primary weapon against the agents pursuing you, but will just as quickly devour you. Use your sling to break light sources, allowing the rats to overwhelm anyone caught in the darkness.
- Agents of the Inquisition are hunting you, but also have the means to destroy any rats blocking your path. You can hide in the shadows, but doing so is only a temporary reprieve before rats become a threat.
Information about A Plague Tale is still scarce, but one thing is certain – you will feel the need to purchase some mouse traps after viewing these gruesome screenshots.