A Plague Tale: Requiem Brings The Rats To Game Pass Day One

Amicia And Hugo, Back In The Fight

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Innocence is the sort of B game we need more of in today’s industry. Its incredible atmosphere and interesting story kept my attention until the end, even if combat and controls sometimes let it down a bit. That’s why I’m excited to see the follow up, A Plague Tale: Requiem looks to be building on the strengths of the original while improving what wasn’t as strong in that title.

In the latest trailer, released during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, it’s hard to miss that combat and movement look a lot smoother than they did before. It doesn’t seem that the development team at Asobo studio have rebuilt the wheel or anything, but Amicia is becoming more used to the fight and even a bit bloodthirsty. It makes sense that she’d be better equipped to fight and that combat would need to be a smoother experience.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

The atmosphere looks to be as on point as ever too. The dark depths and the horrifying hordes of rats from the first game are still present, but this time they’re not the only side of medieval France we’ll be seeing. This trailer and descriptions from the development team make it seem like we’ll be spending more time in towns during the day and even on harbors. The location of the game has moved to southern France which should provide a very different feel and keep things fresh.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Now we just have to hope Hugo is a bit less annoying this time around. A Plague Tale: Requiem is still set to release in 2022 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch using a cloud version. It will be available day one on Game Pass. Sorry last generation console owners but it seems to be part of a new wave of games moving on from the last generation, though Xbox One owners with Game Pass should be able to check it out via streaming. The development team announced this morning that they’ll be revealing the specific release date on June 23rd so we’ll make sure to bring you those details when they’re available.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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