E3 trailers are often the highlight of a gamer’s calendar. Often they’ll be over the top, bombastic and chaotic affairs showing crazy stunts and insane gameplay. Sometimes they’ll be more intimate, emotional or challenging with their material. A Plague Tale: Innocence, a new medieval stealth adventure from Recore developer’s Asobo studio falls firmly into the second category. Despite the lack of gameplay, it gives an excellent portrayal of what this title will be about.
This dark adventure will see siblings Amica and Hugo traverse 12th century France, complete with the perils of the Black Death and the Inquisition as they attempt to reach safety. This was a brutal time in history and the game will reflect that brutality in its narrative. The story has been described as ‘moving’, exploring what has caused the religiously motivated Inquisition to target our characters while also tasking you with avoiding the infamous near infinite numbers of rats in Europe during this time period.
This will be a unique experience for most as there hasn’t been a lot of entertainment media which has told the story of the Black Death or the Inquisition, much less in the gaming industry. However, our heroes do have one weapon to fend away certain perils, a light in the darkness.
A Plague Tale: Innocence comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2019. For more E3 news, such as the release date for the biggest crossover in video game history, stick to thelootgaming.com.