A Plague Tale: Innocence now has an actual release date, or perhaps an unleashing date is more accurate, anyway, Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive announced that A Plague Tale: Innocence will be releasing on May 14.
For those not aware, this new game is set during 14th century France, a time when Europe was ravaged by the Black Death. The story follows the tale of Amicia and Hugo, a pair of siblings just trying to make it out to the other side of this chaos with their lives. And to make this story even more gripping and poignant, the two are just children. The developers worked with a pair of excellent child actors, Charlotte McBurney and Logan Hannan to accomplish a much more genuine voice acting feel. And even from the snippets we see in this new video, it looks like the right choice was made.
As Amicia and Hugo journey across the deadly countryside of France, it’s not just the ever-present threat of a deadly infection that they must contend with. This period in history was violent and chaotic, a trend reflected in A Plague Tale: Innocence. There’s swarms of rats that will consume the player and anyone else alive or dead. There’s violent brigands who would do terrible things to those they capture, and the pair will even have to evade the Inquisition. All in all, things look really bleak for Hugo and Amicia.
Focus Home Interactive have also released a new web series based on the game world that Asobo Studio is building, and you can find the first episode of that down below. A Plague Tale: Innocence will be coming out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 14, 2019. No Switch release though, so you won’t be able to take this particularly virulent bit of fun on the go.