A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news … Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French


Game news A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news … Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

The sequel to A Plague Tale, still signed Asobo Studio, will not be long in coming. If you are in a hurry to find Amicia and Hugo, we suggest you wait while finding all the information you need to know before the release of the title.

Summary

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem, what is it?
  • What is the story of this new opus?
  • What’s new in gameplay in A Plague Tale: Requiem?
  • Will the game be better?
  • What is the lifespan of A Plague Tale: Requiem?
  • What are our first impressions of the game?
  • Who is in charge of developing A Plague Tale: Requiem?
  • When is A Plague Tale: Requiem released?
  • How can I learn more about the development of the title?

A Plague Tale: Requiem, what is it?

As indicated by his name, A Plague Tale: Requiem is the direct sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence. Released in May 2019, Asobo Studio’s adventure game has often been renamed the French Last of Us. It must be said that the two titles share similar gameplay and a strong taste for storytelling. Add to that the presence of two characters, an older one having to help the younger one, and you understand the comparison. However, the context of A Plague Tale is quite different. Forget about zombies and post-apocalyptic cities because the adventures of Amicia and Hugo take place in France at the time of the Middle Ages, and more precisely of the Hundred Years War of the Black Death pandemic.

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

What is the story of this new opus?

A Plague Tale: Requiem takes place six months after the end of the first opus and that was enough to age our heroes. After defeating Vitalis Bénévent, known as the Grand Inquisitor, Amicia, Hugo and Lucas left Guyenne to approach Provence. Seeking to flee their past and offer themselves a new start, they nevertheless cannot push back the Macula which continues to gnaw at the young Hugo. No choice, we will have to find a definitive remedy or the consequences could prove catastrophic. But the plague still rages, as does the war. Difficult in these conditions to settle serenely in a new city and our friends find themselves fleeing again. Luckily, the mysterious island they’re setting sail for might just turn out to be the key to relieving Hugo.

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

What’s new in gameplay in A Plague Tale: Requiem?

As for the previous opus, discretion will be at the heart of the gameplay. However, the Amicia presented to us has a more warlike and fierce aspect. Thus, weapons and attack will have greater importance in A Plague Tale: Requiem. The goal is “to open options for the player in all game situations” the developers tell us. A selection wheel allowing you to mix any type of ammunition with any weapon has for example been added. With its larger and more varied arenas, the level design is also more complex, allowing players to choose from several solutions when faced with an obstacle. The game should also offer more action in particular thanks to the crossbow, QTEs allowing to retaliate with stabs or to save its cover in extremis and more ferocious enemies. Add to that the return of the alchemy, slingshot and rat mechanics already seen in the first installment and you have noticeably similar but more mature and varied gameplay for A Plague Tale: Requiem.

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

Will the game be better?

Not surprisingly, A Plague Tale: Requiem should be way more impressive than its predecessor. The number of rats displayed, already quite substantial, will be multiplied by 60. They will thus be 300,000 swarming on your screens in a threatening way. The world will be more realistic and organic with in particular more polygons displayed, textures to die for and games of light that we are promised to be striking. Note that the PS5 version of the game will offer a few extras, such as a sublimated sound experience thanks to 3D audio and the DualSense speaker, but also more immersive gameplay thanks to adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

What is the lifespan of A Plague Tale: Requiem?

In PLAY Magazine, the lead level design Kevin Pinson has unveiled the lifespan of the title. We therefore know that it will take between 3 and 6 p.m. to complete A Plague Tale: Requiem. For comparison, it took between 10 and 15 hours to finish A Plague Tale: Innocence. The game will therefore be a little longer. But Kevin Pinson wanted to be clear on one point: there will be no unnecessary filling. The developers did not want to artificially extend the lifespan in order to keep the adventure paced from start to finish.

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

What are our first impressions of the game?

We were able to see A Plague Tale: Requiem twice, crossing part of the third, sixth and seventh chapter of the game. And whether for the first or second preview, we were won over. A Plague Tale: Requiem does not reinvent the formula, placing itself in the direct line of A Plague Tale: Innocence. But the gameplay, the complementarity of Amicia and Hugo, the graphics, the atmosphere are polished to perfection and will certainly allow Asobo to confirm the test with this second opus. At least that’s what seems to be shaping up. As a reminder, A Plague Tale: Innocence had collected a nice 16 on JV.

When we tested A Plague Tale: Innocence, we explained that only a few drops of excellence were missing from the potion concocted by Asobo to set the whole earth on fire. These few drops, it could be that the Bordeaux studio found them in their pots which are used to concoct the gameplay.

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A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

Who is in charge of developing A Plague Tale: Requiem?

We mentioned it aboveit is still Asobo Studio which takes care of the development of the adventures of Amicia and Hugo. Based in Bordeaux, the French studio has since grown, welcoming no less than 250 employees, its own graphics engine and a branch dedicated to motion-capture. Other than that, we still find David Dedeine and Kevin Choteau directing, while Olivier Derivière and Sébastien Renard retain their roles as composer and narrative director respectively. As for publishing, Focus Entertainment is still at the helm.

In short, the means are more important but the heart of the team remains the same. What offer us a more ambitious A Plague Tale: Requiem but retaining the pleasant DNA of its predecessor.


When is A Plague Tale: Requiem released?

It was during E3 2021 that we learned of the existence of A Plague Tale: Requiem, but no release date had been mentioned. Discreet on this subject, the game finally revealed it during the livestream of Focus Entertainment (publisher of the game) last June. And it’s fast approaching since the game is scheduled for October 18. He will go out on PC, PS5, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch (via the cloud). Note that the game will render available Day One in Xbox Game Pass. Normally, no postponement possible. The game actually went gold a little over a month ago.

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

If the universe of A Plague Tale particularly interests you, know that there is not only the game on which you will soon be able to set your sights. Shortly after the release of A Plague Tale: Requiem will also be available a book dedicated to the Asobo license: The Heart of A Plague Tale. Written by Benoit ExServ Reinier and published by Third Editions, this 192-page book is a mix between an artbook and an illustrated making-of. Its author was indeed able to observe the development of A Plague Tale: Requiem and comment on it in writing and in images, while returning in detail to that of A Plague Tale: Innocence. See you on October 20 to dive into the history of this license that changed the face of Asobo Studio.

A Plague Tale Requiem: history, news ... Everything you need to know before the release of The Last of Us medieval French

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