Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive have today revealed a long glimpse at the gameplay for the upcoming A Plague Tale: Innocence, which very much wants to undo the good work of the likes of Moss and Ghost of a Tale by making you hate vermin all over again.
The sixteen minutes of gameplay, which was released to tie in with Gamescom, opens with a Hellblade-esque paddle across a body of water before the player takes control of the sister of the group. The trailer showcases the cinematic ambitions of the game, which depicts Amicia and her brothers coming across the aftermath of a battle during the Hundred Years’ War. A horse then implodes, sending rats scuttling out looking for a nibble. Lovely.
A Plague Tale: Innocence will feature a heavy emphasis on solving puzzles to evade rats (they weren’t any flamethrowers or nukes back then, sadly) and have you using fire and a slingshot of sorts whenever you can to ward off the threat.
The footage shown is a work in progress so it’s a little rough around the edges, though it’s clear what Asobo are going for. It also may not be indicative of where the game is at now: it’s the same demo that was shown to journalists at E3.
A Plague Tale: Innocence will launch in 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For all of the big new games coming in 2019, we have you covered.