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A Plague Tale Requiem is but a hop, skip, and a stone's throw away, with the action-adventure sequel now set to launch on October 18, 2022 for a myriad of platforms. And the best part is, with such a short amount of time left between now and its official release, the bulk of the details are as concrete as they'll ever be. So, if you're gearing up for Amicia and Hugo's rat-riddled journey and wouldn't mind knowing the ins and outs of it, then we've got you. To put it short, here are five things you should know about A Plague Tale Requiem.

 

5. Story

A Plague Tale: Requiem - Story Trailer

A Plague Tale Requiem is a direct sequel to A Plague Tale Innocence, featuring the iconic French siblings, Amicia and Hugo, as the two leading protagonists of a rat-riddled adventure based around fourteenth century Provence. Once again, players will assume the role of Amicia de Rune, a slingshot-wielding heroine with an iron heart, as she scours Southern France in search of a definitive cure for Hugo's life-changing curse.

Like before, Requiem will center the bulk of its energy around rats, and the plague that they help to conjure. With Hugo on the brink of collapse from controling them, Amicia must venture forth and find a remedy before the hourglass spills its final grain. With a few friends to aid her and a sturdy arsenal to boot, the huntress must brave the unknown and do all in her power to keep her little brother from meeting a grizzly conclusion.

 

4. Gameplay

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A Plague Tale Requiem is a third-person action-adventure game with a harsh focus on story-driven elements. As such, players can expect to experience all the same malarkey as before, only with a far more advanced arsenal of weapons and a much darker reality than its predecessor. Think Innocence, maybe, but with a whole lot of black sand powdered over it. That's what developer Asobo Studio is billing it as, anyway.

Besides the trusty sling that was used as a primary source of defense in the first game, Requiem will also introduce a crossbow, as well as a myriad of stealth-based combat tactics. Asobo Studio has also confirmed that, like the first game, players will have the opportunity to play as Hugo. Unfortunately, though, it isn't clear whether the sibling will get a small role in the story, or a much bigger and more impressionable one than in Innocence.

 

3. Rats, Rats, and Rats!

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One of the most impressive, albeit slightly worrying features that Asobo announced was the amount of rats that Requiem will employ. Unlike before, where the story only rendered 5,000 rats at a time, Requiem will, if you can believe, host up to a whopping 300,000. What this means is that, unlike the original, players will have to endure the swarms in much higher numbers, making it more of a nail-biting horror than a relatively gentle action flick.

“Rats are a key feature of A Plague Tale, and for this second game we wanted to push new-gen possibilities to the max to bring the rats-induced horror and trauma to a next level,” Nicolas Bécavin, Lead Engine Programmer at Asobo Studio said in a recent blog post. “The number of rats on-screen has been multiplied by 60, growing from 5,000 to 300,000! It’s a good number to convey the vision of the apocalypse which keeps increasingly oppressing our heroes.”

 

2. Specs

Of course, whilst console gamers needn't worry about the requirements for playing A Plague Tale Requiem, PC users will have to onboard a few in order to get the best out of the forthcoming expedition. The good news is, Asobo Studio took the liberty of announcing the specs for the game over on its official social handle. Bottom line is, you'll need these specs to play A Plague Tale Requiem.

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Window 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690k (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 4 GB/Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB
  • Additional Notes: 30fps, 1920x1080p, Low Settings
  • DirectX 12 Level 12 and Shader Mode 6.0

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Window 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700k (3.7 GHz)/AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB/Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB
  • Additional Notes: 60fps, 1920x1080p, Ultra settings
  • DirectX 12 Level 12 and Shader Mode 6.0 are needed
  • SSD Storage (Recommended)

 

1. Release Date, Platforms & Editions

At the time of writing, A Plague Tale Requiem has a release date of October 18, 2022. The sequel is currently set to release on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. At present, there has been no confirmation as to whether or not the game will come to ex-gen consoles in the future. Requiem will, however, launch as a day-one exclusive on Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate, meaning subscribers can delve right in on October 18.

A Plague Tale Requiem is available to purchase in two editions: Standard, and Collector's Edition. The former will cost a total of $60 on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC, and will include the base game and nothing more. The latter, being the rather pricey Collector's Edition, will set you back $190. Included in this bundle is an exclusive box cover (Xbox Series X/PlayStation 5), a resin statue of Amicia and Hugo, three lithographs, a two-track 45RPM vinyl, and Hugo's feather brooch. You can pick up either of these editions from any major retail outlet.

Interested to know more? You can follow Asobo Studio's official social handle here for all the latest updates. In the meantime, we'll be sure to let you know of any news should it come our way.

 

So, what's your take? Are you excited to pick up A Plague Tale Requiem this October? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at gaming.net. If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.