A Plague Tale Requiem, the direct sequel to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning A Plague Tale Innocence, is out now (order now) on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC and in Cloud Version on Nintendo Switch. You can watch the launch trailer below.
From Focus Entertainment, A Plague Tale Requiem is ready to embark players on a breathtaking adventure, reuniting fans of the series with Amicia and Hugo De Rune and welcoming new players into the brutal medieval world of the game.
The launch trailer gives you a glimpse of the emotional and visually-stunning journey that starts today and discover new screenshots and a new official artwork to celebrate the launch. Far across the sea, an island calls…
The heartrending story of Amicia and Hugo De Rune continues. Embark on their next journey and venture south of 14th century France before setting sail to a mysterious island out in the Mediterranean Sea.
Brave a terrible fate, looking for the cure to heal Hugo’s illness, and discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival within a dark, plague-ridden medieval world twisted by otherworldly forces.
A Plague Tale Requiem stays true to the series’ defining sense of history and strong narrative direction and expands gameplay possibilities, granting extra freedom to players within a more open environment.
Choose to strike from the shadow or to unleash hell, turning to Amicia’s new resources – including the use of alchemy to manipulate fire and the long-distance power of a crossbow, but also her cunning use of terrain and ability to wrestle out of an enemy’s grasp.
Designed for long-time fans and newcomers alike, this next-gen exclusive production brings a whole new level of realism and immersion, delivering a sublime visual experience through the bright new Mediterranean setting and the characteristic contrast between light and dark of the series.
The digital soundtrack for A Plague Tale: Requiem is now also available (order now). The game features a score by composer Olivier Deriviere, who is returning from A Plague Tale Innocence.
“Music can be part of the gameplay as much as the AI, the physics, the lighting can. We have passed the time when music was mostly illustrative and the new generation of games will showcase new approaches on how to use music as a key feature for the player’s experience,” says Deriviere.
This is the methodology that Olivier uses. Especially for an action packed, adventure game such as A Plague Tale Requiem, where the game is designed to take you not only on a quest, but also through the inner journey of a character.
Overcoming the violence of their time and facing the morality of actions, the immersive aspect of music becomes even more important.
Using sophisticated composition and innovative approaches to connecting music with gameplay, Olivier uses his classically-trained skills to blend and manipulate traditional musical elements with unorthodox sound techniques.
This results in an authentic score for A Plague Tale Reqiuem‘s that fully immerses the player in the gameplay and story.
With a disruptive approach to music and continued focus on building the player’s journey, Olivier has collaborated with Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Eric-Maria Couturier to create a hypnotic soundtrack. The choir is one of the best-known Estonian ensembles in the world and Eric-Maria Couturier is a distinguished member of the Ensemble intercontemporain.
Not only this, but the soundtrack has also been recorded by Grammy-winning recording engineer John Kurlander, who has previously worked on soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Beatles, and has been mastered by multi-Grammy nominated Shawn Hatfield.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.