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Plague Tale: Innocence features mind-blowing visuals and millions of rats

A Plague Tale: Innocence is an upcoming adventure game developed by Asobo Studio for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The title has been under the radar of many gamers since it was revealed, but that's going to change very soon. The issue was that we weren't sure what gameplay entailed or how the title looked. Luckily, Asobo Studio showcased fifteen minutes of gameplay at Gamescom 2018. The title is visually striking to say the least.

In the video, you follow Amicia and her brother Hugo through a small portion of one of the game's chapters. The level is the site of a brutal clash between the armies of France and England, currently locked in what will be known as the Hundred Years' War. According to the developer, the story of A Plague Tale begins in 1349. Rats swarm in uninterrupted waves throughout the territory of France. The creatures devour everything in their path to satisfy the endless hunger of their ever-increasing numbers. The goal is to simply escape with your life.

Usually this level of polish is expected of "AAA" studios, but Asobo Studio has done an incredible job. While there are still some issues when it comes to characters clipping through objects, they should be ironed out by the time it launches.

A Plague Tale arrives in 2019. The team didn't provide any details about the game's Xbox One X enhancements.

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5 Comments
  • I love how developers manage to make a technique to implement so many ''enemies'' on screen. game looks amazing. I hope we get more games like that. just look at World War Z and Serious Sam 4 with 100k enemies on screen with 16 player coop. love it!
  • This looks incredible.....just WOW
  • Never seen anything like this in terms of technology. Amazing! The idea is pretty original too. What a time to be alive.
  • Wow! Amazing graphics, sound, atmosphere and teamwork! I hope the game doesn't include zombies or monsters but rather a realistic approach to survival and puzzles with nature and the weakness of humanity being the characters greatest enemies.
  • Looks amazing! Bigger studios really have no excuse anymore for giving us subpar visuals. The bar has been set by a much smaller studio.