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A Plague Tale: Innocence scurries its way onto Xbox and PC

Today, A Plague Tale: Innocence launched on Xbox One and PC. The game is an adventure that blends action, adventure, and stealth. The title follows protagonists Amicia and her little brother Hugo, both orphans and on the run from the terrifying inquisition. The young heroes will need to survive against an even greater danger, supernatural swarms of rats that appeared with the great plague, infecting cities and countryside alike.

A Plague Tale: Innocence supports a significantly higher resolution on Xbox One X, but it's not a native 4K presentation. Despite this, it looks crisp on the system, but the post-processing effects give it a slightly dream-like quality. Unlike Rage 2 which only renders at 1080p, A Plague Tale: Innocence looks stunning on a 4K display.

A Plague Tale: Innocence looks like a "AAA" game, but only costs $50. This may be due to the fact that it's a new franchise publisher Focus Home Interactive wants everyone to give it a go.

In our review, we said, "While there are some minor flaws with A Plague Tale: Innocence, the game as a whole is still absolutely fantastic, offering players a gripping narrative, a compelling mix of stealth and puzzle gameplay, and gorgeous audio-visuals. This is, without a doubt, one of the best games of 2019 so far."

Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories

Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.

PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($15 at Amazon)

This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.

ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub (opens in new tab) ($19 at Amazon)

This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.

Controller Gear stand (opens in new tab) ($13 at Amazon)

Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • Microsoft, get them to Xbox Game Studios!
  • How about "MS make new studios that are capable of making games like this"?
    Wouldn't it be better for XB1 gamers to keep getting 3rd party games + more 1st party games?
  • Would be a good acquisition alongside Ninja Theory for narrative games. Looks interesting, will give it a go once I've cleared some backlog. Maybe itll be on gamepass by then...
  • I really like the idea behind this game but I just don't see it being worth almost full retail, more like A Way Out which was a much more palatable price given the amount of content.