Watch out for the rat tidal wave in this A Plague Tale: Requiem announcement

Plague Tale Requiem Official Screenshot
Plague Tale Requiem Official Screenshot (Image credit: Xbox)

Updated 5:45 p.m. ET: A previous version of this post said the game would be an Xbox console exclusive, but the game will also be available on PS5 and Nintendo Switch via the Cloud. We've updated the post accordingly.

What you need to know

  • A sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence was announced at E3 2021.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem is targeting a 2022 release date.
  • The game will be on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Nintendo Switch (via Cloud), and PC, and will be hitting Xbox Game Pass on day one.

The story is not over. A Plague Tale: Requiem, the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innoncence, will be an Xbox console exclusive and is targeting a 2022 release date.

The game will once again follow Amicia and her brother Hugo as they embark on a new quest. Like other E3 announcements, the title leaked early in a Resetera thread, although its been heavily rumored since around 2019 that a sequel was in the works. Not much else is known about the game's plot, but it looks like it'll be a direct sequel to the first game in a new location. Amicia and Hugo are also more battle-ready this time around, with Hugo seemingly more in control of his powers.

Requiem will be available for Xbox Series X|S and will be optimized for the Xbox Series X|S. It'll be available on consoles and Windows 10 PCs and on Xbox Game Pass day one. It'll also be available on PS5 and on Nintendo Switch via the Cloud.

A Plague Tale: Innocence follows the two siblings, with Amicia attempting to take care of her ill younger brother after Inquisition troops begin to seek after Hugo. All of this takes place during a brutal plague — known in the game as the black plague but not exactly historically accurate — that seems to impact rats, and can therefore impact humans and other animals once bitten. The game is a stealth adventure game with some horror and supernatural elements, especially when it comes to the depiction of the plague itself. Be warned there is a lot of gore.

In the meantime, while you wait for A Plague Tale: Requiem you should check out A Plague Tale: Innoncence, which is already on Xbox Game Pass.

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