2019 Plague Tale: Innocence is getting an enhanced encore for the current generation of consoles next month. The game will also appear on Switch via Nintendo’s cloud streaming service. If you missed Asobo Studios’ acclaimed narrative adventure, this sounds like the perfect time to dive in as the sequel is underway.
On July 6th, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S owners will be able to enjoy a new version of Plague Tale: Innocence with 4K UHD visuals, 60 frames per second performance, and 3D audio support. It’s unclear if this will be a digital-only release or will be in stores. Nothing is said about the price. See the action improvements in the announcement trailer below.
Plague Tale: Innocence was positively accepted at the time of release, primarily because of its dark and heartfelt story (read our review). It starred two noble-born brothers, Amicia and Hugo de Rune, in search of a cure for the latter mysterious illness. After a family tragedy, their journey takes them to France in the 14th century. France is currently being attacked by a supernatural herd of greedy rats that spread plague. If it’s not bad enough, the children are also hunted by the French Inquisition.
This game is best described as a stealth adventure game and there are several combat scenarios, but the player mainly avoids or distracts soldiers. Rats, on the other hand, are light-sensitive, and many puzzles use flashlights and other light sources to repel rat floods. That’s because these cursed creatures can devour them in an instant.
I’m a big fan of the original, so I’m happy to see that the already sharp presentations are even brighter and available to a larger audience. A Plague Tale: If you’re looking at Innocence, does this upgrade tempt you to give it a try? Let us know in the comments!