Far from Innocence — Amicia and Hugo’s next chapter in A Plague Tale: Requiem, out October 18

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Far from Innocence — Amicia and Hugo’s next chapter in A Plague Tale: Requiem, out October 18

Discover what struggles and adversity await Amicia and Hugo in the highly anticipated sequel.

Hi everyone, I’m Sébastien Renard, Lead Writer on A Plague Tale: Requiem. Three years after the series’ first title: A Plague Tale: Innocence, we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at the evolution of our main characters. In the upcoming sequel, Requiem, Amicia and Hugo de Rune are at a turning point in their lives.

Far from Innocence — Amicia and Hugo’s next chapter in A Plague Tale: Requiem, out October 18

How have Amicia and Hugo changed since Innocence?

The brother-sister relationship was central to Innocence. Amicia and Hugo didn’t know each other well at the beginning of the game, and along with their survival, their complicated but thriving affection for each other was at stake. They both try to find their place, with Amicia growing more and more protective of her brother.

The game ends with this existing relationship for the next chapter to build on. The idea for the sequel was to keep these themes alive while introducing new ones, each with their own set of conflicts and emotions.

Requiem introduces a more mature Amicia. She has come to terms with her introverted self, and she has become more playful and keen to bond with her brother. Our heroes now call for a more profound treatment, and this will bring forth situations of a new type. Their inner frailties will be their next challenge.

Threatened by their own selves

Hugo’s powers are developing — he will struggle to keep them under control and sometimes they’ll overthrow him. Although they will be key for him to escape dangerous situations, the young boy will need to resist the risk of giving in to his powers.

On Amicia’s side, her fighting skills honed in Innocence will backfire on her. She won’t have any option but to take on this role that only she can assume — but she will have to face the traumatic emotions that come with it.

Our characters are not superhuman, and our two protagonists will pay the price that becoming a hero entails. Thankfully, they will get help along the way. Unlike the band of companions-in-misfortune that Amicia and Hugo formed in the first game, Requiem will introduce new characters, adults with more confidence and experience, who will guide the two siblings through their personal struggles.

Illusory paradise and dangerous encounters

Our heroes will face their inner conflicts together with external ones. To begin with, they will discover a new part of France, Provence, which will offer new sights and sensations, leading them to believe in a kind of paradise. Unfortunately, the harsh medieval reality inevitably catches up, and their hopes vanish before they can get too comfortable.

The roads of Provence are unpredictable, and danger is everywhere: mercenary bands, ambushes, and the ever merciless nature of their times — that simple villagers make no exception to. Let’s not forget the rats and the Bite, another trauma they will have to keep facing as the world crumbles around them. The plague tragically keeps following them.

Moving on from Innocence: showing initiative

It’s clear that their greatest hardships are linked with Hugo’s powers, and they will finally realize what that means.

In the same process, they start taking the lead in the action. In Innocence, Amicia and Hugo had a passive role in how the events play out: with the Inquisition after them, they only get to react to assaults.

When Requiem begins, no one is after the de Runes. This allows them to go and face adversity head on. Whispers of an island linked to Hugo’s fate will have them move on to more, unexpected territories. Amicia and Hugo will be led to act to the limits of morality, and their friends from yesterday could be their enemies of tomorrow…

A Plague Tale: Requiem releases on October 18, 2022  on PlayStation 5. We can’t wait for you to finally reunite with Amicia and Hugo!

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  • Looks wonderful but needs a fair bit of audio work.

  • What’s up with the accents of Amicia and Hugo

    Innoncence: French accents
    Requiem: British accents

    Extremely jarring and the developers fail to address this on social media

    Timeline between games, ages of the de Rune siblings

    Shoddy marketing from Focus as per usual

    • Yeah I noticed the same thing – especially the accents of the soldiers. It just sounds weird, when a supposedly French soldier with a strong English accent comes out with a line like “They pi**ed him [the Captain] off worse than a thousand Englishmen”.

  • I have no words, so take this emoji : 😘

  • so ps plus drop today uk & so far liking extra at min good games & maim thing value for money congratulations playstation but still room for improvement keep adding games & even sony studio games after a year & where the mgs2 mgs3 mgs4 & silent hill & last of us 2 just a few missing & ps5 need update history great feature to add because you can check ps4 games for updates history but not ps5 games & a big one like gamepass when games leaving the subscription it tells you this dedo need to be added on ps plus which games are bout to leave every month but so far sony did good job on ps plus give you massive back catalogue of games while wait on sony triple a quality

    • this is a post for plague tale.

      not as if staff from sony read any of the blog post comments beyond low level whack a mole moderators.

      posting stuff not about the content of the blog post is nonsensical.

      See you specifically doing this with regularity.

      Post about Requiem or don’t post anything.

  • give sony there flowers hope they are doing ntsc for old back catalogue of games & hope ragnarok state of play is nxt week we had to much false people guessing when game is out & cory like to troll & tease fans sony you no god of war is huge for playstation Jim & herman make this happen

  • Sony this is a defo should happen if download a ps4 game on extra or premium subscription & own a ps5 should get a free ps5 update

  • looks good

  • The voices (accents) seem a bit off, almost like they’re changing accents but looking forward to this nonetheless. Just finished the first one a couple weeks ago.

  • I cant wait on psplus extra, greatness be with you Sony!

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