A Plague Tale: Requiem, the sequel to the surprise hit of 2019, not only has a release date, but also offers Nvidia DLSS and ray tracing effects.
Anyone who expected the 2022 autumn games to be rather lame after a few prominent postponements should celebrate this news. Publisher Focus and developer Asobo (yes, the studio behind Flight Simulator) will release A Plague Tale: Requiem, the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, in October 2022. And technically the whole thing will probably be exciting.
Release and DLSS secured
The gaming year 2022 will definitely be more interesting because A Plague Tale 2 will be released on October 18th, 2022, as the publisher announced in a live stream together with a new gameplay trailer. The unusual action game is also already available for pre-order, among other things digitally on Steam, with some pre-order stuff. In terms of story, Requiem is intended to tie directly to Innocence: Amicia and Hugo flee south to start a new life and overcome Hugo’s “curse”. But when Hugo’s powers reawaken, death and destruction and the dreaded rats return. Both have to flee again and place their hopes on an island from a prophecy that may hold the key to Hugo’s rescue.
Technically, a lot should be offered again. As is well known, the first part of 2019 already relied on Asobo’s own engine. For the second part, they now also rely on their own motion capture studio, so that the cinematic sequences look even more elegant. A Plague Tale: Requiembenefit. Nvidia confirmed that the second part of the series supports DLSS and ray tracing. So far, however, it is not known which ray tracing effects will find their way into the game.
The extended gameplay trailer that was shown yesterday is absolutely worth seeing. The duo of Amicia and Hugo navigate a massive quarry that is being overrun by soldiers intent on capturing them. In order to survive, both must move carefully through the terrain and operate in stealth mode. The fights are very brutal and intense and at the end of the trailer, so much can be said without spoilers, a strong moment of goosebumps should be guaranteed.