Original article from 13.10.2022: A Plague Tale: Requiem, the direct sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, is just around the corner. Next Tuesday, October 18th, the title will be released for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (via cloud). Reason enough for the Asobo Studio development team to officially issue a spoiler warning. “We ask you not to spoil the game, so everyone can enjoy the full story of Requiem,” it said on Twitter.
A Plague Tale: Requiem is not meant to experience The Last of Us disaster
Asobo definitely doesn’t want to nip discussions in the bud, writes the studio. Of course, it should be allowed to chat happily about “the Plague Tale universe”. However, everyone should be respected so that everyone can “enjoy the game to the fullest”.
A Plague Tale: Requiemis a game with a clear focus on the story, and as such, spoilers can actually negatively impact the experience. The title is often referred to as The Last of Us around the Middle Ages. That’s a compliment, of course, but the developers certainly don’t want to experience drama similar to the story spoilers leading up to The Last of Us Part 2’s release.
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In addition, those responsible expect that physical copies could arrive at some players before the official launch. Especially in this case, the lucky ones are asked not to share any details about the story on the web. In any case, Asobo recommends waiting for the day-one patch before starting A Plague Tale: Requiem. For those who really don’t want to run the risk of being spoiled, the team recommends blocking or filtering terms such as “A Plague Tale”, “Plague Tale”, “Amicia” and “Hugo”.
Update from 10/14/2022: Like other media to report, massive story spoilers for A Plague Tale: Requiem have already surfaced on social media that could spoil the fun for players. The developers also warn once again against no spoilers to post. Otherwise you get a visit from many rats, which are known to be very important for the game.