A Plague Tale: Requiem is just a week away from launch and to give players a taste of the combat in the game, developer Asobo Studio released some new gameplay showcasing the crossbow, one of the primary weapons that protagonist Amicia can use.
A Plague Tale: Requiem serves as a direct sequel to 2019’s critically acclaimed A Plague Tale: Innocence and follows Amicia De Rune as she attempts to navigate the black plague in 1349 with her younger brother, Hugo, who may possess supernatural abilities directly linked to the plague. The sequel promises to expand upon the original, not just in scope but detail, visuals and gameplay.
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This latest gameplay video from Asobo Studio shows Amicia using the crossbow. It will have a few key applications too. Apart from being a handy stealth-based weapon that can take down foes swiftly and silently, it also doubles as a means to pull down environmental objects via rope arrows. This will likely come into play when tackling certain stealth sections as well as solving puzzles.
The game’s official Steam page description reads:
“Far across the sea, an island calls… Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world twisted by supernatural forces. After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south, to new regions and vibrant cities. There, they attempt to start a new life and control Hugo’s curse. But, when Hugo’s powers reawaken, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats. Forced to flee once more, the siblings place their hopes in a prophesized island that may hold the key to saving Hugo. Discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell, overcoming foes and challenges with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers.”
A Plague Tale: Requiem launches on 18 October 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out the latest crossbow gameplay below.
Source: Focus Entertainment