Focus Enterainment and Asobo Studio have announced that A Plague Tale: Requiem will launch this October. The news accompanies a new, extended gameplay trailer that shows off over ten minutes from the ambitious sequel.
A Plague Tale: Requiem will be released on October 18. Taking place six months after the original game, the sequel follows Amicia and Hugo as they travel south in hope of discovering a mysterious island that could hold the key to saving Hugo from his illness. Much like A Plague Tale: Innocence, Requiem is a stealth adventure game with puzzles, but this time around combat plays a more prominent role in the experience.
Pre-orders are available now for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC versions, and a Collector’s Edition complete with Hugo and Amecia statue, soundtrack on vinyl, lithograph pictures, feather brooch, and exclusive box art is also available.
We recently played a a few hours of the game, so be sure to read our Plague Tale: Requiem hands-on preview to see what we thought of the sequels improvements and new ideas. From what we can see in the new trailer, the addition of combat and more open environments does make it seem as if Asobo Studio is closing in on the kind of action-stealth gameplay seen in The Last of Us.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.