The year 2022 has got off to a shaky start in terms of video game releases, after a bad year in 2021 marked by postponements of several games and scandalous cases that have sprayed several development studies. After a few major releases, it may be that this year’s good surprise is on its way.
2019 Game Awards
Let’s quote the latest Mario Strikers, Kirby and the Forgotten World, Pokemon Legends: Arceus on the Nintendo Switch, Dying lite 2, Elden Ring Where Horizon: Forbidden West on PS5. Clearly, many games that have been postponed for 1 year, even several years, are expected this year: God of War: Ragnarok, Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy, Pokémon Scarlet / Purple, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But alongside its video game behemoths are there one that could well surpriseand establish themselves as the darling in 2022. And, cocorico, that’s it a French game. it is A Plague Tale: Requiem.
Second opus and sequel to the adventures of Amicia and her brother Hugo, the title of the Bordeaux studio Asobo Studio and published by Focus Entertainment revealed itself again during the Xbox Bethesda 2022 conference that took place last night.
As a reminder, A Pest Speech: Innocence, released in 2019, had completely surprised his world. It featured Amicia de Rune and her brother Hugo, who, after seeing their parents eliminated by the terrible Inquisition, they had to follow a journey to cure the strange disease that the young boy suffers from. All this on a medieval background ravaged by the Black Death, symbolized by waves of destructive rats.
Born in a small, little known French studio (let’s mention Microsoft Flight Simulator nevertheless released a year later), the title had imposed itself by its singularity. A very dark atmosphere, an interesting narrative, an artistic direction and a high-flying realization, all that for a title, let’s remember: independent. Consequence: award for best storytelling at The Game Awards 2019best technical performance at the BAFTA Games Awards 2019 and best game at the Pegasus 2020. Just that.
3 years later, even more expectations
It is therefore logical that the expectations in relation to A Plague Tale: Requiem being fed. A video has been released during the last Xbox Bethesda conference, showing the gameplay of the game. The opportunity to see even more refined decorations, more sophisticated lighting effects or more varied environments. The title looks more nervous, as evidenced by the character Alicia, with crossbow in hand, who seems more likely to fight.
In addition to the realization, special attention has been paid to the gameplay. Thus, the predominant infiltration of the first opus will now be divided by action sequences. It will be possible to get out of a situation in many ways, by discretion and frontal action. These are too several techniques to kill the enemies that will be suggested, as seen in the video.
The Asobo teams have highlighted the fact that this rebalancing between the action and exploration phases makes it possible to create coherence in the title. Thus, the sequences will respond better for a better experience.
It bodes well for what could well be this year’s good surprise.. If the small defects knowA Pest Speech: Innocence is actually corrected, this second act may overshadow some so-called safe bets. Especially since with the good sales of its oldest (more than a million copies a year ago), the title benefits from a much larger budget, which will enable it to attract an even larger audience.
And Plage Tale Requiem will be released in 2022 on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PC and Nintendo Switch via the cloud. Moreover, Thursday, June 23 at 18. French time, a live YouTube will be launched to find out the exact release date forAnd Plage Tale Requiem. But that’s not all, as a long version of the gameplay trailer will also be available.