A Plague Tale Requiem: Release date, trailer & story

Lauren Bergin
A Plague Tale Requiem

Set deep in the bowels of the medieval period, A Plague Tale Requiem is the highly anticipated sequel to Innocence. Here’s everything you need to know about the historical horror survival title. 

Asobo Studios’ medieval horror fantasy, A Plague Tale, has become one of the gaming universe’s most talked-about titles. Set in the 1300s at the height of the Hundred Years’ War, Frenchwoman, noble Amicia de Rune, and her brother, Hugo, are forced to reckon with the oncoming Black Plague.

Their perilous journey has touched the hearts of many and has prompted the Bordeaux-based studio to release a follow-up title. Revealed during Xbox’s E3 2021 show, A Plague Tale Requiem is officially on the cards. Here’s everything you need to know about the rat-infested sequel, including the release date, trailers, and much more.


A Plague Tale Innocence gameplay
A Plague Tale: Innocence forces players to traverse a blighted medieval France.

A Plague Tale Requiem: Release Date

A Plague Tale Requiem will launch on October 18, 2022.

The game will be on Xbox Game Pass on day one, too.

A Plague Tale Requiem trailers

E3 2021 Reveal Trailer

The first glimpse we got into the darkness of Asobo’s plague-ridden France was the reveal trailer that dropped during E3’s Xbox showcase.

In the midst of the Inquisition, it looks as though Amicia and Hugo will have to stare death in the face once more. With snippets of different figures, vistas, and combat scenes, the entire trailer centers around a tidal wave of rats hurtling towards you.

For those with a phobia of rats, we suggest you skip this part:

Xbox & Bethesda Showcase trailer

The trailer that dropped during the Xbox & Bethesda showcase revealed a lot more detail:

Gameplay Overview trailer

The Gameplay Overview trailer, released on August 18, reveals a lot more information regarding what you can expect from Plague Tale: Requiem. The developers have also confirmed that the game will release on October 18, 2022.

You can check out the gameplay trailer here:

What is it about?

When it comes to the sequel’s plot, there’s not much to go off of. The official Steam description does note, however, that the story follows on directly from the first game. So, if you haven’t taken a trip back in time yet, we suggest you do so before the game releases.

Writing that players will “embark with Amicia and her brother Hugo on an intense new quest for hope, as a terrifying curse hunts them down,” you’ll have to be ready to “sacrifice your innocence to save the one you love, facing the savagery of a collapsing world as it’s overwhelmed in a sea of teeth and claws.”

The idea of ‘Innocence’ featured subliminally within the storyline original title, therefore the theme of ‘Requiem’ (a traditional Catholic mass for the dead) implies that death will likely follow the siblings wherever they go.

A Plague Tale Requiem Gameplay

These furry little critters become your biggest nemesis throughout A Plague Tale.

E3’s official trailer was purely cinematic, and therefore we don’t currently have any footage of actual gameplay.

However, we assume that it’ll follow the same style as the previous title. With a focus on puzzles, distraction, and teamwork, Amicia and Hugo’s story will likely be viewed from the third person.

What platforms can you play A Plague Tale Requiem on?

Requiem is set to release on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Playstation 5. For PC users, the game will be downloadable via Steam.

The game will also be released on Nintendo Switch, but only as a cloud-based title.

Collector’s Edition

The game’s Collector’s Edition will add a resin statue of Amicia and Hugo. Check it out below:

It’ll set you back $189.99/£169.99.

Ready to jump into the darkness yet again? We are too! As more information releases about A Plague Tale Requiem, we’ll ensure that this page remains up to date.

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