A Plague Tale: Innocence is the new own-IP title from Asobo Studio, with a newly-announced release date of May 14, 2019. The Asobo devs are game development veterans who have honed their craft on some of the industry’s biggest projects, and now forge new ground with their own original story of Amicia, Hugo, and the Black Death. Focus Home Interactive will highlight the work of this incredible French team in a new behind-the-scenes webseries, the first episode of which, Roots of Innocence, is available now.
Th first episode focuses on Amicia and Hugo, the two main characters of A Plague Tale: Innocence, and their relationship. These children encounter 14th century France in a similar way to the player, an unknown and dangerous place that they barely understand but must survive. As the realities of the world of adults press down on them, their familial love will be tested as they work together to overcome challenges from the rat plague and pursuing Inquisition alike.
This episode also introduces you to Charlotte McBurney and Logan Hannan, the young actors who provide voices for Amicia and Hugo. Both are immensely talented and have their own approach to and opinions of these realistic, troubled characters. As your constant companions through the adventure, their work is as vital as anyone’s to creating a moving, emotional experience that will stick with you long past the first playthrough.
A Plague Tale: Innocence releases May 14, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
About A Plague Tale: Innocence
Developed on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC by Asobo Studio, A Plague Tale: Innocence will offer an adventure supported by an original scenario, with gameplay that blends action, adventure, and stealth phases. Follow our protagonists, Amicia and her little brother Hugo, both orphans and on the run from the terrifying Inquisition. Our young heroes will also need to survive against an even greater danger: supernatural swarms of rats that appeared with the great plague infecting across cities and countryside.
- An original story featuring two young orphans on the run from the Inquisition
- A gameplay that blends action, adventure and stealth phases.
- Survive against a great danger: supernatural swarms of rats that appeared with the great plague
About Asobo Studio
Asobo Studio is a French video game development company based in Bordeaux, France, founded in 2002 and 100% independent. The studio has developed 20 video games so far for both consoles and PC (Pixar’s Ratatouille, critically acclaimed Guinness World Record winner FUEL, Monopoly Plus…) and recently brought support to AAA development (Quantum Break, ReCore, The Crew2…). Asobo Studio includes some of the most prestigious worldwide publishers among its partners such as Disney•Pixar, Codemasters, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Focus Home Interactive… The team also created 3 out of the 7 launch titles for Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: our holographic games and application (Fragments, Young Conker & HoloTour) are now available on the Windows store for all HoloLens owners. The studio currently employs about 160 full-time developers. In continuation of the creative partnership with Microsoft, Asobo Studio is also working on original video game IPs, from which A Plague Tale: Innocence, as well as other unannounced projects.
More information on the website: www.asobostudio.com
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Call of Cthulhu, Farming Simulator, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Necromunda: Underhive Wars, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Spintires: MudRunner, Fear the Wolves, GreedFall and many more.
More information on the website: www.focus-home.com