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Published January 24, 2019

Guys, if you don’t know who French publisher Focus Home Interactive are, then it’s time to bring them to your attention. FHI original business model involved in pushing simulators, but they have recently expanded into Interactive Fiction and Role-Playing Games. Last year, they published The Council, an episodic series that updated and innovated on the Telltale formula, as well as Vampyr: an action RPG that has been optioned for a television series. The group will be lading off this year with Asobo Studio’s A Plague’s Tale and to build excitement, they’ve begun a behind-the-scenes webseries chronicling its development. Here is the press release from FHI;

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.

The 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.

You can find out more information about A Plague Tale: Innocence on its website here and see the first episode below! JP3: OUT!

 

 

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