Howdy everybody, I’m Sébastien Renard, Lead Author of A Plague Story: Requiem. Three years after the collection’ first title: A Plague Story: Innocence, we thought it was the suitable time to take a look at the event of our principal characters. Within the upcoming sequel, Requiem, Amicia and Hugo de Rune are at a turning level of their lives.
How have Amicia and Hugo modified since childhood?
Sibling relationships are central to Innocence. Amicia and Hugo don’t know one another very effectively at the beginning of the sport, and with their survival, their sophisticated however robust emotions for one another are at stake. Each are looking for their place, with Amicia changing into an increasing number of protecting of her brother.
The sport ends with this current relationship for the following chapter to construct on. The thought for the sequel was to maintain these themes alive whereas introducing new ones, every with their very own conflicts and feelings.
Requiem introduces a extra mature Amicia. She has come to phrases along with her introverted self, and she or he has turn into extra playful and desires to bond along with her brother. Our heroes now require a extra in-depth therapy, and it will carry new kinds of conditions. Their interior weak spot can be their subsequent check.
Threatened by their very own selves
Hugo’s powers are rising – he’ll wrestle to maintain them in test and typically they may topple him. Although they might be the important thing to getting him out of harmful conditions, he would wish to battle the danger of getting to present in to his powers.
As for Amicia, the combating abilities solid in Innocence would backfire on her. She received’t have any selection however to tackle the function that solely she will – however she should take care of the traumatic feelings that include it.
Our characters will not be superhuman, and our two principal characters pays the value of being a hero. Fortunately, they’ll get assist alongside the best way. Not like the unlucky companions Amicia and Hugo shaped within the first recreation, Requiem will introduce new characters who mature with extra confidence and expertise who will information Two brothers overcome their private struggles.
Magical paradise and harmful encounters
Our heroes will face their interior conflicts together with their outer conflicts. To start with, they may uncover a brand new a part of France, Provence, which is able to supply new sights and sensations, making them consider in some type of paradise. Sadly, the cruel realities of the Center Ages inevitably caught on, and their hopes vanished earlier than they may turn into too snug.
Provence’s roads are unpredictable and harmful in all places: the bands of mercenaries, the ambushes and the ruthless nature of their occasions – and the straightforward villagers aren’t any exception. Don’t neglect the rats and Chew, one other trauma they may face because the world crumbles round them. The tragic plague adopted them.
Continuation from Harmless: present initiative
It’s clear that their biggest difficulties are associated to Hugo’s power, and ultimately they may understand what which means.
In the identical course of, they started to take the lead in motion. In Innocence, Amicia and Hugo play a passive function in how occasions unfold: with the Inquisition following them, they’ll solely react to assaults.
When the Requiem started, nobody adopted de Runes. This enables them to maneuver on and face adversity. The whispers of an island associated to Hugo’s destiny will trigger them to maneuver to extra sudden territories. Amicia and Hugo can be led to behave to the restrict of morality, and their buddies from yesterday might turn into their enemies tomorrow…
A Plague Story: Requiem releases on October 18, 2022 on PlayStation 5. We are able to’t wait so that you can lastly reunite with Amicia and Hugo!