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This is a Press Release by, Asobo Studio
A Plague Tale: Innocence – the webseries’ second episode takes you through the darkest hours of history
A Plague Tale: Innocence, the new own-IP title from Asobo Studio, will release May 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Asobo Studio invites you once more to discover the creative process behind their upcoming game, A Plague Tale: Innocence. With this webseries,Focus Home Interactive highlights the work of this incredible French team – the second episode, Dark Ages, is available now.
After a first episode which mainly focused on the young sibling protagonists Amicia and Hugo, Episode 2: Dark Ages takes us to the Middle Ages. Discover the process that went into forging a grounded, realistic world, set in one of the darkest hours of human history.
The creative team at Asobo explains their inspiration for the world they built – from visiting real French villages whose layouts, streets and buildings find their roots in medieval times, to taking cues from famous painters to craft the game’s naturalistic lighting. The carefully crafted world serves to enrich the story and the characters, and contributes to creating this moving, emotional experience.
Dark Ages, the second episode of the webseries, is available to watch today. Stay tuned for the third episode, available Thursday next week.
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 Maximum Games
Maximum Games ranks as a top 15 global video game publisher of interactive digital entertainment spanning all genres and supporting multi-platforms. The company’s mission is to provide a proven and strong hands-on approach to publishing, marketing and distribution. Established in 2009, the company is led by female entrepreneur Christina Seelye, a seasoned executive of digital consumer products and channel marketing. Under Seelye’s leadership, the company has been recognized with numerous awards such as “Fastest Growing Tech Company” by American Business Awards, and has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for the past two years. Maximum Games has offices in both the US and UK, and continues to expand its scope of global publishing and distribution via direct reach and strategic partnerships.
More information on the website: www.maximumgames.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