Popular action-adventure stealth game, A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting a live-action television series. According to French website Allocine, the show will be helmed by director Mathieu Turi. Speaking about the project on social media, the French native said he is honored to work on the adaptation and can’t wait to bring Amicia and Hugo’s journey to the screen. He has previously worked on other horror-themed movies such as Hostile and Meander. So the new series is in good hands.
Various production studios in the United States have expressed interest in giving A Plague Tale: Innocence the series treatment. But their offers were passed over to keep the show closer to its original setting and to Asobo – the games’ Bordeaux-based developer, reports Eurogamer. As such, the series will be filmed in France. But there is currently no word on a production schedule or casting.
Developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive, A Plague Tale: Innocence was released for, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in May 2019. Almost two years later (July 2021), the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game were released, alongside a cloud-based edition for the Nintendo Switch and on the Amazon Luna game streaming service.
Set in 14th century Aquitaine, France during the Hundred Years’ War, A Plague Tale: Innocence follows the story of siblings Amicia and Hugo de Rune as they flee from soldiers and hordes of rats that are spreading the black plague. Players of the hit game view the world following Amica in a third-person perspective. Using stealth, gamers work to avoid hostile encounters because the character will be killed instantly if caught. To hide, distract, or knock out soldiers in A Plague Tale: Innocence, Amicia is equipped with a slingshot. Although it’s a rather modest weapon, the sling can be used to throw rocks to break chains and or stun guards long enough for the rats to ambush them. Enemies can even be killed with a headshot if their head is unprotected. And in typical survival horror game fashion, there are also loads of rats to evade and puzzles to solve.
Hugo can also be directed towards specific tasks in A Plague Tale: Innocence. This is especially helpful when Amicia is busy. Her younger brother can also access areas that she cannot. But this action can be a little risky because Hugo will start to panic if he is left alone for too long. This can attract unwanted attention from evil soldiers.
Following its release A Plague Tale: Innocence received mostly positive reviews from critics. It was praised for its cinematic style and creative gameplay, even though some folks found the ending to be a little dull. It was the ninth best-selling retail game in the United Kingdom in its week of release, and by July 2020, it had reportedly sold more than 1 million copies
Due to the first A Plague Tale’s success, a sequel game was announced last year. Titled A Plague Tale: Requiem, the story will begin directly after its predecessor’s conclusion. The new adventure will feature Amicia and Hugo once more as they tackle another perilous journey after escaping their homeland. The game is set to release in 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch (via a Cloud Version), reports IGN.