The de Rune children will guard your mantle
One of the more “off-radar” releases of 2022 is Asobo Studio’s grim-looking sequel A Plague Tale: Requiem, the sequel to cult 2019 stealth adventure A Plague Tale: Innocence. I’m very much a proponent of that release, which took me by surprise with its passion, artistic integrity, and compelling characters and setting. While the sequel’s release date is still something of a mystery, publisher Focus Entertainment has revealed several pre-order bonuses, as well as an impressive Collector’s Edition.
Available to pre-order now from the Focus Entertainment Store, the A Plague Tale: Requiem Collector’s Edition sports a copy of the game on PS5, PC, or Xbox Series X (physical for consoles, digital for PC), along with three A4 lithographs, a pressed vinyl copy of Olivier Derivière’s soundtrack, a metallic feather brooch, and exclusive alternative boxart. The centerpiece of the set is an eight-inch resin statue of the heroic de Rune children, Amicia and Hugo. The set retailer for a princely $189.99 USD.
For pre-ordering the standard edition of A Plague Tale: Requiem, players will bag themselves a selection of in-game goodies. These include 13 cosmetic items for Amicia de Rune, The Red Damsel skin for her trusty crossbow, (I guess the slingshot outgrew its usefulness), and some bonus crafting material for those handy poisons and remedies — all of which will help our young resistance in their continued fight against The Inquisition and the terrifying army of black rats plaguing the country.
A Plague Tale: Requiem is scheduled to launch in 2022 on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X.