A Plague Tale: Requiem will swarm its way to gaming platforms on October 18

The upcoming rat-infested sequel got a release date and a new stealthy trailer after being shown off at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase a few weeks back.

Unfortunately, the earlier leak that A Plague Tale: Requiem will come out on June 17 wasn't true. The good news is that it wasn't far off.

A Plague Tale: Requiem might low-key be the best-looking next-gen game.

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The sequel to Asobo Studio's underrated 2019 title just got a release date alongside a new trailer.

The 12-minute exhibit gave Focus Entertainment and Asobo Studio more time to show off the follow-up and it looks even more stunning than the first one. As was the case with the original game, one of gaming's most badass heroines, Amicia, is back alongside a more grown-up Hugo, her little brother.

This time around, Hugo can control his powers more as he's helping Amicia by revealing the locations of enemies, among others. Amicia also doesn't seem like she's the same girl that we saw in A Plague Tale: Innocence. For one, she's much more brutal with her use of the crossbow and dagger. Also, going back to Hugo, he seems to be more in tune with his ability to control rats as the trailer shows him sending a swarm of rats to devour enemies whole.

Unfortunately, the rats don't seem to be under Hugo's thrall all the time as the torrent of rats heads toward Amicia and Hugo as the latter passes out from exhaustion.

Since that was when the trailer ended, we'll just have to wait until the game comes out to find out more about how A Plague Tale: Requiem will improve upon the first title.

Surprisingly enough, A Plague Tale: Requiem will be available on the Nintendo Switch via cloud streaming.

Speaking of the release date, A Plague Tale: Requiem will come out on October 18, just in time for Halloween. While you might have wanted to celebrate the upcoming season with a slasher game or two, you'll want to be more open to a rodent-filled adventure. Don't worry, just as the first game told a character-driven narrative, the sequel shouldn't be too different. Of course, as you saw in the trailer, it will have more rats than you could possibly imagine, so the game definitely isn't for the squeamish.

A Plague Tale: Requiem will be available on the PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and the PC, as well as the Xbox Game Pass, on launch day.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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