A Plague Tale: Requiem revealed for 2022 launch at E3

A Plague Tale: Requiem
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A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming next year in 2022.

Earlier today on June 13, the huge Xbox showcase took place in collaboration with Bethesda at E3 2021. Within the lengthy showcase itself was a reveal trailer for the brand new A Plague Tale: Requiem, which is set to pick up the adventures of Amicitia and Hugo once again against dark forces.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is launching next year in 2022, and right now, the only platforms it's confirmed to be coming to is PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. It's unclear if the sequel will be coming to PlayStation platforms, where the first game was originally released alongside other platforms. Additionally, the sequel will be available through Xbox Game Pass on day one, so members of the subscription service can pick it up at no extra cost.

For those unfamiliar with the general premise of the series from developer Asobo, it follows two siblings in war-torn France, as they try to navigate the encroaching and ever-growing hordes of rats surrounding them. It’s a tough, at-times brutal narrative adventure from the developer, but it’s an absolute must-play if you haven’t experienced the series already.

In fact, the original Plague Tale is available on Xbox Game Pass right now. Just like how the sequel is coming to Xbox's subscription service when it launches next year, you can play the original right now through the service, and it's even available through cloud streaming to PC and smartphone devices, so you can actually play Asobo's game on the go.

E3 2021 is still rolling on, and there's plenty more to look forward to just yet, including presentations from the likes of Square Enix, Nintendo, and even the official E3 2021 Awards ceremony to round out the celebrations on the coming Tuesday. For more on when and where you can tune in to catch all the action with every upcoming showcase, head over to our complete E3 2021 schedule guide for more.

For what we made of the original horror-adventure, head over to our A Plague Tale: Innocence review for a more detailed breakdown of Asobo's game.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.