Plague Tale: Requiem gameplay is truly grim

A child in Plague Tale Requiem
(Image credit: Focus Entertainment)

A fresh gameplay trailer for upcoming narrative-driven stealth game Plague Tale: Requiem has dropped, and it’s as dispiritingly disgusting as you’d expect.

Revealed during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, the two-minute gameplay clip shows the game's protagonists doing much the same as they did during Plague Tale: Innocence. Namely, sneaking past heavily armored soldiers rather than facing them head-on, solving puzzles, and walking the mud-soaked ground of medieval France.

You’ll be traversing gallic fields and forests, in between infiltrating towns as you try to take siblings Amica and Hugo to a prophesized island for safety. Things look a little more violent this time around, however, with a few gruesome takedowns and fights cropping up across the in-game footage.

Watch the full clip below:

It’s grim, bloody, and decidedly miserable, just like historical medieval France. The first game made a name for itself through a powerful, character-driven story that didn’t let up on drudgery and despair. It looks like this sequel will follow suit, as the characters continue their journey across a land replete with ill-doing scoundrels.

Oh, and there are lots of rats. Lots of them. Imagine the biggest pile of rats you’ve ever seen, then add on a few more. This is a plague tale, after all, so pestilence and the animals that carry it aren’t skimped on.

Plague Tale: Requiem will release later this year on Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It’ll also be coming to Xbox Game Pass on launch day.

Callum Bains
Gaming News Writer

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games.