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A Plague Tale: Innocence Debut Trailer Shows Off Rat Swarms



A Plague Tale

Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive have shown off the debut teaser trailer for the upcoming medieval adventure game, A Plague Tale: Innocence.

Although pre-rendered, the footage captures the atmosphere and core ideas of the game. Beginning with the apparent slaughter of a farming family, the footage soon cuts to the two child protagonists as they attempt to find shelter in a church. Standing in the girls’ way, however, are both an Inquisition soldier and the swarms of rats that give the game its title. The older of the two children, Amicia, uses her slingshot to break the guard’s lantern, which causes the rats to attack:

The various elements outlined above—the presence of soldiers and rats, and the use of light and darkness—are core parts of the experience, but players will also be able to meet up with other orphans across the adventure. The game takes place in Medieval France, with the country caught in the grips of the Black Plague. Amicia and her younger brother Hugo are tasked with finding a way to survive after losing their parents.

More details on the game are available in OnlySP’s previous coverage of A Plague Tale: Innocence.

Asobo Studio is an experienced team of developers, founded in 2002. The developer’s previous credits include 2009’s FUEL and a number of licensed games, though the team has more recently provided support on ReCore, The Crew, and Quantum Break.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is currently without a release window, but will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II



The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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