What parents need to know
Parents need to know that A Plague Tale: Innocence is an upcoming action adventure game from Focus Home Interactive and Asobo Studios. Set in France in the middle of the 14th century, players take on the role of Amicia de Rune, a 15 year old girl and her five year old brother Hugo. The country is in the midst of turmoil: there's a threat of English invasions, the Inquisition have invaded and burned towns to the ground, and a mysterious plague has ravaged the population. Worse, swarms of rats have infested cities and the countryside, eating humans and animals alike. It's up to Amicia and Hugo to navigate their way through these horrors, helping each other to bypass environmental puzzles and defeat occasional enemies that are in their path. Violence in the game is expected to be very gory, with half eaten bodies by rats strewn in the environments. Amicia can attack enemies with her sling, and there's some blood shown with these strikes, but she doesn't take joy in killing enemies; she frequently expresses remorse and shock at these situations. There's also some mild language concerns that could arise in dialogue. But parents should also know that Amicia and Hugo appear to be positive role models that care about each other and learn to work together under extremely stressful situations, and the game highlights the perseverance and desire to protect family members and kind strangers from harm.