A Plague Tale: Requiem confirmed as next-gen exclusive but also coming to Switch via the cloud

A Plague Tale: Requiem was announced yesterday during the Microsoft and Bethesda showcase and we knew it was coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC but rumours suggested it was also going to be coming to Nintendo Switch via cloud streaming. That has now been confirmed, along with the news that the game will also be launching to PlayStation 5, but there will not be versions for PS4 for Xbox One. On the plus side the game will be coming to Xbox Games Pass on day one.

A Plague Tale: Requiem joins a very small number of games that use cloud streaming on Switch which allow Nintendo players to experience games that their consoles could not normally run. Two other games, Control Ultimate Edition and Hitman 3, have used the tech.

The trailer confirmed Hugo and Amicia will return to the game along with the tsunamis of squeaking, furry rats. If you have played the first game you will know the ending has a rather unexpected twist which involves the aforementioned rat tsunamis so it will be interesting to see how they build on that.

In our review of A Plague Tale: Innocence I wrote:

A Plague Tale: Innocence proves that feisty young women are the new heroes of single player narrative adventures, and Amicia can proudly stand alongside Aloy and Senua. Asobo Studios have knocked it out of the park with a compelling story, superb graphics, and excellent music. Loved it.

You can read the full A Plague Tale: Innocence review here.

Rumours that Asobo Studio was working on a sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence surfaced back in 2019 on Xbox Squad who were told of the sequel by someone at Focus Home Interactive.  At the time the source said there was ‘going to be a bit of a wait with an announcement’ and that turned out to be true.

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