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Promising stealth adventure game A Plague Tale: Innocence, from Asobo Studio, launches today, arriving to a bunch of surprisingly positive reviews. It’s currently notched up an impressive average of 80% from 68 reviews, so this is comfortably set to go down as one of publisher Focus Home Interactive’s most critically acclaimed titles.

Set in plague-ridden France during 1349, A Plague Tale: Innocence appears to be a relentlessly grim tale of survival in a world besieged by death. Its launch trailer is suitably dramatic, showcasing the Inquisition out in force, as well as introducing us to Amicia and her little brother Hugo, who are out to survive against all odds.

Together they need to creep about the countryside; bodies piled high due to the spread of the Black Death, avoiding the swarms of rats and the roving eyes of the Inquisition. It paints a heartfelt tale for fans of historical drama, and quite possibly the slickest production to come out of Focus.

It certainly looks as if A Plague Tale could be a game well worth checking out. It’s being widely praised for its moving story, inventive stealth mechanics, and gorgeous environments.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is out today on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.