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A Plague Tale: Requiem Ending Explained: A Tragic End To Amicia’s Fight Against All Odds

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A Plague Tale: Requiem (Playstation)

Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale took everyone in a ride of adventure and relishing storytelling. In the first installation of the franchise, A Plague Tale: Innocence introduced the protagonists of the console game. The brave de Rune siblings, Amicia and Hugo fought against all the odds in the A Plague Tale: Innocence. The setting of game intrigued the players, who wouldn’t want to go for a thrilling adventure in a plague infested France?

The storytelling and the setting of the 14th century French civilization definitely caught the attention of all the critics. Therefore, they released a sequel to the first installation by the name, A Plague Tale: Requiem in October, 2022. As expected, it was even a better experience than the first part of the game series.

Therefore, the questions regarding its unconventional ending raises a lot of valid questions. We see a desperate and tormented Amicia in the sequel. The twists made the players get emotional, imagine how Amicia felt. She tries to do a few unexpected actions in a desperate attempt to protect her brother from the world. Such instances indeed raises a lot of questions about the direction of the story and the climax of the main plot.

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A Plague Tale: Requiem Release Date, Platforms And Genre

The second installation of A Plague Tale game series will be released on 17 October, 2022. A day later, the released it for Windows PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and S. The game is available on platforms like PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows (Windows 10 and 11 preferably) and Xbox Cloud.

The game’s genre revolves around action, adventure, survival, horror, stealth, and puzzle video game. It is a mixture of a diverse amount of genres which makes its gameplay even more fluid and playable.

A Plague Tale: Requiem Cast – Voice Actors

A Plague Tale: Requiem has a star-studded cast. The voice actors did a fabulous job of bringing the pain, agony, and thrill of the story.

Charlotte McBurney comprised the role of Amicia de Rune. Logan Hannan voiced the brother of Amicia, Hugo de Rune. Beatrice de Rune is played by Lucy Briggs Owen. Kit Connor voiced Lucas. Sophia and Arnaud were voiced by Anna Demetriou and Harry Myers respectively.

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Plot of A Plague Tale: Requiem

The story is set after the events occurring during the first installation of the game. Six months later, the siblings, Amicia de Rune and Hugo de Rune, and their family are on the way toward Provence. They face a hostile family, and in a desperate measure, Hugo calls upon the rats, and the curse of Macula creates destruction in Provence.

de Rune Family

de Rune Family ( Google Images)

Amicia and Hugo leave their family in an attempt to run away from Victor, who tries to make Hugo a test subject. After that, Emilie murders Beatrice, Amicia, and Hugo’s mother in the name of a ritual sacrifice. The siblings face off against devious plans made by the city nobles who want to take advantage of Hugo’s curse to their benefit.

Amicia tries to fight against these powerful figures in society and protect her brother at all costs. However, the story takes an unexpected turn when Hugo gives himself up to the Macula because of the continuous torment throughout the game. Amicia cannot protect his brother and ends up killing him.

The Tragedy of Amicia In A Plague Tale: Requiem

As you know, A Plague Tale: Innocence was solely focused on the origin story and the adventures of the siblings, Amicia and Hugo. There on, the sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, continues the story of the struggle and adventure of the siblings.

Amicia and Hugo have a bond that is a little unconventional. The complicated nature of their blood relation led to pretty fierce character development for both of them. Amicia is extremely protective of her brother, and when things went south, she took desperate measures in the form of violence in several instances.

This game explores and makes the players feel how Amicia feels about having become a violent person and committing actions she is not accustomed to handling. That is not all, and she sacrificed everyone close to her, namely, Beatrice and Lucas, who played a big role in the first installation. She made these sacrificial decisions to protect her brother, Hugo, in A Plague Tale: Requiem.

Amicia and Hugo

Amicia and Hugo (Google Images)

Moreover, the story has a fusion of Shakespearean tragedies in a segmented pattern. Hugo and Amicia are a duo to fear in this game. However, tragedy falls upon both of them because of their certain choices that eventually build up to a tragic turning point in Amicia’s life in A Plague Tale: Requiem. Beatrice dies in a ritual sacrifice, who is a close friend to Amicia. That is not all, Amicia had to kill her dear brother, Hugo, after Macula took him completely. She did everything to protect him, but she was forced to kill her brother. Hugo gives himself over to Macula when he sees Beatrice getting killed and how Emilie and Victor orchestrate the whole situation. He felt pressurized as his powers had responsibilities, and he lost his mind and embraced the hordes of the infesting rats, thereon.

However, Hugo was still a good man. When he sees that his actions are leading to massive destruction, he advises his sister, Amicia, to kill him and stop the rats from destroying the city. After that, Amicia could not help but add more trauma to her life by killing him, making her a tragic protagonist in this game.

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The Tale Of A Plague In France Ends On A Tragic Tone

The questions of the players are mostly regarding its ending. As the events kept falling in place, it got more and more troubling for the players to understand what actually happened at the end. Therefore, here you go!

After Hugo is killed, the family faces a tragic turning point in their lives, and they flee away from Aquitaine to find a peaceful and comfortable home for their future. Amicia and Hugo fought against the devious aristocrats, a period of intensive questioning and betrayals of trusted ones, moreover, battling against an uncountable amount of rodents in the city in both the installations of A Plague Tale. The players got to see the chemistry of the siblings and how their bond relishes in the tough circumstances.

However, things go south when Hugo gives himself up to Macula, and Amicia ends up killing her brother to save the world. Amicia did everything that she could to prevent her brother from surrendering to Macula, but she could not prevent it from happening. This turn to the whole story makes a tragic end to the relationship between the siblings and a heartbreaking event in Amicia’s life.

Although she lost her brother, her whole family, and every other friend that she trusted and relied on, she still had a little bit of hope left in her. We get to see that Amicia prepares herself to go on another adventure after a year of Hugo’s death. She meets up with Sophia, who just arrived from her ordeals in trading. Sophia only deals with legal trading items now. They sit down and make a plan about what’s next for Amicia.

Baby hand In the post credit scene

Baby hand In the post-credit scene (Google Images)

It is shown that her main goal in this new adventure is to look for another Macula Carrier and help the people and the protectors to fight against it. She learns about a person called Basilius, presumably the first Macula Carrier, and becomes a close ally of him. She uses her experience from the challenges faced by Hugo to fight off against the blood curse.

Interestingly, A Plague Tale: Requiem’s post-credit scenes show the birth of a Macula Carrier in the 21st century, the modern world. This makes a difference in Amicia’s story as it confirms to everyone that Amicia did not succeed in wiping out the curse of Macula, and it is still present in the modern day. This leads to an interesting concept of making Amicia an important reference and prospect in the future. Her methods, knowledge, and experience will play a major role in the future games.

What’s Next In A Plague Tale?

The studio announced that they do not have any specific plans regarding the future of the game. They made the ending to let the fans know that such curses do not always go away. However, we have seen studios pull off various sequels of popular games after fans flooded social media with requests. This game series is indeed a popular one in the market, and if there is enough voices asking for the sequel to the second part of the game, the studio might develop a further story for the third installment.

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