A Plague Tale: Innocence is an action-adventure stealth game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019.
In the game, the player assumes control of Amicia from a third-person perspective. For the majority of the game, combat is avoided and instead, players need to utilize stealth to avoid hostile encounters. Amicia is equipped with a sling-thrower which can throw rocks to break drawbridge chains or stun guards long enough for the rats to ambush them. The game is a series of survival puzzles, mostly consisting of methods to scare away or distract the hordes of hungry rats in order to gain access to new areas, or direct them towards murderous knights. The main method of scaring rats off is fire, as rats will seldom enter within a radius of burning torches and braziers. She can also craft special ammunition and supplies, which include fire-starting sulfur stones that ignite braziers. The younger brother can be directed towards specific tasks when Amicia is busy.