Sean Bean Introduces A Plague Tale: Innocence with a Poetry Reading

Focus Home Interactive and Asobo Studio have released A Plague Tale: Innocence, and to mark the game's release, they've released a new trailer featuring everyone's favorite "guy who dies" Sean Bean. In a rather confusing turn, Bean's appearance in the trailer isn't the weirdest thing. No, what's more surprising is his reading of William Blake's The Little Boy Lost. Okay, so we can kind of see where they were going with the poem, considering the plot of A Plague Tale is all about Amicia trying to run from the Inquisition and the plague with her brother Hugo in tow.

However, Blake's poetry was used to hilarious effect in Devil May Cry 5 just a few months ago, which is not the connection we want to be making.

The trailer's art direction is also a bit baffling as it shows the The Lord of the Rings actor standing against a dark background, with spooky back lighting, standing there reading the poem. And occasional flashes of gameplay that mostly focus on Amicia running through the streets of a small French town with her brother trailing behind.

Weird direction aside, the trailer is a bit touching and does a good job of setting the right tone for a game about two kids trying to survive the Spanish Inquisition.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

You can check out the Sean Bean trailer below.

Developed on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC by Asobo Studio, A Plague Tale: Innocence will offer an adventure supported by an original scenario, with gameplay that blends action, adventure and stealth phases. Follow our protagonists Amicia and her little brother Hugo, both orphans and on the run from the terrifying Inquisition. Our young heroes will also need to survive against an even greater danger: supernatural swarms of rats that appeared with the great plague, infecting cities and countryside alike.


  • An original story featuring two young orphans on the run from the Inquisition.

  •  A gameplay that blends action, adventure and stealth phases.

  •  Survive against a great danger: Supernatural swarms of rats that appear with the great plague and threaten to devour anything in their path

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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