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Plague Road Coming to PS4, PS Vita

A genre-blending tale of regret and redemption from the creators of Death Tales.

Luc Bernard's Avatar Posted by Game Director, Arcade Distillery

Hey guys, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post for Playstation Blog. But today I have exciting news.

Death Tales only came out in beta for PS4 two weeks ago. But we are getting ready to submit our new game into QA this month.

Set around a city consumed from within by disease, Plague Road tells a story of a lone doctor who having once abandoned their home, now returns in search of survivors. Over the course of the game, players will learn how the city fell victim to the growing sickness within its walls, why the Plague Doctor left, and what brought them back – in a tale of regret and redemption.

Plague Road was a game that Conrad Zimmerman and I came up with one evening at his place. I have a certain obsession with plague doctors and am really good at making turn-based strategy games, and Conrad loves roguelikes. So we combined those two game genres to make something new.

My issue with roguelikes and why I can’t get into them is because I don’t like losing all my progress and starting from zero each time. So in Plague Road you will have a farm where you will be able to unlock new buildings (by finding NPCs in the world and doing quests for them), upgrade and see the progress you’ve made. So even if you mess up while venturing out into the world, you will always be improving your farm.

When you find survivors in this world, you can choose to bring them with you to help reach the city or you can retire them into buildings, which will unlock new skills. On the topic of skills, you can see in our new trailer that some of those will be quite powerful, but will require a lot of stamina – so you must be wise about when you use them. Also each survivor you collect will be unique in terms of their stats and initial skills. You’ll constantly be exploring to find the best survivors for your party.

Don’t be reckless when you bring survivors out on the road – if they die it’s permanent. But don’t fear, you can always find new ones. The only character who you will not lose due to death is the Plague Doctor.

Plague Road will be available for cross buy on PS4 and PS Vita, with support for PS4 Pro and PS TV. The game will also have a limited physical edition published by Limited Run Games. We don’t have the exact release date yet, but it will be soon!

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rld0829 said:

March 30th, 7:07 am

Thanks for supporting Vita!!! Will definitely get this

MoitaFlores said:

March 30th, 7:10 am

Great news for my Vita! Luc, when we have a video for The Witch Trials?

    Luc Bernard said:

    March 31st, 12:27 am

    one game at a time ;) wait until Plague Road is out

Gorvi said:

March 30th, 7:24 am

I’ll have the LRG release on the Vita, this looks great. :)

Rapturesassassin said:

March 30th, 7:41 am

I’ll grab this on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox 1 i haven’t decided yet. I see its released for Ps4, PsVita, PC and Xbox 1. Any chance for a switch release?

agramonte said:

March 30th, 7:56 am

Even if just for the vita you had my money,… Cross buy, Well played! Put it up, day 1 buy.

KissLen said:

March 30th, 8:02 am

Sony! Look at all this love folks show the Vita! You can still cash in, just get back to making more games for the Vita too.

DeepEyes7 said:

March 30th, 8:19 am

Buying this on LRG for PSVita, thanks for supporting PSV!

MrBeens said:

March 30th, 9:54 am

Sounds like Jim Sterling in the trailer.

    SnakeSDR said:

    April 4th, 5:57 pm

    It is :)

Kishnabe said:

March 30th, 10:38 am

Nice, thanks for supporting the Vita.

Wonder if the Plague Doctor has a god complex :)

Ouch Perma-Death….always abuse PS+ saves for these situations.

Mollarom said:

March 30th, 11:34 am


vanillamoose said:

March 30th, 12:11 pm

So excited for this game! I backed it up on Kickstarter back in January in part due to Vita support. The artwork is reminiscent of the darkest dungeon with a splash of color. It’s also reassuring to hear that this rogue-like will promote a sense of progression via the upgradable farm. Viva la Vita!

Mando44646 said:

March 30th, 12:15 pm

This looks awesome, especially for Vita!

cusman said:

March 30th, 12:59 pm

The trailer seems to feature voice over by Jim Sterling

LionFranco said:

March 30th, 3:16 pm

Thank you very much for supporting the Vita with this game. I had never heard of it until today, but you have addressed one of the issues i have with roguelikes, which is loss of progression, so i will be buying this!

paulogy said:

March 30th, 3:53 pm

Well I gotta give props to any game that is name-dropping both Vita AND PS TV in their teaser trailer :-)

paulogy said:

March 30th, 3:53 pm

Well I gotta give props to any game that is name-dropping both Vita AND PS TV in their teaser trailer :-)

phacebunt said:

March 30th, 5:55 pm

Definitely excited for this one. Crossbuy makes it an easy grab, but hoping cross save is in too?

jukeboss- said:

March 30th, 7:27 pm

Day one for me. Loved the art and the blend genere. Hope your game come localized for Brazil (portuguese BR) too. Thanks

BlindSeraph said:

March 30th, 7:49 pm

This looks AWESOME!!! The art style reminds me of ATLUS. That is totally a compliment. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE VITA! DAY 1 PURCHASE FROM ME!

BathoryBlaze said:

March 31st, 4:39 am

Is that Jim Sterling? No thank you.

zzzsw said:

March 31st, 10:03 am

i really can’t wait for this to come out.

cowmamba said:

March 31st, 10:59 pm

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Thank you for supporting the VITA!!

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