It's a tale as old as time; physical copies of a game are shipped early, and unscrupulous players begin uploading large segments of gameplay, which are then clipped out and circulated online. Such is the case with A Plague Tale: Requiem, with developer Asobo warning fans to be careful if they want to go into the experience fresh as a daisy. The game's release is almost here, too, available on 18th October, and it would be a real shame to have this one spoiled right on the eve of its launch.
Requiem continues the narrative that began with its predecessor, A Plague Tale: Innocence, which tells the story of brother and sister Hugo and Amicia as they attempt to survive in plague and rat-ridden 14th-century France. With a deep narrative focus, Requiem is particularly vulnerable to spoilers, with many of the central mysteries alluded to in the first game set to be revealed in the sequel.
Spoilers are a constant obstacle in modern gaming and one we do our best to navigate, and it can be a chore to avoid them if you are tapped into gaming spaces. A similar situation occurred with Gotham Knights recently, although in that case, the offending party was, in fact, an art book that was published ahead of schedule.
How do you go about avoiding spoilers for games you are interested in? Do you take the nuclear option of destroying your phone and relocating to a cabin in the woods, or is a little Twitter discipline all that is required? Let us know in the comments section below.