A stark reminder.

Asobo Studios and Focus Home Interactive have collaborated with Sean Bean on the latest trailer for A Plague Tale: Innocence.

The trailer – which is surprisingly moving – sees Sean Bean recite a William Blake poem, ‘The Little Boy Lost’ which ties in with many of the themes explored in A Plague Tale: Innocence. Even if you have no interest in the game or poetry isn’t your thing, the trailer is well worth a watch for Bean’s performance alone.

Sean Bean, best known for Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, seems to have a knack for choosing roles that meet a premature death, something that he played up last year as Hitman 2’s first Elusive Target.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.