In case you didn’t know, Nightingale is set to release later this month. It’s a fantastical survival game with a lot of heart and merit to it, and well worth checking out if you’ve got a taste for building up little settlements and living off berries. But, let’s not beat around the bush here. It’s being thrown into the ring with some heavy hitters.
Not only have you got a lot of legacy titles like Valheim, Sons of the Forest, and Rust that still maintain a strong following, but it’s also landing alongside Palworld – a game that absolutely took the world by storm a few weeks back. Thankfully, Nightingale has a card up its sleeve. No, it’s not an ace. It’s a Realm Card – a fresh feature that might set the game apart from its contemporaries.
“The ability to dynamically change the gameplay and change the look and feel of the realms you’re in is pretty unique. I think we’ve only scratched the surface with what we can do with it through live service,” says CEO Inflexion Games CEO Aaryn Flynn. When I asked him to pick out one aspect of Nightingale that he believes will set the game apart from others in the genre, Realm Cards quickly came up.