Nightingale gets a new trailer at The Game Awards

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Nightingale continues to be one of the most promising games on the horizon. The PvE survival action game got a new trailer at The Game Awards 2022 (opens in new tab), showcasing, among other things, umbrella gliding.

You can feel the Breath of the Wild that Nightingale is channeling with those snippets of exploration. If there's one single mechanic that seemingly every exploration game is rightfully taking from Zelda, I'm glad it's the gliders. Jumping off a gigantic cliff with zero fear of death is one of the great joys of my recent open world adventures, and I'm already loving Nigtingale's delightfully Poppins-like twist on the idea.

There were other things in tonight's trailer (though nothing as fun as umbrellas). We got very brief looks at what might be actual gameplay of Nightingale, while other moments seemed a little too theatrical to represent the real game—the shots of the player mining a rock and chopping a plant seem real enough, but the part where the character smashes enemies with a hammer looked artificial.

We're long sold on Nightingale as a concept, but it sure would be nice to see how it actually plays. Considering it has no release date, we could still be in for a long wait.

Morgan Park
Staff Writer

Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.