The Next Reigns Game Is An Apple Arcade Exclusive About A Spacefaring Indie Rock Band
Reigns: Beyond takes the series' swipe-based decision making and applies it to intergalactic stardom.
A new Reigns game is coming to Apple Arcade, and it's quite different from previous titles. While Reigns, Reigns: Her Majesty and Reigns: Game of Thrones have all placed you in a royal court, Reigns: Beyond sees you making decisions for an indie rock band that travels through space, recruiting aliens to play with them.
The game, which will be exclusive to Apple's subscription service, with involve recruiting aliens for your band, managing ship resources, and making sure that your crew is kept in line. The Reigns series has always used a swipe left/swipe right control system to choose between options, like a dating app, and Beyond will feature the same controls.
While the trailer above makes the game look very different from previous entries, screenshots released so far will look familiar to Reigns fans, in terms of both UI and art style. You can check those out below.
Developer Nerial has promised over 60 characters to meet, and over 1400 decision cards to swipe between. The game also has an original soundtrack from Sam Webster, who composed the music of Grindstone, another Apple Arcade title.
GameSpot gave the most recent Reigns game, Game of Thrones, an 8/10 in its review. Reviewer Chris Pereira called it "a genuinely fun experience: a choose-your-own adventure where you're faced with non-stop decisions and a seemingly endless combination of ways for things to play out."