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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Confirmed

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2020/06/04 22:59:08 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/268089/kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-confirmed
 
The Original Kingdoms of Amalur was an expansive voyage through well-known fantasy tropes, one that was received with relative acclaim, even if its overall storyline left something to be desired. A strange fact indeed, considering the game's story and lore were penned by none other than acclaimed fantasy author R. A. Salvatore, with input from Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston. Developer 38 Studios shut down the doors relatively close to the gamers' release on account of sales not being enough for the company to pay for a loan granted towards the games' development by the state of Rhode Island. And thus story could have been left written, with thoughts of a eventual sequels and even a franchise being put to rest.

Cue THQ Nordic (who have been on a roll when it comes to both IP and studio acquisitions in the last few years) and the story might have a different ending. In fact, it will, as the company has just confirmed a soon-to-be-released remaster of the original Kingdoms of Amalur. Cheekily named "Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning", the remaster makes way to a gaming platform (currently PC and PS4 confirmed) near you as soon as August 18th. THQ Nordic is claiming "improved visuals and refined gameplay." It initially offered a release date of Aug. 11, but it has now been adjusted to Aug. 18. The games' announcement was originally leaked via Microsoft's Store (with accompanying screenshots), and has since been confirmed by THQ Nordic via Twitter.
 
Good to see that the original game has been given a new lease of life

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    Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Confirmed 2020/06/05 09:20:43 (permalink)
    remaster - seems to be a good way to capitalize old games, that many companies are pursuing

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    Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Confirmed 2020/06/09 19:01:09 (permalink)
    Having not play the original and remembering it had some good reviews, I might just get this one.
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