The lights are on
We've been hearing about 38 Studios' Project Mercury and its partnership with EA for a while now, but today it's officially Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
The game, developed by 38 Studio's subsidiary Big Huge Games (Rise of Nations) is an open-world fantasy RPG set in a world from the minds of acclaimed author R.A. Salvatore and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane.
"In Reckoning," states Ken Rolston, one of the game's designers, "we started with Bob and Todd's exceptional Kingdoms of Amalur game setting and imagery. On that foundation we built the open-world exploration, vast narrative, and character customization fans expect from the best RPGs. And we've added something new that we've always wanted from a game – a fast-paced, graphically stimulating action-combat experience with fluid controls and immersive, discoverable gameplay fans haven't seen before in other fantasy RPGs." Rolston himself has an impressive pedigree having been the lead designer on Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will appear on the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 in the fall of 2011.
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cool i wonder if itll be any good
whats weird is that i was just researching this to figure out what the hell they where working on 20 seconds ago.
RA Salvatore is awesome so the story will probably be excellent :D
Interesting but need more information.
With Rolston behind it, then hopefully it will be good.
Nice. This has me more excited than that HBO series for GRR Martin's books. Looking forward to seeing some screens of this game.
woo Salvatore! a cameo by drizzt would be awesome
Sounds like a good game, but UGH, THE NAME!! Why do developers go for the "Kingdoms of ______" names? They don't stand out as much as, "Oblivion" or "Fallout 3"
Why is it that RA Salvatore, one of my favorite fantasy authors, is working on this game instead of making an awesome action RPG based off of Drizzt Do'Urden's series? Cameos ain't cutting it anymore.
Anyway, looking forward to this as well, begrudgingly...
I can't wait to see more on this game, I bet the trailer will be entertaining.
I thought they were working on an MMO? Hmmmm.
This article meant very little until I read "lead designer on Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion."
Could turn out very well.