Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
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Developers 38 Studios
Big Huge Games
Publisher EA Games
Platforms Xbox360
Playstation 3
PC
Release Date February 7, 2012NA
February 10, 2012EU
Genre Role-playing Game
Mode(s) Single-player
Lead Designer Ken Rolston
Lead Writer(s) R.A. Salvatore
Todd McFarlane
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an open world, single-player, Role-playing game for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC, releasing on February 7, 2012 in North America and 3 days later in Europe. It is developed by 38 Studios and Big Huge Games and published by EA Games. Known for designing the Elder Scrolls series, Ken Rolston is working along side R.A Salvatore, who co-wrote the lore and universe for the game along with Todd McFarlane.

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[edit] Story

You wake up as a character who has cheated death and has been brought back to life through a resurrection process known as the Well of Souls.

[edit] Gameplay

In the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning there are a total of 4 playable Classes, 5 Regions, 3 Class Trees and 22 different Abilities. At the very start of the game the player will be in possession of no abilities, nothing known of their history, no items and knows nothing more than the fact they have been brought back from the dead via an experimental process known as the Well of Souls. The game will include a Destiny system in which you are a Fateless one, a being without any predetermined purpose. This means you can invest skills into a variety of attributes in order to create your own destiny via the Skill Tree available for your character. Occasionally you will come across quicktime events that take place in the game but ultimately the combat is dependent on timely button pressing.

[edit] Development

38 Studios managed to recruit Big Huge Games to help them develop Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning as well as gathered the rights to their game in 2009 under the project name of Project Murcury, it was only during the San Diego Comic Con in 2010 that the title for the project was actually Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. They showcased their first public demonstration at the Penny Arcade Expo on March 11, 2011.

[edit] Demo

A demo was released for download on all systems on January 17, 2012 and met with mostly positive reviews. However it was revealed that the demo did have some bugs that, while didn't prove detrimental to the game, did decrease the enjoyment for many people. Such bugs included voice acting cutting out during cut scenes and the game freezing at times.

[edit] Game Editions

Upon pre-order of the game you will have a selection of three possible editions to choose from each including special bonuses.

[edit] Special Edition

The Special Edition costs $80.00 USD and includes:

Special Edition
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 / PC
  • Parchment Map of Amalur's Faelands
  • Amalur Themed 7-piece dice set and dice bag
  • Full set of 40 Destiny cards
  • Soundtrack of Kingdoms of Amalur
  • Bonus DLC - Fate Touched Weapons Pack (Increased EXP gained from Fate Shift Kills with the nine weapons included)

Only 2000 of these have been produced.

[edit] Collector's Edition

The Collector's Edition will cost $200.000 USD and will include:

Collector's Edition
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 / PC
  • Limited Edition McFarlane Toys Prismere Troll figure
  • Original lithograph signed by Ken Rolston
  • Parchment map of Amalur's Faelands
  • Amalur themed 7-piece dice set and dice bag
  • Full set of 40 Destiny Cards
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - The Soundtrack
  • Bonus DLC - Fate-Touched Weapons Pack (Increased EXP gained from Fate Shift Kills with the nine weapons included)

Only 700 have been made.

[edit] Signature Edition

The Signature Edition will cost $250.00 USD and includes:

Signature Edition
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 / PC
  • Signed, Limited Edition McFarlane Toys Prismere Troll figure
  • 1 of 300 individually numbered, Limited Edition, Todd McFarlane sketch screen-prints
  • Original lithograph signed by Ken Rolston
  • Parchment map of Amalur's Faelands
  • Amalur themed 7-piece dice set and dice bag
  • Full set of 40 Destiny Cards
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - The Soundtrack
  • Bonus DLC - Fate-Touched Weapons Pack (Increased EXP gained from Fate Shift Kills with the nine weapons included)


Only 300 will be produced.

Last edited by Dragoon on 18 January 2012 at 06:32
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