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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning trailer

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning trailer

Previously known as Project Mercury, 38 Studios' open-world RPG game is now entitled Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and led by Ken Rolston, Todd McFarlane and R.A. Salvatore. Check the first screens and trailer after the jump. The game is scheduled for release in fall 2011 on X360, PS3 and PC.

Press release:



EA AND 38 STUDIOS INTRODUCE KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING

Epic Open World RPG to be Unveiled at Comic-Con 2010 All-Star Panel Featuring Todd McFarlane, R. A. Salvatore, Ken Rolston and Curt Schilling


Guildford, UK – July 20, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and 38 Studios, LLC announced Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the company’s first title previously referred to under the codename “Project Mercury”. Reckoning is an epic, open-world role-playing game set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore. Brought to life visually through the trademark visceral style of renowned artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, Reckoning brings a new level of intense action combat to the RPG genre. The game is being developed under the leadership of Ken Rolston, lead designer of the critically acclaimed RPGs Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and is scheduled for release in fall 2011.

“Reckoning is a great representation of how a team of incredibly talented and creative people with expertise in different areas can come together and complement each other so well,” said Jen MacLean, CEO of 38 Studios. “We are thrilled to be developing an open-world RPG under the leadership of one of the greatest RPG designers in the industry, with creative direction by one of the most iconic artists of our time, set in a rich universe imagined by one of the top fantasy genre authors in the world. We can’t wait to share the first details of this universe we have been so dedicated to building over the past few years.”

"In Reckoning, we started with Bob and Todd's exceptional Kingdoms of Amalur game setting and imagery," said Ken Rolston, Lead Designer at Big Huge Games, a subsidiary of 38 Studios. "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 the genre -- a fast-paced, graphically stimulating action combat experience with fluid control and immersive, discoverable gameplay fans haven't seen before in other fantasy RPGs."

Reckoning is a single-player RPG that sets players on a heroic journey to unlock the mysteries of Amalur. Amalur is a magical world, filled with strange landscapes, exotic cities, colorful characters and terrifying creatures. This Thursday at International Comic-Con in San Diego, 38 Studios visionaries McFarlane, Rolston, and Salvatore, along with 38 Studios Founder and Chairman Curt Schilling, will be hosting a panel in the first-ever public discussion of Reckoning. Attendees will be among the first to see the world debut of Reckoning’s first trailer, directed by McFarlane and will also receive a limited edition collectible poster designed by McFarlane. The panel takes place in room 6A from 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM and will be moderated by Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley.

Reckoning will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame
and entertainment system, and PC.

Teaser Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2010-07-23 00:24:18
" a fast-paced, graphically stimulating action combat experience with fluid control and immersive, discoverable gameplay fans haven't seen before in other fantasy RPGs."


That makes it a day one for me!! not to mention it looks good.
Commented on 2010-07-23 03:32:26
Certainly something worth keeping an eye on if nothing else :)
Commented on 2010-07-23 07:17:31
I wouldn't say day 1...yes, but I freaking loved the trailer and these images, reminded me of Demon's Souls intro were the knight was fighting multiple demons.

Anyways, action-RPG in fantasy world like this, HELL YES!
Definitely keeping my eye on it.

Been waiting for a good fantasy action RPG, hopefully this will be it.
Right now I am playing Demon's Souls, another fantasy game is ALWAYS perfect for me.

Official site http://reckoningthegame.com/ good music downloaded it hehe.

PS. I hate the character being bald, generic head *sigh* If this is a RPG as they say it is then I hope we can customize.
I also loved the phantom blades the guy showed, very cool.
Commented on 2010-07-23 07:53:15
reminds me little bit of fable :)
Commented on 2010-07-23 09:06:08
I hope you can equip a bloody sock.
Commented on 2010-07-23 09:14:32
already looks better than demon souls drab brownfest: color.
Commented on 2010-07-23 09:33:29
boring trailer
Commented on 2010-07-23 14:52:06 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I wouldn't say day 1...yes, but I freaking loved the trailer and these images, reminded me of Demon's Souls intro were the knight was fighting multiple demons.

Anyways, action-RPG in fantasy world like this, HELL YES!
Definitely keeping my eye on it.

Been waiting for a good fantasy action RPG, hopefully this will be it.
Right now I am playing Demon's Souls, another fantasy game is ALWAYS perfect for me.

Official site http://reckoningthegame.com/ good music downloaded it hehe.

PS. I hate the character being bald, generic head *sigh* If this is a RPG as they say it is then I hope we can customize.
I also loved the phantom blades the guy showed, very cool.
Maybe we willbe able to put some helmets in that bald head XD

One thing I didnt get,this is a first person or third? because awesome combat liek they are describing in first person wont work to me.
Commented on 2010-07-23 15:49:18
That has got to be most boring design of a armor clad hero I have ever laid my eyes on. Generic to the extreme.. ugh!

edit. I'm talking about the trailer. The images do look quite nice and alot better than the trailer.
Commented on 2010-07-23 21:43:07 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Maybe we willbe able to put some helmets in that bald head XD

One thing I didnt get,this is a first person or third? because awesome combat liek they are describing in first person wont work to me.
LOL I saw some helmet in there :)

It is a 3rd person action RPG, too obvious.
Commented on 2010-07-23 21:52:54 In reply to Sath
Music to my hears!!

I wanted to be sure thats all :P!!
Commented on 2010-07-23 21:53:37 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Music to my hears!!

I wanted to be sure thats all :P!!
:)

Too many games to count LOL
Starting October ;)
Commented on 2010-07-23 23:00:56 In reply to Sath
Oh the too many games started last week for with DeathSpank,then Limbo this week,then it will be Shank, in September I think there is no game coming out that I want then it comes the OCTOBER LOL
Commented on 2010-07-24 00:25:29 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Oh the too many games started last week for with DeathSpank,then Limbo this week,then it will be Shank, in September I think there is no game coming out that I want then it comes the OCTOBER LOL
For me right now it is Demons Souls.
That will hold me off until October when I buy Basara 3 and probably Castlevania if the "speculation" is true.

But hopefully good demos between now and October would be good :)
Commented on 2010-07-24 00:49:07 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
For me right now it is Demons Souls.
That will hold me off until October when I buy Basara 3 and probably Castlevania if the "speculation" is true.

But hopefully good demos between now and October would be good :)
What do you mean especulation? we were sure the game would rock no? something happened that Im not aware off?
Commented on 2010-07-24 00:55:33 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
What do you mean especulation? we were sure the game would rock no? something happened that Im not aware off?
According to Eurogamer it is "speculated" :(
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/castlevania-octo...
Commented on 2010-07-24 02:09:50 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
According to Eurogamer it is "speculated" :(
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/castlevania-octo...
:(
Commented on 2010-07-28 15:59:02
I immediately took this as some kind of cheap fantasy knock-off, but then I looked at the talent involved.

I am very excited. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, better than a well-executed medieval fantasy RPG. Well, not in my eyes anyway.

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