Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was this RPG diamond in the rough that had a very weird trajectory in terms of its development. It was the first and last game from 38 Studios and was published by EA and the IP was later sold to THQ Nordic after the studio went bankrupt. The initial critical reception was mostly positive, but the franchise’s legacy didn’t last very long after it died unceremoniously. But get the shovels out because it’s about to get a remaster.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, the official title, was spotted on the Xbox store with an August 11 release date and all the promises of a proper remaster. Here’s there product description:
The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, comes Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world.
The DLC will also be included in the already massive game which means it’s quite the formidable package if you’re into RPG games. I remember my time with the original rather fondly even if it did feel like it had an MMO’s grindy quests inside a single-player experience. The remaster is being done by Kaiko and if they do a good job, the game might reinforce its cult status and maybe be an indication that the IP still has some legs.