Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the 2012 RPG from controversial former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s ill-fated development studio 38 Studios and publisher EA, is making a comeback of sorts. That’s according to a seemingly leaked product page that includes the first screenshots and details about the project.
New rights-owner THQ Nordic is re-releasing the game in August under the name Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. German studio Kaiko is said to be handling the re-release according to a retailer link that appears to have gone live sooner than intended.
The product description on Xbox.com states Re-Reckoning will release on August 11. All the DLC from the original game–including Teeth of Naros and Legend of Dead Kel–is included with the re-release. The game also promises “improved graphical fidelity.” You can check out a series of images in the gallery above.
THQ Nordic has yet to formally announce Re-Reckoning, so all we have to go on at this point is the Xbox listing. That reveals the game will release on Xbox One, but PS4 and PC versions also seem likely. We’ll report back when more is shared–but for the time being, THQ Nordic isn’t sharing anything, as you can see in the tweet below.
In September 2018, after THQ Nordic acquired the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur, the company confirmed to Eurogamer that Electronic Arts continued to hold the publishing rights to the franchise, so a re-release would require their approval. The two companies have now seemingly worked out an arrangement.
Original developer 38 Studios went bankrupt, and the fallout caused a great deal of controversy in the developer’s home state of Rhode Island. Studio founder Curt Schilling now works for the conservative website Breitbart.
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