Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is 2020’s next re-thing that nobody asked for

That so-so 2012 RPG you’d probably forgotten about? It’s back like that kitsch porcelain spaniel your mom inherited from Auntie Mildred’s estate that gets re-gifted from time to time as a joke.

That’s according to what I’m assuming is an accidental leak on the Microsoft Store, or maybe not even publisher THQ Nordic’s marketing team could be bothered with a proper announcement.

With a credit list including Forgotten Realms writer R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, 38 Studios’ debut game was expected to be the first in a series of connected projects, until the company went bankrupt several months later (awkward). The IP was subsequently acquired by THQ Nordic in 2018, and now, for some reason, it’s been remastered.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning promises the same generic chosencore fantasy plot and repetitive gameplay as the original, but now with “improved graphical fidelity”.


It’s out on 11 August.

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