So a Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning remaster has been announced. Hopefully, the new version of the game changes the camera layout and the FOV, as the original game suffered because of a weird camera angle. With the “stunning visuals and refined gameplay” there is a good chance of that too. The details are still very light though, with it so far being confirmed that a new studio has picked up the project. the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Remaster will be called Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, with THQ Nordic.
“Yes, it’s true and accurate,” a THQ Nordic spokesperson said when contacted by press. “The news was not supposed to go out yet, which can be summarised as ‘oopsy daisy’ on our end. We hope people are still looking forward to playing Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning in summer.”
As of now, it looks like the game will be taking the game to new heights. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be available on Xbox One, PC, and the PlayStation 4 for $39.99. And for those wondering the Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning release date is set for September 8th.
Originally launched in 2012 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game was met with a mix of excitement, and a lot of “meh” reactions. Because of the confusing and long development cycle, the game felt confused in its tone. Originally conceived as an MMO that would tie-in with a gigantic fantasy franchise, the game had to be scaled back to a singleplayer RPG. The transition to a singleplayer game didn’t hold up too well. And when you add in the massive budget problems and mismanagement of 38 Studios by Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, things were messy.
Curt Schilling even brought in R.A. Salvatore and a large number of talented developers and creatives. Problem is, this was all really expensive. The venture constantly floundered and many thought the game would never come out. The game failed to meet the expectations needed to get the sales the studio wanted. And it turns out that they would never recoup costs on the game, including a $75 million dollar loan. THQ Nordic eventually picked up the rights to the IP. And here we are today.
If you would like a more comprehensive run-through of what happened with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and some of what Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning could fix, check out Matt McMuscles video on this very topic.