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, and it has a brilliant new name.
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 went live before the announcement was official.
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.
The updated version will contain refined gameplay and better visuals, as well as all previous DLC.
Kingdom of… what? Never heard of it.
— THQ Nordic (@THQNordic) June 4, 2020
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.
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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