EA announces Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, an open-world RPG for 360, PS3, and PC

38 Studios' first tile, which was previously referred to as 'Project Mercury,' has been announced as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The single-player fantasy RPG is being developed by an impressive team: bestselling fantasy author R. A. Salvatore created the world, Ken Rolston, the lead designer of Elder Scrolls III and IV is heading up the development, and Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, is directing the art.

"Reckoning is a great representation of how a team of incredibly talented and creative people with expertise in different areas can come together and complement each other so well," said Jen MacLean, CEO of 38 Studios. "We are thrilled to be developing an open-world RPG under the leadership of one of the greatest RPG designers in the industry, with creative direction by one of the most iconic artists of our time, set in a rich universe imagined by one of the top fantasy genre authors in the world. We can't wait to share the first details of this universe we have been so dedicated to building over the past few years."

And we'd love to see those details - very little about the game have been released. All we know is that it's an open-world RPG set in Amalur, a "magical world, filled with strange landscapes, exotic cities, colorful characters and terrifying creatures." The first trailer will be revealed this Thursday at Comic-Co, and we can't wait to see what it looks like.

This is the first of, we've been told, seven new game announcements from EA today. Stay tuned!

Jul 20, 2010




  • Gameguy94 - July 21, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    R.A Salvatore made the world? That's F***ing awesome! Seriously he is a very good author that makes surprisingly real fantasy realms. Can't wait!
  • JohnnyMaverik - July 21, 2010 2:16 a.m.

    @ foxyexplosion There is still no official word on what the next Elder Scrolls game will be. MMO is possible but if they have any sense they'll go SP and find another franchise to build an MMO out of. @ The article I am excite ^_^ The more western RPG's coming the better and there are already a few on the way now, adding "Darkspore" (meh) and this to the group today.
  • foxyexplosion - July 21, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    WAAAAA this sounds like my dreams may still live after that devastating "elder scrolls V is going to be an mmo" fiasco. I need my single-player open-world rpg fix bad
  • Brett35 - July 20, 2010 10:37 p.m.

    I cant wait but I still really really want elder scrolls V
  • gmknoble - July 20, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    Jesus, this sounds EPIC
  • Dragonflame - July 20, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    Looking forward to the trailer on this as i have missed a good openworld fantasy game for some time now :)
  • TheWebSwinger - July 20, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    Horrible name. Horrible, horrible name. I want Elder Scrolls V consarnit!
  • nighthawk205 - July 20, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    ^This Can't wait for the trailer. Sounds like it'll be epic.
  • sed598 - July 20, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    this hopefully is like a elders scrolls V

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