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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning set to give fantasy fans a guaranteed nerdgasm

Fantasy titles aren’t usually the sort of thing we get excited for, seeing as new ones are launching all the time and only a choice few manage to get it right. So what makes Reckoning worth your attention? Well how about the fact that Spawn’s Todd McFarlane, New York Times best seller R.A. Salvatore and Oblivion’s lead designer Ken Rolston are all working on it? If you don’t know at least one of those names your nerd card is officially revoked.

While its solid cast of contributors is noteworthy enough, the game is being backed by ex-Major League Baseball star Curt Schilling’s company 38 Studios. While one may wonder what interest a former pro athlete has in funding video games, Schilling has been playing fantasy MMOs since Ultima Online (he currently plays WoW), and has personally funded and organized leagues for his favorite tabletop game Advanced Squad Leader, so make no doubt the man holds a certified nerd pass.

Not a whole lot else has been said about the game, but if our predictions are accurate, expect swords, armor, magic, skeletons, and weird-looking McFarlane beasts. Reckoning, a single player action RPG for PS3, 360 and PC, will begin its fight for fantasy genre dominance when it releases sometime in Fall 2011

July 22, 2010

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8 comments

  • rafoca - July 23, 2010 11:24 a.m.

    Another rpg game WITHOUT co-op. Can´t really understand these guys.
  • insidious420 - July 23, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    @Paragon: it's not an MMO. "Reckoning, a single player action RPG for PS3, 360 and PC, will begin its fight for fantasy genre dominance when it releases sometime in Fall 2011." Which is actually a disappointment for me, huge let down. NO multiplayer, even co-op, AT ALL?! I'm sure the game will still be fun, but the option for co-op for this type of game seems like a no-brainer.
  • Dragonflame - July 23, 2010 7:10 a.m.

    Sounds good. Oblivion became a little to Medival and a little to little Fantasy, (at least until Shivering Isles). I missed enemies which towered above you, recklessly enormous displays of magic and off course Dragons. From what i know of this game so far, i dont have to eb worried about teh enemies. The rest? I will just ahve to wait and see :)
  • PipGirl - July 23, 2010 5:35 a.m.

    Looks interesting. I'll be keeping an eye out for more info.
  • JohnnyMaverik - July 23, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    Crap name buy I look forward to hearing more.
  • Riddles77 - July 23, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    I saw something about this on TV, I was surprised when it actually looked pretty decent.
  • bradmillow0 - July 23, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    I think I will watch this game. It sounds like it may be pretty good. The only thing is that I don't know much about it yet.
  • Tygerclaws - July 23, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    Well, I'm excite, at the very least.

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