Remember back in June when THQ Nordic announced it was remastering Kingdoms of Amalur as Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning? And everyone groaned inwardly but then remembered Amalur was actually a pretty good game so we’re not really that upset about the dumb name? Good times. Anyhow, THQ hadn’t quite said when that was all happening. Now it has, plus it’s dropped a new video to get you all excited for the rerelease: The game will re-reckon on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 8th. Notably, the studio is promising “all new content” too, and it looks like the basic edition will run $39.99. As I type this, some of the retailers have preorders set already, though Steam doesn’t (and clearly, Amazon’s August 18th date is wrong.)
The most exciting bit from the press release is the promise of a new expansion:
“In addition, we have a little extra to look forward to: The adventures in Amalur will continue in 2021 with a brand new expansion: Fatesworn. Details will follow later.”
If you’re thinking, hey, wasn’t Amalur supposed to have an MMO counterpart, and wasn’t it made by that baseball player whose company’s financial fiasco brought down the government of Rhode Island… well, your brain is right, and that’s why we keep an eyeball on this franchise in the first place. THQ bought what was left of the assets and IP back in 2018. It doesn’t seem that anything will ever come of the Project Copernicus MMO, though we wouldn’t be sad if something did.