Kingdoms of Amalur’s Re-Reckoning launches September 8, announces Fatesworn expansion

    
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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.

Source: Twitter, press release

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Malcolm Swoboda

I’ll play the original then look at this on sale (unless I really end up super loving the original).

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memitim

Wait…that’s actually the name? *facepalm*

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Sevenwinds

I enjoyed this game and put many hours into it (xbox 360). Then I got the glitch bug where it pauses when you run every few feet. I did not have a save file (lesson learned) and I was not going to repeat everything again with constant saving.

Microsoft put it on sale in the game store for $5. I thought there is no way that bug could continue through another version and different console. I loaded the save file and sure enough it has that bug.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Recently put another 20 hours into KoA. Plays smooth as silk. Combat is fun and varied. It’s an older game so while you have to pay attention, its before developers decided all gamers were sugar-hyped 17 year olds and needed combat to match. In other words, you can enjoy the game without worrying overly much that you’re going to be dying constantly because your twitch response is below Olympic standards.

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squid

I remember downloading the demo for this game, being frustrated with either the controls or camera and uninstalling. It was probably a great game, but my bar for single-player games is so damn high it’s been years since I was able to get into one.

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xpsync

I went straight on with the belief that this game was “the game, of all games”, according to the plethora of peeps praising the game.

I grabbed it on super sale so good, that i just jumped on it, got 3 copies, one for me and one for each of my boys. They never even installed it.

I installed it and yea, nutshell, i don’t remember ever uninstalling a game that fast before, and same can’t remember exactly why.

years later…

Funny this news shows up as i’ve noticed on discord my son has been playing the crap out of the game for the last week.

If you know him, then yeah, this game must be really really good after all.

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memitim

If it makes you feel any better I thought it was terrible…

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Castagere Shaikura

I loved this game. A new expansion for it will be great. But I want to hear about the fixes and gameplay changes they did first. Hopefully, they changed up the zone level scaling to be something like what Skyrim did. It sucked when you left a zone to only come back to it being low level and useless. And the wonky camera was annoying. And did that trailer have a 17+ age rating?

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johnwillo

I’ll be getting the game, but I have to wonder if it isn’t a mistake coming out a few weeks from Cyberpunk 2077. Maybe they’re counting on another delay for CP2077.

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Blake

Cyberpunk is delayed until November.

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johnwillo

Dammit, I knew that. I just hadn’t updated the calendar on my phone. Welp, two+ months of Amalur will help tide me over!

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Blake

I plan to play it myself. Despite owning it both on PC and Xbox I really never got far in the game. Not an indictment of the game, but more that I had a million other things going on and it kind of was forgotten about.

Now that it’ll have more modern graphics I’m looking forward to running through the world.

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johnwillo

I only played it to level 15 or so; very reminiscent of WoW as it was at the time. Since I’ve been laid off I have a hell of a lot more time to get deeper into the game. (Cloud, silver lining.)

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zoward

I wonder if they’re using any of the assets from Copernicus to put together Fatesworn? Might as well put them to good use…

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treehuggerhannah

I enjoyed the original, but I wasn’t planning on getting the re-master because I don’t love it enough to just buy a different version of the exact same game.

If the re-master is getting new/additional content, though, that makes it worth it to me to buy it. So yay, that’s pretty cool!

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wratts

Part of me thinks this has to be the toe-dip for whether a new product actually makes sense. Maybe there’s a return if you buy the IP just to do a near-full-price remaster, but I kind of doubt it.

In any case, I liked the original though I never finished it. Not paying $40 to give it another go, but it’ll make a wishlist and might be worth $10 in six months