This game was released on February 10, 2012. It is no longer available for pre-ordering; you can buy it normally.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an upcoming fantasy RPG from 38 Studios and Big Huge Games. According to this preview at RPGFan.com, the game has four playable races, five distinct regions, and over a hundred secondary quests, giving the players a good incentive to explore. It also features a unique advancement system which uses unlockable “destinies” instead of the traditional classes.
There are some big names working on this title: Ken Rolston, the lead designer of Morrowind & Oblivion; bestselling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore; and Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn comics. Considering all this talent and the promises of a complex RPG system, deep storyline, and engaging combat, Reckoning is definitely something RPG fans should take note of.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning pre-order bonus items
Preorder Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning at participating retailers to receive one or more of the following DLCs:
- Destinies Choice Pack: offers a unique Twist of Fate card to enhance the beginning of your gameplay experience, the Compass of Fate, and three unique armor sets. Each armor set is tailored to a specific class which players will define and redefine during their time in Amalur.
- Fate-Touched Weapons Pack: enter battle as fully prepared as ever with 9 rare Fate-Touched weapons: a longbow, hammer, staff, faeblades, daggers, scepter, chakrams, longsword, and greatsword. The weapons will help satisfy every player’s combat style with Reckoning’s on-the-fly weapon swapping in combat to take down even the most dreadful of foes.
- Ultimate Treasure Hunter Pack: for treasure hunters who will dive into every nook and cranny in the world of Amalur, the Dowsing Rod will seek out all reagents for concocting potions on your in-game map. A worthy companion tool for any adventurer, it will help players get the most out of their alchemy skill.
Where to buy
- Amazon: exclusive Ultimate Treasure Hunter Pack, and Fate-Touched Weapons Pack.
- Gamestop: exclusive Destinies Choice Pack, and Fate-Touched Weapons Pack.
- Origin: Fate-Touched Weapons Pack.
- Play.com: Destinies Choice Pack.
- TheHut: Ultimate Treasure Hunter Pack.
- GAME: Fate-Touched Weapons Pack.
Three different premium editions of Reckoning are offered on the official website: the $80 Special Edition, the $200 Collector’s Edition. and the $275 Signature Edition (now sold out). All these packages are available in limited quantities and in the US and Canada only.
E3 2011 trailer
KoA: Reckoning is scheduled to release in February 2012. According to 38 Studios, an MMO based on the same universe is planned after the launch of their single-player RPG.