Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Will Launch This September

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Will Launch This September

Amalur will get a new expansion, nine years after its original developer shut down.

It's time to return to the Faelands. The return of Kingdoms of Amalur has a release date, and in a strange twist, will be getting new content sometime next year.

Announced this morning, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is launching on Sept. 8, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Yet also in the trailer is the reveal of Fatesworn, an expansion arriving in 2021. According to the trailer description, this is a brand-new expansion that will introduce "all new content."

THQ Nordic picked up the Kingdoms of Amalur IP back in 2018, several years after the original game's 2012 launch and subsequent issues with 38 Studios. This remaster of an old RPG was leaked earlier in 2020 via store listing, and now, it'll be getting a new piece of content nine years after it first launched.

According to the Re-Reckoning's site, all DLC from the original will be packed into this re-release, as well as improved graphic options like native 4K resolution support. It doesn't state whether Fatesworn will be available to Re-Reckoning players when it launches, or if it will be a separate purchase.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning attained notoriety, largely due to the messy and complicated story around its development and launch, as well as the ultimate fate of developer 38 Studios. But from what I remember of playing it, Reckoning was also a pretty interesting RPG with some neat ideas. Maybe a Re-Reckoning is what's needed to get this franchise back off the ground. It'll at least get a second chance at first impressions this September on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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