Surprise! Kingdoms of Amalur To Return Thanks to THQ Nordic

In its continuing quest to revive dead franchises, THQ Nordic has acquired the IP from 38 Studios.

In what must be the biggest surprise of the week, THQ Nordic has announced that it has acquired the Kingdoms of Amalur IP from 38 Studios. The only game using the IP was released in 2012.

Details on what is to come from THQ Nordic and the Kingdoms of Amalur IP are yet to be revealed, but the publisher has retooled numerous older games for current gen platforms. Most recently, Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-Tered (an HD version of the older Xbox 360/PS3 game from 2009), released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in July 2018. In August THQ Nordic announced it had acquired the Timesplitters IP.

Released in 2012 by Electronic Arts, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, was developed by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios. Although the RPG received pretty excellent reviews (it averages 80/81 on Metacritic), 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy shortly after its release and a planned sequel was scrapped.

THQ Nordic will share more info on its plans for the Kingdoms of Amalur IP in the future. The publisher's big game this year is Darksiders 3, coming in November.

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