March 28, 2023

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Kingdoms Of Amalur IP Acquired By THQ Nordic


Kingdoms Of Amalur is an action RPG released on 7th Generation consoles Xbox 360 & Playstation 3.  The game was very highly rated by critics and fans loved the game so it has became somewhat of a cult classic.  Sadly the game did not sell very well and it seemed like the IP had been forgotten.  Well evidently not as today THQ Nordic have announced they have purchased the rights to Kingdoms Of Amalur!


Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning is the full title of the original game, the subtitle Reckoning pointing to it being the start of a series.  Sadly the sequel never came due to the poor sales and publishers Electronic Arts seemed to have abandoned the IP.  The original game’s story and world was conceived by bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston.  It was released on 10 February 2012 over 6 years ago and has an aggregated review score of 81 on Metacritic.





At the moment that’s all we know.  News of a sequel will likely come next year, perhaps at E3 2019.  Personally I wouldn’t say no to a remaster of the original game before hand to get myself into the Kingdoms Of Amalur world again and lead into a sequel.  The game’s art style seen in the screenshot above and the trailer below looks like it would hold up very well in a remaster for current gen systems.