Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ready for Kingdoms of Amalur?

Dropping into retail stores everywhere today, EA's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning represents a pretty big new IP. The game boasts art and design by comic book legend (Spidey FTW!) Todd McFarlane, a script by R.A. Salvatore, and is the long awaited first effort from Curt Shilling's development house- 38 studios.

This is a momentous occasion for the entire team at 38 Studios and Big Huge Games. I could not be more proud of all of the heart, passion and talent the team has poured into creating the first title in the world of Amalur,” said Curt Schilling, Founder and Chairman of 38 Studios. “This is the beginning of a long and fantastic journey. We are deeply committed to the RPG community and plan to continue to serve up a lot more story-based and action-packed content in the near and long term.”
Considering the void left by the disappearance of the Dragon Age series, not to mention it's disappointing sequel, the market is decidedly ripe for a high fantasy romp like KoAR. If slaying the minions of evil is your deal you can dig in right now on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC as the title drops this very day.