Kingdom of "yep, that's pretty cool."
Kingdom of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is scheduled for release on September 8, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A brand new expansion, Fatesworn, is also coming in 2021.
Kingdoms of Amalur was originally released in 2012 to a positive critical reception and decent sales. However, 1.2 million sales over 90 days was far from the 3 million copies that was required in order to break even, forcing 38 Studios to eventually close their doors and a whole lot of money that the state of Rhode Island never got back.
Enter THQ Nordic, which seems to delight in weaving scrap into gold. Whether they are remastering old beloved titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom or the upcoming Destroy All Humans!, it is clear that THQ Nordic is creating their own niche where they remaster old properties, make them relevant again, and then create sequels to said properties.
In this case that doesn't quite involve a sequel, but is doing more then just remastering. THQ Nordic is also releasing a brand new expansion next year called Fatesworn, adding onto the game years after its previous demise. At this time, there are no details on what we can expect from Fatesworn, but they will be coming in the future according to THQ Nordic.
Kingdom's of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be available for $39.99, with The Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fate Edition releasing at $54.99 and including the Fatesworn expansion. The Collector's Edition coming for $109.99, and it will include a Alyn Shir figurine that's 20.8cm tall x 18cm wide x 14.2cm deep, a Amalur keychain, five pieces of original in-game artwork, the soundtrack composed by Grant Kirkhope, and a Collector's Box that will collect dust with the rest of your collector's editions.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will release on September 8, 2020 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. An expansion, Fatesworn, will be coming in 2021.
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