It’s likely you’ve never heard of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a single player role-playing game which hit stores back in 2012.
It was made by 38 Studios, a development house headed by none other than Curt Shilling, a former sports star looking to repeat his sporting success in the video game arena.
Sadly, though, 38 Studios went belly up before the multiplayer online game Copernicus (a sort of rival to World of Warcraft – a game Shilling was an avid fan of) could be finished.
Fortunately, 38 Studios was able to release Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a solid single player RPG which some have compared to Bethesda’s classic role-player Oblivion.
It’s likely, though, that most people don’t remember Amalur these days. This is due to the fact that despite it selling well, it largely was off the radar in 2012, which saw the release of blockbusters like Diablo and Far Cry 3.
However, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning might be in the spotlight again in the not so distant future, as it was recently known that publisher THQ Nordic has acquired the intellectual property rights to Kingdom of Amalur, as reported on Eurogamer.
“Given our track record, we know what the burning questions (remaster, remake, port to current-gen systems etc.) are, but we decided do not answer those specifically as we tend to put our heads together first and then do our homework, and only start to talk about anything once we feel confident and very familiar with the franchise”, THQ Nordic told Eurogamer.
So, does this mean that Amalur fans can rejoice knowing that 38 Studios’ game will be released in remastered form on current-gen consoles at a future date?
Not necessarily, as THQ Nordic still has a hurdle to overcome if it wants to profit from another Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning release, namely the fact that publisher Electronic Arts still holds the publishing rights to the game.
Nonetheless, this is still good news for fans of the 2012 game who were wishing to play an updated edition of it or perhaps a sequel set in the same fantasy universe. So here’s hoping THQ Nordic will announce another Amalur game sooner rather than later, then.