Poor Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was never really given a chance when it first released; launching in between two massive RPGs in the form of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 you felt it was always going to struggle. And if you – like many others – missed it first time around then today is your lucky day as the HD Re-Reckoning edition launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam.
Featuring such names as legendary author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlance, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston and composer Grant Kirkhope, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is certainly the sum of all its parts. With a choice of four playable races and three different classes, that sum of all the parts is certainly a large one.
In this huge, sprawling action-RPG in which you play as the “Fateless One”, a mortal that has been resurrected in the Well of Souls. After escaping the facility you were reborn in, you are open to explore the five regions of Amalur as you see fit, forging your own destiny not yet written in the stars.
The Re-Reckoning version available today includes revamped graphics to take advantage of the console’s extra firepower and all the DLC previously released for the original game. This includes The Legend of Dead Kel and Teeth of Naros expansions, plus more. Explore over 10,000 years’ worth of lore in this 50+ hour RPG.
Available today if you purchase the Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning FATE Edition on Xbox One priced at £47.99 will also grant players 24 hour early access to the game, but also includes the Fatesworn DLC, expected to launch early 2021. The standard edition launches a day later and without the planned expansion but is priced accordingly at £34.99.
If you like something a bit more physical, then how about the £99.85 Collectors Editions available from ShopTo? This comes with five art cards, a keychain depicting the Amalur logo, a statue of Alyn Shir and a CD soundtrack. And the game of course.
Whichever version you choose to pick up, be prepared to block out the next few weeks for some solid RPG goodness. Let us know in the comments which version suits your budget best! And if you aren’t picking it up unti you’ve read a review, keep an eye out for ours real soon.
The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, comes Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. — Brand new content that extends the game world by 5+ hours. Agarth visits you and explains that the resurrection by the gnome in the Well of Souls has caused massive disruptions to the Weave. You are the ‘epicentre’ of the potential dissolution of the Weave or the beginning of the first threads that will start to unravel in the Weave.