E3 2011: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Trailer Impressions Preview

EA shows off a gameplay montage for Curt Schilling's Reckoning at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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By now, everyone knows that the upcoming action fantasy game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is backed by Major League pitcher Curt Schilling. It's also supported by an all-star cast, which includes a lead designer that worked on the Elder Scrolls games, an artist that created Spawn, and a story that is penned by a New York Times best-selling author. But will this talented team bring fantasy fans the next big epic role-playing game that they're looking for? At EA's press conference during E3, Curt Schilling came on stage to introduce his game and talk about how Reckoning is full of infinite possibilities, endless choice, and distinctly fast and fluid combat.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is set to provide hundreds of hours of gameplay in an open-world setting. The trailer included a montage of various locations within the game, including the dark elf capital of Rathir that we visited in our pre-E3 demo earlier. You play as a hero that has been reborn and is on a quest to look for his or her killer. The trailer showed a lot of fast-paced combat against monsters and creatures of all shapes and sizes that was set in a world with a lot of pastel tones. Reckoning has a class system called destinies, and you'll be able to play and evolve your character depending on what play style you like. In the trailer, various spells and a variety of weapons were highlighted as we watched the main character dispel foes with a ring of fire, as well as destroy them by raising stalagmites from the earth.

For more information on the game, please read our previous coverage of the game here. We hope to update you with more information as E3 continues. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is set to be released sometime in 2012.

Discussion

7 comments
kaem79
kaem79

@Gladestone1 This will hardly be better than TES:Skyrim and I'm not saying this will be a bad game. Just not as good as Skyrim or Witcher:AoK.

kaem79
kaem79

A useful tip. The PC version will be the best option as always.

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

@Gladestone1 it certainly looks good but i don't know if it will surpass Skyrim, it is a long running series now and every game in it has been absolutely great and it has a big fanbase.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Skirryim than this..This game looks like it could blow elder scrolls out of the water..Now dont flame me..It has a huge cast of people who love games..It wont dumb down its experiance either like some other companies are doing of late..Ill be spending some wonderful hours in this beautiful looking game...Already has it pre ordered and paid off..Now im waiting to see if it will have a collectors addition..

Twin-Blade
Twin-Blade

The Fable franchise goes to hell & dies with Fable: The Journey, but then this comes a long & takes it place.. This also looks like the original Fable dreamt of being, except without the Fable charm.. I'll miss it. RIP Fable. :(

Evilnator
Evilnator

This game... is just plain awesome.