Kingdoms of Amalur premium editions run $80-$275

Three special edition bundles announced for upcoming action RPG; priciest pack includes foot-tall troll figurine signed by Todd McFarlane, R.A. Salvatore, or Curt Schilling.

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For some gamers, Big Huge Games' Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is going to have a big huge price tag when it hits stores February 7. Electronic Arts, 38 Studios, and Big Huge Games today announced a trio of premium-priced bundles for the game, the most expensive of which will set gamers back $275.

All this could be yours if the price is right. (By right, we mean $275.)

The $80 Special Edition is the least expensive of the premium bundles and includes Kingdoms of Amalur, a parchment map of the game world, a seven-piece dice set, a soundtrack, a set of 40 Destiny Cards, and a downloadable content pack of nine weapons that grants experience point boosts. When gamers step up to the $200 Collector's Edition (limited to 700 copies), they will receive all of the aforementioned swag, as well as an individually numbered 12.5-inch solid resin Prismere Troll figurine designed by McFarlane Toys and one of 1,000 lithographs signed by designer Ken Rolston.

The top-tier, $275 Signature Edition of Reckoning is limited to 300 bundles and includes all of the Collector's Edition swag, with a couple key differences. First, the troll figurine will be signed by one of the game's celebrity frontmen, either Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, best-selling author R.A Salvatore, or Major League Baseball Hall of Famer (and 38 Studios founder) Curt Schilling. Additionally, the Signature Edition packs in an individually numbered sketch screen print by Todd McFarlane.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be the first game released from 38 Studios, with development led by Elder Scrolls III and IV lead designer Rolston. The fantasy-themed role-playing game will feature a number of genre staples, from skeleton warriors and cave trolls to swords and sorcery. Players will be able to dictate the progression of their protagonists, choosing and developing a variety of skills that will determine an optimum play style, as well as character classes.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

Discussion

127 comments
Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

HOW MUCH!? holy ****, thats too rich for my blood, i'll stick with the cheapest limited edition.

Ringx55
Ringx55

@Reuwsaat First of all, more than 5000 of those swords were made. And the price was actually ~$400. Now let's look at the price to the limited 300 signature editions. First let's get rid of everything the regular collector's edition has and deduct the price by 80 shall we? The Game, OST, Dice, Map, and Cards. Now for the Signature edition for $195 you get a FOOT TALL HANDMADE Troll statue signed by one of the three visionaries. You get a original lithograph signed by Ken Rolston and 1 of 300 individually numbered, Limited Edition, Todd McFarlane sketch screen-prints. For $195 that's a lot of actually COLLECTOR items. Not the ridiculous mass made "collector's edition" out by the tens of thousands for any other game. Doesn't sound too bad when you put it like that right?

rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

Man i don't know about all the ppl creating this but if Salvatore is writing the script too...then i have to buy this!I love Forgotten Realms , i love Drizzt, i love NeverWinter and certainly i am gonna love Reckoning!

dxBIGBOSSxb
dxBIGBOSSxb

@gambit001 *Epic face!* >:D Sorry Farcry 3, and Syndicate! Your preorders just got canceled! Thanks man, now I know, and knowledge is power!

brollyandvegeta
brollyandvegeta

Collector's Edition (limited to 700 copies) ... ? Dont Worry Guys , 699 Will Be In Ebay . Exactly Like Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter Edition .

Blue-Diamond
Blue-Diamond

That looks sweet, I would get if I had the money for it. But have to be practical and will get the cheaper version once it comes out.

herbertfkj
herbertfkj

that's true, games where you hack at targets that essentially don't move or retaliate are simply no fun.

maderrin
maderrin

Too bad I've just learned that the first gampelay revealed the game being as simple as it gets. Still, if it turns out to be at least a slight challenge I might consider the 80$ version.

gambit001
gambit001

Official Proof I am uber nerd lol, just preordered 2 x 275s and an 80 oh and @dxBIGBOSSxb yes it is the same one

dxBIGBOSSxb
dxBIGBOSSxb

I HAVE to know, is this the same Todd McFarlane who created Spawn? If so, I happen to have 200$ to spend... I'm that much of a fan. I'm pretty sure it's him, the game's art design screams "McFarlane" as much as Nightmare Before Christmas screams "Tim Burton".

GhoX
GhoX

And people thought $150 CE was expensive. :P

Ringx55
Ringx55

I'm glad to say I'm one of the 300 who had pre-ordered the Signature Edition. Honestly this is a COLLECTOR'S EDITION. If you are a truly devote gamer to this game and company this is what you want. With that granted they're selling faster than you think. After 5 hours of the post being made on their official FB I was # 113. I doubt there's that many left.

xaviermf
xaviermf

Holy cow, I'm looking forward for this game, but for $275 it should have Todd McFarlane, R.A Salvatore AND Curt Schilling's signature.

Xeogua
Xeogua

I would consider the $80 one after I see reviews, but I'm looking forward to this game either way.

JETS-JETS-JETS
JETS-JETS-JETS

this is what too human shoulda been kinda reminds me of it

SaberStrike
SaberStrike

If I could be guaranteed the R.A. Salvatore signature, that $275 would be easily spent... but random signatures? No offense to Curt Schilling or McFarlane, but.... it's R.A. Salvatore! DRIZZT!!!!!!!!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

I am skeptical of the game in the oddest way. I don't like how colorful the game looks and some of the character designs throw me off. I am not trying to hate on the game. I could really dig it. That is just how I feel right now.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Its hard to say , like some one pointed out you have the collector's edition of Dead Space aka Ultra Edition, thats limited to 1000 goes anywhere from 500 opened to over a 1000 new; same with uncharted fortune hounter , 250 copies, goes for over 1500 dollars; but then again thats Uncharted and Dead Space there are many rare games that are really rare and worthless. Plus for 300 copies you think they could just have all 3 sign each; they are really bating collector's on this one, but for a collector's point of view you want all 3.

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

I'd rather spend $275 on something that would still have value after it's opened. Something like Masterpiece Megatron from BBTS.

gambit001
gambit001

Might just pre-order this today lol

therealFrek
therealFrek

@nocoolnamejim I'm one of those 300 "idiots". I'll let you know how it works out for me in a couple of years.

therealFrek
therealFrek

@LunchSackSal To answer your question: Go to ebay and look up recent sales of both Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition and the Limited Edition of Mass Effect. You only asked for 1 example, there is 2. There are others as well. Go to ebay and search for "limited edition" under video games. Sort them by highest price.

system3142
system3142

Hmm. I never saw it like that. Makes sense, then, to buy four copies which means you can auction off at least one dual version of double autographed figurines. That way your figurine pays for itself, and then some. Me? I don't really much care for scribbles.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

This is not bad for someone who like's to collect stuff like this, this is probably a good deal but I'm not going to get this regardless, because of all the great game's that are coming out around the same time.

Zipporah
Zipporah

$275 are you kidding me?

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

Someone's gonna pay for it, but that person won't be me.

ChadFromCanada
ChadFromCanada

Now I don't feel quite as silly for having purchased the Skyrim CE.

AFiercePancake
AFiercePancake

I think I'll just stick with the regular priced one.

mijahi
mijahi

I have absolutely no issues with these prices and if I could afford the Sig Ed. (or even the Collectors Ed.), I would buy it in a heartbeat! But then I like to think myself somewhat of a collector. But because of other pre-orders I still have to pay off that are releasing around the same time, the Sp. Ed. will just have to suffice for me this time. So goes the life of a gamer on a budget!

ProjektInsanity
ProjektInsanity

The more expensive packages ($200 & $275) are obviously for collectors. They're extremely limited, and nobody's forcing you to buy them. I know I'm not going to, because I'm no longer interested in those kind of collectibles and it's out of my price range. For people who still support that hobby (as I once did), this is in no way overpriced, but is rather average. If the picture is an accurate representation, you could expect to pay $150 dollars minimum for a non-signed figure of that quality from a known maker in any comic/hobby shop (and I'm using prices from the late 90's). Couple the fact that games cost $60.00, you get a soundtrack and quite a few extras, and they have to ship it to you, and I'd say $200.00 is pretty reasonable. It's just not for everybody. And I'm willing to bet there are at least 300 people out there that will fork out $275 for McFarlane or Salvatore's autograph on that bad boy, though I don't know about Schilling. It's a shame you can't choose who signs it, that's the only legitimate gripe I see.

damodar_thade
damodar_thade

If i could for sure get 1 signed by todd maybe i would but for the " chance " of getting one signed by him no thanks i'll hold onto my cash and buy a VIP pass to comic con.

Neil_Clancy
Neil_Clancy

So let me get this straight. I could pay more money for this, or I could just keep playing Skyrim? Bye guys, I'm going back to Tamriel.

KeleenRem
KeleenRem

I'd rather buy 5 different games.

protokyoto
protokyoto

@ the people asking for the troll version to be $80: Have you guys never bought models like these in comic shops when you were kids? The thing is over a foot tall and looks expertly made. That sort of thing alone would normally run you $100-$200 at a typical collectors store. To have the thing signed by Todd McFarlane would be amazing and definitely worth the price to any Spawn fan out there (including myself). The only reason I won't be grabbing the $275 version is because it sounds like there is no guarantee on which signature you end up with. I don't want a R.A. Salvatore or a Curt Schilling signature defacing my troll.

letsrock53
letsrock53

A fresh IP is long overdue in RPGs.Bring it on! But a foot-tall Troll figurine? Seriously?

ronnet
ronnet

It seems outrageous but with such a limited amount of copies it actually isn't all that crazy. These guys have fans, not all of them are legends in the game industry but some gamers could also be Spawn fans. Naturally they also have to be big RPG fans to buy such a version but it is possible there are a thousand people who fit this profile.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Id buy it like a poster said down below if it was 100 even 120 id go..How ever 250 bucks no thanks..This game will be fun no dought in my mind..Its to high a price to be asking people these days..We are almost in a depression an couldve been..Even fast food prices are sky high at 10 dollars a pop..Im boycotting them..For me to fork over 250 for a game my wife would devorce me lol..Sorry fellahs please drop the ce down to 120..Ive been following this game for a very long time..I may even buy the 80 dollar game..That might be worth it..This game with a diablo style drop in game will ownage..Dont even think it will fail..Word of mouth will get this game out in the market..So its a new ip give it a chance we have so few of them these days..

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

weird I'll be rocking the plain old $60 version guess I'm crazy and cheap

Mirha77
Mirha77

It will be interesting to see if those $200 and $275 versions will end up stuck on retailer shelves until they're marked down to half or even a third of that price, like so many hyper collector's editions are these days.

syam32245340
syam32245340

Never heard of this game but the dev already treats it like it's some big-box-office game of the decade lol

thedarklinglord
thedarklinglord

$275 for a collector's edition of an unproven game - regardless of the creative team behind it - seems insane. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim could've gotten away with a ridiculously over-the-top CE like that, because it's a proven franchise with a massive fanbase, out of which there are surely some 1000+ who are diehard enough to purchase something so ludicrous. But a new IP? That's madness. If the $80 version came with the Prismere Troll figurine, I would've bought it, because I'm a geek who collects soundtracks and plays D&D with grid maps and miniatures and could easily integrate the troll figure into an epic battle as some colossal fell god. At $80, maybe even $100, I'd consider it a fair price for the game, the download pack, the soundtrack, the dice (a gamer can never have too many dice!) and the troll figure. But $200 is way too pricey.

ThundericTurtle
ThundericTurtle

A game that costs more than a whole portable game system? I'd buy PS Vita instead

X-RS
X-RS

For only $5 down? 0_o

santinegrete
santinegrete

Never heard of it, but heard of the dev. Even if it's a popular game, $275 is way to steep. Recession anyone?