Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning preorders earn in-game perks

Customers who commit to EA and 38 Studios' fantasy RPG prior to February 7 will receive armor, weapons, dowsing rod.

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Electronic Arts is giving gamers plenty of lead time to factor 38 Studios' Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning into their game-purchase budget, having announced the game's February 7 release date last month. Now, the publisher has revealed a round of perks for those who pick up the game in advance.

Want to find more treasure in Kingdoms of Amalur? Preorder.

Those who preorder Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be granted a trio of in-game character-enhancement packs. The Destines of Choice pack includes unique armor sets for each class, while the Fate-Touched Weapons pack includes nine different types of damage-dealing bludgeons, bows, and swords. Lastly, the Ultimate Treasure Hunter pack includes a dowsing rod that helps players find potion reagents.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be the first game released from 38 Studios, with development led by Elder Scrolls III and IV lead designer Ken Rolston. The fantasy-themed RPG 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

27 comments
paulsifer42
paulsifer42

I miss the days when everything came with the game and I didn't have to buy the game early or buy extras to get it all.

Shinteikun
Shinteikun

I'm waiting this game as much as Skyrim! Good thing they're 3 months apart... Only dilemma now... PC or xbox360...

snugglebear
snugglebear

I never said they were bad games in and of themselves, I just said they had a lot of DLC that followed. It's a business model. KoA:R isn't out until February and already people are complaining about preorder bonuses. It's the same exact situation as the preorder of Fable 3. That was the point.

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

@frankblack789 Not really what DLC was meant to be but think you missed the point of what I said anyway. "Retailer Specific" DLC was my big problem. Preodering (as I said and you brought up again) a game, and still not getting everything because I have to preoder from a certain retailer to get something else dispells the incentive because even if I do preorder it, later on I would have to buy it as DLC, if it even then is avaliable. Or wait for the GOTY edition and get all of it. And not sure what spoiled people and effort have to do with any of this as we pay for the "service." I work, make money, buy a game and enjoy it. Never stated anything about expecting everything but not really going to argue with you on that.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I was planning on reserving this anyway...... Let's just hope there isn't a s*** ton of retailer specific DLC to go along with this and if it ends up being the case that they release all of the launch DLC at a later date for those who missed it.....

Goldylocks33
Goldylocks33

@snugglebear DLC baggage in Oblivion? Sure it had a fair amount of dlc but think of all the stuff they put in that game out of the box. You could put over a hundred hours into that game without any of the dlc. Which is more than I can say for about 95% of other games today, and Oblivion was more fun than almost all of the 5% that could be played that long.

Chiyo18
Chiyo18

ha! well of souls XD indiana jones reference! that's awesome :P i've been watching this game since e3, and it still looks amazing. this is what fable should have been. that series has progressively disappointed me, but this game looks promising :D can't wait!

chriaevans
chriaevans

this game looks great. cant wait!

snugglebear
snugglebear

This is all pretty common stuff, these days. This game is being talked about as almost a combo of Fable and Oblivion and we all know how much DLC baggage those two cart after them.

roganth
roganth

@frankblack789 effort like say - paying for the game? The game will be balanced for the standard version of the game, so I'm buying the off the shelf version of the game instead of an easier version - after I read the review.

Atheosis
Atheosis

Stoked for this game. But being published by EA I know it's going to be DLC city just like every other EA title. I kind of want to preorder this, but then I'm supporting EA's BS.

187umKILLAH
187umKILLAH

Even though I'm not a fan of store exclusive pre-order bonus stuff after watching this video and seeing what this game has to offer and hearing those 2 words "open world" I'm definetly ordering this game. With this and Skyrim I'll probably end up looking like golem by the middle of next year !

couchtater12345
couchtater12345

Hopefully it will be everything Fable was supposed to be and more

frankblack789
frankblack789

@MarcJL31 uhhhh, this is exactly what dlc is meant to be. an incentive for interested players. you want it, then preorder it. you don't want it, then don't. only spoiled people expect to get everything without putting out some effort...

Ringx55
Ringx55

What's all the hate on pre-order bonuses'? You get free content for putting down $5 and being committed to a game you love.

Ringx55
Ringx55

I need some info about a CE, because boy this game deserves one.

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

EA, this is not what DLC was meant to be used as. I really hate what all this has become. Its sad that with all this retail exclusive stuff, you can preorder the collector edition and still not get everything. Batman Arkham City for instance. Sigh...

tubaballoonz
tubaballoonz

I'm not really a fan of pre-order bonuses in general, but I'm still doing it for this one. I've been meaning to for the longest time, this is just a much need reminder.

EA_LOVER
EA_LOVER

EA .i love you but stop doing this if we want the game we will preorder or buy it dont care about this stuff...(the game look great).

darth_sedus
darth_sedus

Already pre-orderd I anticipate great features from this game.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

this game is coming out 3 days before my B-Day.

Vari3ty
Vari3ty

I love the look of this game, but really EA, this preorder crap needs to stop.

psycho75
psycho75

Really?!thats so unexpected,no bonus for me then...

valium88
valium88

EA - Slaves shall serve...

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

i hate preorder bonuses and special packs and retail exclusives etc. its so annoying. still i will be preordering this as its one of my most anticipated game