After eight years since its original release, Kingdoms of Amalur is getting new content alongside its remastered edition this fall. With Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, the fantasy RPG from R.A. Salvatore, Todd McFarlane, and Oblivion creator Ken Rolston, a cult classic from 2012 is being reborn for PS4 and Xbox One.
The remastered game was outed ahead of schedule when a few weeks ago its store page popped up on Microsoft.com. What we didn't know then was the launch date, but today it's confirmed that it will arrive on September 8.
Even more surprising is the news that it's getting an expansion in 2021. Titled Fatesworn, the team behind the game isn't ready to reveal anything else about the DLC just yet, but an expansion coming almost a decade after the original launch of a single-player game is rare if not totally unheard of.
Three editions of the game will be available at launch: a standard edition sold for $40, a $55 version which includes a pre-purchase of the Fatesworn expansion, and for collectors, a $110 edition containing the following items:
- A highly-detailed Alyn Shir Figurine (20.8cm tall x 18cm wide x 14.2cm deep)
- A custom Amalur keychain
- Five pieces of original in-game artwork
- The award-winning game soundtrack composed by Grant Kirkhope
- A high-quality Collector’s Box
THQ Nordic acquired the property following the major IP dump the original THQ had years ago. Like many of its other acquisitions, such as Darksiders, the publisher is reviving the series with a remaster, which may eventually lead to more new titles in the series. The success of the remastered version will likely play a major role in that consideration.