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Action RPG Kingdoms of Amalur could make a comeback

September 11, 2018 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh0

But it needs the go ahead from EA

Publisher THQ Nordic last week, picked up the intellectual property rights to Kingdoms of Amalur, which before that belonged to the now defunct 38 Studios. For those who don’t know, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was a 2012 action RPG that was fairly popular, but the dev studio, 38 Studios, declared bankruptcy shortly after the game came out.

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This is understandably exciting news for fans of the game, however, it would be wise not to count our chickens before they hatch. While THQ Nordic has picked the IP to the game, including the massive lore behind it, we don’t yet know what they plan to do with it. There is however, another hurdle that they need to cross. In order to publish any kind of re-master or re-release of the game, they will most probably require a go ahead from EA. This because EA still has publishing rights to KoA: Reckoning.

This means EA will have to co-operate with THQ Nordic for any future release they might have planned when dealing with that particular game. They haven’t mentioned anywhere yet what plans they have with the series either, but are taking the time to get “familiar with the franchise”, as THQ Nordic told Eurogamer.

So while we don’t know what we might get, be it a sequel, or be it a remaster, THQ Nordic and EA will definitely need to have some talks before anything happens at all.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a pretty good single-player RPG for those who haven’t played it, and if you’re playing on PC, you can still pick it up on Steam.

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Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh

If he's not gaming, he's... no wait he's always gaming.

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