Considering I am a Boston, Massachusetts born and bred nerdling, the following news is nothing short of amazing for me.
38 Studios, founded by former Red Sox/Diamondbacks/Phillies ace Curt Schilling has joined forces with acclaimed fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, proud graduate of UMASS Lowell whom still lives in the area, to bring Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning to the Xbox 360 sometime in Fall 2011.
What is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning you ask?
It is a single player, open-world fantasy RPG with a star studded pedigree behind it. the story is being written by R.A. Salvatore with artwork done by Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn. The actual game design? That is being helmed by Ken Rolston, the lead designer for both Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.
More details, including the launch trailer will be released in the coming days at San Diego Comic Con.