RPG fans will soon have another time-sink on their hands with the rookie effort from 38 Studios, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
. The fantasy quest-a-thon releases next week, although I see a dozen lucky gamers here on TA have already gotten their hands on it.
The game is receiving a lot of pre-release hype because of those associated with it. Sure Curt Schilling (Go Sox!) provides some name recognition at the top of their food chain, but those in the creative meetings have a tremendous amount of credibility, too. The lead designer for The Elder Scrolls III and IV
, Ken Rolston, tagged on for the game, as did noted fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore and artist Todd McFarlane.
Though, those of you following the game closely knew all of that already and the only way to appease you is probably to show you the official launch trailer, just days before the game hits stores.
In that case...Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
releases on February 7th in North America, 9th in Australasia, and 10th in Europe.