Dead Kel Comes to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

By Rebecca Smith, 6 years ago
The first DLC pack entered the world of Amalur today. "The Legend of Dead Kel" adds another kingdom to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, as players head to Gallows End to discover the secrets of Dead Kel and his band of Hanged Men. The DLC adds five new achievements worth a total of 150G, but they are yet to be added to

Those of you who unlock the achievements now will notice that they are not being added to your gamerscore or achievement total. I would advise holding off from playing the DLC until the achievements are added properly. Unfortunately, those of you who unlock the achievements beforehand will have to recover your gamertag and then earn the achievements again for them to be added to your gamerscore.

Anyway, here's the DLC brief:

The legendary pirate Dead Kel and his Hanged Men have returned to haunt the seas of northern Amalur. Embark on a journey to the distant island of Gallows End with the eccentric Captain Brattigan in an adventure that will uncover a secret so great that it has incited wars and toppled kingdoms. Discover powerful new weapons and Twist of Fate Cards and use them to conquer the island's unique inhabitants. Become the Lord of Gravehal Keep and lay claim to the this once great fort standing upon the edge of a cliff in the most expansive player housing option yet. In an extensive new story and a host of new side quests, battle treacherous new enemies and face exciting new challenges on the mysterious island of Gallows End. *Once the download has completed you will need to restart the title in order to access the downloadable content.
Those of you who are disappointed with the achievement issues should take solace in these new screenshots:

Blood Grin
20/3/12 Blood Grin 1

20/3/12 Blood Grin 2

Gallows End
20/3/12 Gallows End 1

20/3/12 Gallows End 2

20/3/12 Gallows End 3

20/3/12 Gallows End 4

20/3/12 Island

The interior of one of the new buildings
20/3/12 Building Interior

Island Boggarts
20/3/12 Island Boggarts 1

20/3/12 Island Boggarts 2

Gravehal Keep
20/3/12 Keep Interior

20/3/12 Gravehal Keep

Khel's Ship
20/3/12 Khel's Ship

Battle with a Scav
20/3/12 Scav Battle

"The Legend of Dead Kel" costs 800 MSP and can be downloaded from here. Check out this trailer for a sneak peek at the DLC in action.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.