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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The 38 Studios panel (details can be found here) at San Diego Comic-Con is sure to be one of the bigger announcements at the convention this year. With a full blown trailer and a team Q&A session, it's sure to be a panel that cannot be missed.

"In Reckoning, we started with Bob and Todd's exceptional Kingdoms of Amalur game setting and imagery. On that foundation we built the open-world exploration, vast narrative and character customization fans expect from the best RPGs. And we've added something new that we've always wanted from the genre -- a fast-paced, graphically stimulating action combat experience with fluid control and immersive, discoverable gameplay fans haven't seen before in other fantasy RPGs."

Reckoning is a heroic RPG that runs the main character through the mysterious world of Amalur, brought to you by the talents of Todd McFarlane, Ken Rolston, R.A. Salvatore, and Curt Schiling. With a vast open-world environment, full of exotic cities and crazy looking creatures (as illustrated below), this looks like the gamers' answer to Oblivion!

Reckoning will be developed by Big Huge Games and "led" by Ken Rolston who brought us Elder Scrolls: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. With a power house of talent running the show and such powerful companies backing the title, this is gonna be one to watch for next year. Reckoning is slated for a fall release in 2011 on the PS3, XBox 360 and PC. How this will tie into the MMO project they are currently working on is yet to be seen.

This image is will be a poster that will be given away at the panel according to USA Today.

If you're in the San Diego Comic-Con area you should check out the panel, which takes place in room 6A from 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM and if you're not going, check out 38 Studios website for details.

Keep an eye here and on their website for the trailer, coming soon!


Behold the trailer from Comic-Con 2010!