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Meet your Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning pre-order bonuses

Posted by: Nathaniel at 9/15/2011 7:27 PM
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is shaping up to be one of next year's most interesting looking RPGs.  Its killer pedigree (Ken Rolston, Todd McFarland, R.A. Salvatore, and strangely enough, former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling) should put it on every RPG fan's radar.  Today, 38 Studios has announced details of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's various pre-order bonuses:
  • The Destinies Choice Pack gives players a "twist of fate" card that will enhance the beginning of game for everyone, and three unique armor sets, each tailored to one of the game's playable classes.
  • The Ultimate Treasure Hunter Pack gives players the Dowsing Rod that will uncover the locations of all potion reagents.
  • The Fate-Touched Weapons Pack grants access to "Fate-Touched" weapons including a longbow, hammer, staff, faeblades, daggers, scepter, chakrams, longsword, and greatsword. 
For more information on pre-order availability, check out reckoningthegame.com.  To learn more of the game itself just follow the jump.  Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is set for release on February 7th, 2012.


EA AND 38 STUDIOS UNVEIL PRE-ORDER BONUS ITEMS FOR AWARD-WINNING KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING

RPG Players to Benefit from Mighty Exclusive Armor,
Dynamic Weapons and Fate-Altering Treasure Hunter Packs

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 – Welcome to the world of Amalur! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), 38 Studios LLC and Big Huge Games today revealed the in-game bonus items that players will receive when they pre-order* the epic role-playing game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™. In this unique game, players can choose their own destinies by customizing their characters through a wide array of varied skills and abilities. Armed with the exclusive Armor, Weapons and Treasure Hunter packs, players can help shape their destiny even further.

· The Destinies Choice Pack: Offers a unique "Twist of Fate" card to enhance the beginning of your gameplay experience, the Compass of Fate and three unique armor sets. Each armor set is tailored to a specific class which players will define and redefine during their time in Amalur.

· The Fate-Touched Weapons Pack: Players can enter battle as fully prepared as ever with an arsenal of rare Fate-Touched weapons including a longbow, hammer, staff, faeblades, daggers, scepter, chakrams, longsword and greatsword. The weapons will help satisfy every player’s combat style with Reckoning’s on-the-fly weapon swapping in combat to take down even the most dreadful of foes.

· The Ultimate Treasure Hunter Pack: For treasure hunters who will dive into every nook and cranny in the world of Amalur, the Dowsing Rod will seek out all reagents for concocting potions on your in-game map. A worthy companion tool for any adventurer, the Dowsing Rod will help players get the most out of their alchemy skill..

Participating retailers may vary. For more information on pre-order item availability and retailers, please visit www.reckoningthegame.com.

Set in an entirely new universe crafted by New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is brought to life visually through the trademark visceral style of renowned artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. With a sprawling explorable world and deep RPG gameplay at its core, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning adds a new level of intense action combat to the genre and a one-of-a-kind advancement system as players unfold and evolve their destiny through constant character customization. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is being created under the leadership of Ken Rolston, lead designer of the critically acclaimed open-world RPGs Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Developed by 38 Studios subsidiary Big Huge Games in Baltimore, Maryland and 38 Studios in Providence, Rhode Island, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be available on February 7, 2012 in North America and on February 10, 2012 in Europe on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, please visit www.reckoning.com, become a fan on Facebook http://facebook.com/ReckoningTheGame and follow Reckoning on Twitter http://Twitter.com/ReckoningGame.

* Available at participating retailers in North America. Restrictions apply. Please visit www.reckoning.com/pre-order for more details.

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About 38 Studios
38 Studios, LLC, an entertainment and IP creation company founded in 2006 by Curt Schilling, is developing an original fantasy IP driven by the creative and artistic visions of pop-culture icons R. A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane. Entertainment products will include a massively multiplayer online game, novels, comics, toys, console games, movies, TV, and more.

For more information, visit www.38studios.com.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company’s game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

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