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Kingdoms of Amalur remaster comes to Nintendo Switch in March

THQ Nordic’s remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will beginning on Nintendo Switch on March 16, the firm introduced on Tuesday.

Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning, as the brand new edition is named, first launched in September for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One in September 2020. It’s a remaster of the 2012 characteristic-taking part in sport by 38 Studios, whose monetary pain quickly after the sport’s beginning became a political scandal for the assert of Rhode Island.

Amalur is rising its borders and heading into the unkown territory of… Nintendo Switch on March 16th, 2021.

Return to the Faelands and forge your destiny. Narrate the secrets and ways of Amalur and rescue a world torn apart by a vicious battle – at final on-the-gallop! #ReReckoning pic.twitter.com/xRpPZGafnY

— Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (@ReckoningGame) January 19, 2021

THQ Nordic offered the rights the Kingdoms of Amalur franchise in 2018. This remaster is developed by Kaiko, which previously delivered Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition and Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for THQ Nordic in 2015 and 2016.

Praised as a deep, excessive fantasy characteristic-taking part in sport, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning change into once a excessive success for publisher Electronic Arts when it launched on PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360 in February 2012. Nonetheless even in selling 1.2 million copies over its first 90 days, the sport made nowhere near passable money to cloak the mortgage that Rhode Island issued to 38 Studios.

38 Studios, based by the weak Boston Purple Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, change into once no longer at this time liquidated at the dwell of 2013. After the sale of the firm’s sources, and civil lawsuit settlements with Schilling, banks, underwriters, and other 38 Studios investors, Rhode Island taxpayers ended up paying about $28 million on the assert bonds that had given the studio $75 million to relocate to Providence.

The rights THQ Nordic now controls are for the Amalur franchise; the distinctive sport’s publishing rights are peaceable retained by EA. 38 Studios had been at work on an MMO code-named Project Copernicus when it went bust. THQ Nordic picked sources for that up as successfully in its 2018 acquisition.