We’re just months away from the next generation of home consoles yet here we are still talking about upcoming remasters of games from the early 2010s.
For those who weren’t aware, the obscure action RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (our review), is being remastered for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with a release date of September 8th.
Cleverly dubbed “Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning”, the game is being published by THQ Nordic and developed by Kaiko whose recent games include Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered, Legend of Kay Anniversary Edition, and the Darksiders remasters.
For fans wondering just how much space Re-Reckoning will eat up on their hard-drives, the official Xbox listing for the game may have the answer. According to the Microsoft store page, the approximate download file size is 29.97 GB. Fairly large, sure, though pretty standard for games of this scope and still only a fraction of those megaliths such as Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us Part II, and of course, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. For reference, the file size for the PlayStation 3 version of the original Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed as 13.42 GB.
Those extra bytes will account for remastered assets, giving Re-Reckoning a noticeable boost in terms of visual fidelity. THQ Nordic have also confirmed “gameplay refinements” for the revived RPG while cramming in all the DLC and bonuses released after the original game’s 2012 launch.
Perhaps even more surprising than the remasters announcement, THQ also confirmed a brand new expansion – Fatesworm – coming in 2021.
Here’s the publisher’s official description via the official Xbox store page:
The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, comes Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. ———- Uncover the secrets of Amalur, from the vibrant city of Rathir to the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death.
This year THQ have been on a tear with their remasters, having recently launched SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated and Destroy All Humans!.