‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning’ gets delayed, new content coming in next year

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning trailer screenshot

Originally scheduled for release on August 18, 2020, the remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur—dubbed Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning—is getting pushed to September 8, 2020. While not openly disclosed as to why, it is likely that the ongoing pandemic is the cause of the delay.

To coincide with the announcement about the postponement, however, the developer leaves a trailer showing a CGI about the game. In it, it shows the Fateless One, the protagonist, fighting off a group of sickle-handed demons called Niskaru singlehandedly.

To the unaware of the Kingdoms of Amalur lore, the Fateless One is a special title given to the protagonist. A mortal being that has gone through resurrection, with no recollection of the past. However, bearing a power that is tantamount to the gods, the Fateless One is able to shape events as it sees fits.

Additional DLC

Although the announcement of the delay is a disappointment, THQ Nordic also left something good. It pertains to the statement regarding new content to the remaster bound for 2021 release called “Fatesworn.”

The original Kingdoms of Amalur game itself had its share of DLCs that significantly added to the depth of the game overall. Namely, the Teeth of Naros and Legend of Dead Kel. But with Fatesworn, it will make the remaster a significantly fresh experience to those keen in playing it anew.

Fans of the game would be especially ecstatic to play a familiar game with new content to expect soon.

A Wild Guess

There is not yet definitive information as to what Fatesworn would be like as additional DLC. But drawing from the thought that the original Kingdoms of Amalur was intended to be an MMORPG, there’s speculation that it might give the game its online component. To allude it to another game would be akin to Final Fantasy XV with the “Comrades” DLC.

Fatesworn may not necessarily be introducing an online multiplayer aspect to the remaster. However, the developers would certainly do its fan base service by adding new features to the game. Such as additional classes and some quality of gameplay improvement elements being good choices.

That is not to say that the original game is lacking in that department. But the game is not necessarily known for being comprehensive about it either. For the most part, it just sits in the okay range. Thus, it can do better.

Image used courtesy of PlayStation/YouTube Screenshot

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