38 Studios and EA Announce Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Project Mercury, the single-player RPG based in the Copernicus universe, has gotten a new name with 38 Studio revealing mor

Project Mercury, the single-player RPG based in the Copernicus universe, has gotten a new name with 38 Studio revealing more about the title today as the Comic-Con panel featuring Todd McFarlane, R. A. Salvatore, Ken Rolston and Curt Schilling approaches. Project Mercury, now being called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, is an epic, open-world role-playing game set in the fictional world of Amalur, created by best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore.

A new teaser site has been launched for the game with the debut trailer set to launch on July 22nd 2010. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will launch on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

This week at Comic-Con in San Diego, 38 Studios Todd McFarlane, Ken Rolston, R.A. Salvatore, and 38 Studios Founder and Chairman Curt Schilling, will host a panel in the first-ever public discussion of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Stay tuned as Ten Ton Hammer is in attendance and will try to bring you more information as it becomes available.

Guildford, UK – July 20, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and 38 Studios, LLC announced Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the company’s first title previously referred to under the codename “Project Mercury”. Reckoning is an epic, open-world role-playing game set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore. Brought to life visually through the trademark visceral style of renowned artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, Reckoning brings a new level of intense action combat to the RPG genre. The game is being developed under the leadership of Ken Rolston, lead designer of the critically acclaimed RPGs Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and is scheduled for release in fall 2011.

Check out the full press release for more details.

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