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Submitted by phatzo 1347d ago | news

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2 was in pre-production - Report

The Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning sequel that 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling confirmed was in the works in February was in pre-production, and was aimed at "improving everything," Joystiq reports. Unnamed sources told the site the team at Big Huge Games wanted to make a sequel with better graphics, no loading screens between zones, expanded combat animations, fewer branching quests, and the ability for players to affect the game world at a deeper level (38 Studios, Dev, Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

DaThreats  +   1348d ago
Why didn't they make these improvements in the first game?
lol
Woulda make them alot more money from making a better game and saving the studio
ATi_Elite  +   1348d ago
The first game is good! It's gonna sell slowly for a while.

38 just messed up the budget. Kingdoms will eventually hit a million like Alan Wake.
jeseth  +   1347d ago
Yeah, its easy to pick apart after the fact ...

... But the fact is, Amalur was a Fantastic Game. It was a giant game that was just so much fun. Characterization, Making and Naming you own Weapons, the World they created for the game to exist in ... everything was great. I loved it. My 2nd favorite Action RPG this Gen behind Origins.

Too bad what's happening with the company right now. Hopefully EA can find a way to continue the franchise!
aPerson  +   1347d ago
KoA: Reckong has sold over 1 million copies... The problem is, the game needed to sell at least 3 million to break even (as 38 Studios had been loaned so much money for the MMO's development).

http://forums.reckoning.ama...
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xJumpManx  +   1348d ago
I liked the first one I actually bought it to support the company as well.
iamlegend9999  +   1347d ago
Good, the first one was ok. But not worth a sequel.
Hueynewton2012  +   1347d ago
This game was terrible compared to Skyrim and other action RPG's released this year so i don't feel sorry for 38 studios. Why would create a cartoony action RPG at the end of a console cycle and release it the same year as other blockbusters are released. They were lucky to break a million sold world wide.
BizDaWolf  +   1347d ago
did you even play KOA? stop being a butthurt skyrim fanboy BOTH are games are good dude.......grown up
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1347d ago
I thought it was an excellent first game from 38 studios - and one which more and more people will pick up qnd appreciateover time.
In lots of ways, it very much reminds me of Borderlands. It would be a huge shame and waste, if Amular 's sequel isnt picked up and given every chance KoA:R should have had.

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