To ensure that we didn't miss any of the great things people have been saying about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning since its E3 showing, 38 Studios fired over a press release that lists the various nominations and awards the title has been subjected to over the past week.
KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONINGâ„¢ RECOGNIZED BY MEDIA AS A STANDOUT NEW IP AT E3 2011
38 Studios' Debut Title Reckoning Racks Up 7 Award Nominations from Multiple Outlets, Including Best RPG & Most Valuable Game Awards
PROVIDENCE, RI -- 38 Studios, LLC is celebrating seven award nominations for their debut game Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningTM after impressing media at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this month. In a show dominated by sequels and established franchises, Reckoning was one of the most nominated new titles at this year's E3, and thus far has captured two of the awards, further growing the anticipation for 38 Studios' new role-playing game. The nominations and awards come from the game industry's leading media outlets including Game Informer, IGN, G4TV, GamesRadar and more. Reckoning is being published by Electronic Arts and will launch in 2012.
"I couldn't be more proud of what this team has accomplished to date and I'm very appreciative of the respective outlets for their recognition of Reckoning" said 38 Studios Chairman and Founder, Curt Schilling. "To have our first title for our original IP be recognized as one of the best titles at the show, considering the crowded field of games at E3, is incredibly gratifying after the years of hard work this team has put into Reckoning."
The seven nominations Reckoning received are:
'¢ Game Informer Nominee: Best RPG
'¢ GameSpy Nominee: Best RPG
'¢ G4TV Nominee: Best RPG
'¢ IGN Nominee: Best RPG
'¢ 1Up.com Nominee: Best RPG
'¢ GamesRadar Winner: Most Valuable Game Award
'¢ RipTen Winner: Best RPG
"Oceans of product at E3. Damn few new IP. And ours is swimming in award nominations. How's that possible?" asks Ken Rolston, gaming industry icon and Executive Design Director at 38 Studios/ Big Huge Games. "Great ideas, great teams, great leaders, with the relentless confidence of winners."
E3 media coverage for Reckoning highlighted the impressive size and engaging visual style of Reckoning's huge, open world, the fluid and visceral combat and the depth and breadth of customization and player choice:
'¢ (A gorgeous fantasy world with ancient ruins and lush magical towns? Check. Freaky-looking monsters roaring with fervent anger? Check again. And over-the-top flashy spells and sorcery-augmented melee moves? That's a third check right there.) - AOL Joystiq
'¢ "There's a lot to be excited about when it comes to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, especially when there's an impressive amount of talent behind the project" Gamespot
'¢ "Could be the sleeper hit of 2012" Kotaku
About Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, 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: MorrowindTM and Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionTM.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is being published by EA and will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, and PC. The full trailer for Reckoning can be seen online at www.reckoning.com. Fans can follow the game on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ReckoningGame and become a fan on Facebook at http://facebook.com/ReckoningTheGame
About 38 Studios 38 Studios, LLC, an entertainment and IP creation company founded in 2006 by Curt Schilling, is developing an original fantasy IP driven by the creative and artistic visions of pop-culture icons R. A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane. Entertainment products will include a massively immersive Online Entertainment Experienceâ„¢ that transcends the traditional MMOG genre, novels, comics, toys, console games, movies, TV, and more. For more information, visit www.38studios.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries. In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Simsâ„¢, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speedâ„¢, Battlefield, and Mass Effectâ„¢. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.