THQ Nordic, the company behind Darksiders and Super Lucky’s Tale, have just made a major surprise acquisition: the IP rights to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and other games in the series.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning didn’t gain much attention or success when it launched in 2012, but has gained something of a cult following in the years since. Players praised it for its huge fantasy world, almost a single-player MMO in scope. Another never-made game that would have fallen under the Kingdoms of Amalur brand, code-named “Corpernicus,” would have been a full MMO in its own right.
Now, that IP is owned by THQ, bringing fans hope for the future of the series. It isn’t clear what THQ Nordic intends to do with the license, but if the purchase has been made, the company must have some kind of plans. Whether this means that Corpernicus will finally see the light of day, whether we’ll get more games in the series, or whether we’ll simply see remasters and a second life for existing titles like Reckoning, it’s a promising future for Kingdoms of Amalur fans.
THQ Nordic reported acquiring “other assets” from original developer 38 Studios as well, though we’ll have to wait and see what these could be.
— THQNordic (@THQNordic) September 6, 2018
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is currently out on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Source: THQ Nordic on Twitter