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Project Mercury Is Now Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

38 Studios has finally announced a name for one of its two titles.

38 Studios' and Big Huge Games' mysterious "Project Mercury" will remain largely mysterious until San Diego Comic-Con, but the powers that be have at least revealed its name and a release window. It's now called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and it'll hit store shelves at some point in Fall 2011 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an open-world RPG with a focus on fluid combat. While we won't know if it'll deliver on that just yet, it's plain that 38 Studios has the right kind of lead talent to support the endeavor. Ken Rolston, the lead designer behind the last two Elder Scrolls releases, is at the helm of Amalur. He's being joined by the brush of Todd McFarlane and the pen of fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore


 This is a professional recreation of what this game won't be like.
In a statement, Rolston said, "In Reckoning, we started with Bob and Todd's exceptional Kingdoms of Amalur game setting and imagery. On that foundation we built the open-world exploration, vast narrative, and character customization fans expect from the best RPGs." 

"And we've added something new that we've always wanted from the genre--a fast-paced, graphically stimulation action combat experience with fluid control and immersive, discoverable gameplay fans haven't seen before in other fantasy RPGs," Rolston added.

No other details were given this morning. A panel for the game, consisting of studio owner Curt "Bloody Sock" Schilling, Todd McFarlane, R.A. Salvatore, and Ken Rolston will be hosted at Comic Con.  According to the press release, attendees of this panel "will be among the first to see the world debut" of the game's trailer. Punch and pie at the panel remain unconfirmed, but a collectible poster designed by McFarlane will be distributed during.      
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Posted by lordbazuco

I wanna play the game that pictures from
Posted by Muttinus_Rump
@Cypher said:
" You know, Brad, you could NOT include a shitty, pointless image in the news. That'd work just fine. "
Oh, I thought Giant Bomb had a sense of humour.
Posted by slowbird
@Cypher said:
" You know, Brad, you could NOT include a shitty, pointless image in the news. That'd work just fine. "
hey what's wrong with mspaint?  I love mspaint images!
Posted by cooljammer00

Finally, 38 Studios stops being stupidly coy about their project.  We have a name but nothing else. Great. 
 
Why should we care again?

Posted by PeasantAbuse

Lead designer of the last two Elder Scrolls?  I'm in.
Posted by JackSukeru

X of Y: Z

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Posted by MisterMouse

It will be interesting to see how this games turns out, pen me up as interested.

Posted by MonetaryDread

I think I just blew a load after reading this. Game Designer for two of the better RPG's out there - Check, One of the better fantasy authors out there - Check, then, love him or hate him, add one of the best comic artists (and a Canadian to boot) doing all the concept art - Check. I hope this game is awesome.

Posted by hedfone
@Cypher:  dick
Posted by Dryker

Dude, Giantbomb needs to get an exclusive with Rich on this game. Next Bombcast maybe?
Posted by Dryker

I'm all over this!
Posted by Kenshiro28

>McFarlane and Salvatore
 Oh man. This game is gonna be depressing.

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