Kingdoms of Amalur Nintendo Switch release date revealed

THQ Nordic’s remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur: Numeration will introduce on Nintendo Turn on March 16, the business revealed on Tuesday.

Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning, as the brand-new variation is called, initially released in September for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One in September 2020. It’s a remaster of the 2012 role-playing video game by 38 Studios, whose insolvency quickly after the video game’s launch ended up being a political scandal for the state of Rhode Island.

THQ Nordic purchased the rights the Kingdoms of Amalur franchise in 2018. This remaster is established by Kaiko, which formerly provided Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition and Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for THQ Nordic in 2015 and 2016.

Applauded as a deep, high dream role-playing video game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Numeration was a crucial success for publisher Electronic Arts when it released on PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360 in February 2012. However even in offering 1.2 million copies over its very first 90 days, the video game made no place near sufficient cash to cover the loan that Rhode Island released to 38 Studios.

38 Studios, founded by the former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, was ultimately liquidated at the end of 2013. After the sale of the company’s assets, and civil lawsuit settlements with Schilling, banks, underwriters, and other 38 Studios investors, Rhode Island taxpayers ended up paying about $28 million on the state bonds that had given the studio $75 million to relocate to Providence.

The rights THQ Nordic now controls are for the Amalur franchise; the original video game’s publishing rights are still retained by EA. 38 Studios had been at work on an MMO code-named Project Copernicus when it went bust. THQ Nordic picked properties for that up also in its 2018 acquisition.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.