EA and 38 studios pulled back the curtain on "Project Mercury" today, revealing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, an RPG written by R.A. Salvatore, brought to life by the art style of Todd McFarlane, and designed by Ken Rolston, the man who designed Morrowind and Oblivion.
Reckoning is "a single-player RPG that sets players on a heroic journey to unlock the mysteries of Amalur. Amalur is a magical world, filled with strange landscapes, exotic cities, colorful characters and terrifying creatures."
Speaking about the game, Rolston stated ""In Reckoning, we started with Bob and Todd's exceptional Kingdoms of Amalur game setting and imagery,". He continued "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 stimulating action combat experience with fluid control and immersive, discoverable gameplay fans haven't seen before in other fantasy RPGs."
More details will hopefully emerge about this star-studded RPG at Comic-Con, where McFarlane, Rolston, Salvatore, and 38 Studios Founder and Chairman Curt Schilling (yes the baseball player) will be hosting a panel for the first public discussion of Reckoning.
Expect Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 in 2011. The official website launches July 22nd