EA announce new Reckoning content - but what are Bethesda doing?
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
- Big Huge Games
- 38 Studios
Only three weeks since its release, and already Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is heading for expansion. Big Huge Games and Electronic Arts have announced The Legend of Dead Kel, an add-on featuring an entirely new island to explore called Gallow’s End, along with a whole new questline to follow.
With multiple sidequests and a huge estate that the player can acquire complete with retainers and various buildings all housing their own goodies, the expansion is said to equal around 15% of Reckoning’s gameworld – which is already an impressive size and absolutely crammed with quests, monsters and loot.
But of course, the obvious question that such news begs is: what the hell are Bethesda doing? It’s now been almost four months since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and despite the promise of some “beefy” DLC, we’ve seen nothing but patch after patch attempting to fix the numerous bugs and glitches in Bethesda’s dragon-slaying epic.
With EA’s game out there hoovering up all the positive press while Skyrim occupies column inches usually succeeding some variation of the words “broken”, “fix” and “patch”, it’s a wonder just how many of the millions of people who rushed out to buy Bethesda’s game will still own it when the extra content finally hits.
Don’t get us wrong, we at Made2Game love, love, love us some Skyrim (as is evident in our stellar review), but we also love Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, too – and right now there’s only one fantasy RPG that’s got us excited at the prospect of more.
Come on, Beth – give us the goods already!
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning "The Legend of Dead Kel" will be available for download on xbox 360, PS3 and Steam on March 20th
Words by Mick Fraser (@Jedi_Beats_Tank)
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