Update (Thu 4th Jun, 2020 16:30 BST): It's official! Publisher THQ Nordic and developer Kaiko have announced that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is coming to Xbox One on August 18. A $109.99 Collector’s Edition will also reportedly be available, featuring a Alyn Shir collectible statue, soundtrack CD, Amalur key chain and five artworks (thanks Gematsu). It's already listed on Amazon, but is currently unavailable to buy.

Here's what the game's official Twitter account had to say:

"The rumours are true! Prepare for a Re-Reckoning, because Kingdoms of Amalur is coming back. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay, it's soon time to experience an epic RPG journey and all its DLCs like never before."


Original story (Thu 4th Jun, 2020 07:30 BST): Well, this is a pleasant surprise. THQ appears to be releasing Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning for Xbox One and multiple other platforms on 18th August, according to a listing - or what some are referring to as a leak - spotted on the Microsoft Store.

As noted in the official description, this is a "remastered" version of the 2012 action role-playing game that will include "stunning" visuals and "refined" gameplay. Here's the full rundown, along with some screenshots:

The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, comes Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was originally developed by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios, and published with the help of Electronic Arts. Based on the Microsoft Store page listing, Kaiko - best known for its work on the Darksiders series - has handled the development of this remaster.

When THQ makes it official, we'll let you know. In the meantime, tell us if you'd be interested in revisiting this title.

[source microsoft.com, via pcgamer.com]