EA and 38 Studios have unveiled just exactly what their mysterious Project Mercury is all about. Christened as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, it is an open world RPG that claims to brong "a new level of intense action combat to the RPG genre."
The world of Amalur was created by fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, also responsible for Forgotten Realms and Vector Prime, the first in the New Jedi Order series. Heading up the art is Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane; in addition, Ken Rolston, lead designer of Elder Scrolls III and IV is in charge of the whole operation.
"Reckoning is a great representation of how a team of incredibly talented and creative people with expertise in different areas can come together and complement each other so well," said Jen MacLean, CEO of 38 studios.
"We are thrilled to be developing an open-world RPG under the leadership of one of the greatest RPG designers in the industry, with creative direction by one of the most iconic artists of our time, set in a rich universe imagined by one of the top fantasy genre authors in the world. We can't wait to share the first details of this universe we have been so dedicated to building over the past few years."
38 Studios is holding a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego this year, Reckoning is guesstimated for a Fall 2011 release.