It’s been relatively quiet on the Reckoning front, with EA and 38 Studios not saying much about their open-world RPG since announcing it in July 2010. All that changed today, though, with the release of seven new high-resolution screenshots from Reckoning that show just how far the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC RPG has come during that time. Just think how much more improved it will be when it releases later this fall.
Reckoning is an open-world RPG set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by best-selling author R. A. Salvatore. Brought to life through the visceral style of Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, Reckoning brings a new level of action combat to the RPG genre. The game is being developed under the leadership of Ken Rolston, lead designer of the critically acclaimed RPGs Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion — the latter of which is our editor’s favorite game of all time, by the way.
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. How terrifying? Well, take a look at some of these beasties in the screenshots below.