Update: The official Twitter account for Kingdoms of Amalur has confirmed that this remaster is happening (as if there was any doubt after the game was completely leaked on the Microsoft storefront).
It writes: "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."
"Refined gameplay", eh? We'll likely learn what that's all about in the near future.
Original story: Overlooked action RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is being remastered, it seems -- and soon. The original title launched on PS3 back in 2012, but even though it was well received and pushed as the beginning of a new role-playing franchise, it never got the sequel that it deserved. The company that owned the property, 38 Studios, closed down due to financial troubles.
However, in 2018, six years after the game launched, THQ Nordic bought the rights. Shortly after, there were rumours that the publisher was looking into reviving the property -- and now it looks like it's actually happening.
At the time of writing, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning has its own product page on Microsoft's official website. And as we all know, Microsoft just loves to leak upcoming announcements through its product listings. We've got descriptions, screenshots, and even a release date. The remaster is tagged for the 18th August 2020.
The description reads: "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."
Although there's no confirmation yet, it's safe to assume that Re-Reckoning will be coming to PS4. Now we just have to wait for the reveal, which we imagine is imminent.