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September 15th, 2011, 23:16
EA and 38 Studios have announced the NA retail preorder bonuses for Reckoning:
EA AND 38 STUDIOS UNVEIL PRE-ORDER BONUS ITEMS FOR AWARD-WINNING KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING
RPG Players to Benefit from Mighty Exclusive Armor, Dynamic Weapons and Fate-Altering Treasure Hunter Packs

GUILDFORD, UK – SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 – Welcome to the world of Amalur! Electronic Arts Inc., 38 Studios LLC and Big Huge Games today revealed the in-game bonus items that players will receive when they pre-order* the epic role-playing game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™. In this unique game, players can choose their own destinies by customizing their characters through a wide array of varied skills and abilities. Armed with the exclusive Armor, Weapons and Treasure Hunter packs, players can help shape their destiny even further.

· The Destinies Choice Pack: Offers a unique "Twist of Fate" card to enhance the beginning of your gameplay experience, the Compass of Fate and three unique armor sets. Each armor set is tailored to a specific class which players will define and redefine during their time in Amalur.

· The Fate-Touched Weapons Pack: Players can enter battle as fully prepared as ever with an arsenal of rare Fate-Touched weapons including a longbow, hammer, staff, faeblades, daggers, scepter, chakrams, longsword and greatsword. The weapons will help satisfy every player’s combat style with Reckoning’s on-the-fly weapon swapping in combat to take down even the most dreadful of foes.

· The Ultimate Treasure Hunter Pack: For treasure hunters who will dive into every nook and cranny in the world of Amalur, the Dowsing Rod will seek out all reagents for concocting potions on your in-game map. A worthy companion tool for any adventurer, the Dowsing Rod will help players get the most out of their alchemy skill..

Participating retailers may vary. For more information on pre-order item availability and retailers, please visit www.reckoningthegame.com.
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September 15th, 2011, 23:16
If Gamestop offers another $50 gift certificate as a "pre-order bonus", count me in. Otherwise, meh….
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September 15th, 2011, 23:28
lol, Trasher.

Also, meh. Gamestop get the best stuff, but I will never buy from them. If I had to pre-order it would be with EA, physical PC box, but I think I'm gonna wait a bit first.
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September 16th, 2011, 04:18
Why not just call it cheat dlc that's what it is. At least there not charging you for it yet.

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September 16th, 2011, 04:23
Unbalanced items at the start of the game, oh boy! I actually go out of my way to avoid these packs, rather than seek them out.
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September 16th, 2011, 13:57
Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
EA and 38 Studios have announced the NA retail preorder bonuses for Reckoning:
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*wonders why they announce the NA bonuses from the UK?*
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*wonders why they announce the NA bonuses from the UK?*
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September 16th, 2011, 15:28
Since our server is based in Germany, we often get sent the European version of press releases. Perhaps they forgot to edit the NA original? I don't usually bother posting the corporate blah blah at the end but this one says…

" Available at participating retailers in North America. Restrictions apply. Please visit www.reckoning.com/pre-order for more details."

That address just redirects to the main site for me, so I took that quote at face value.

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September 16th, 2011, 16:21
Even if I'm very interested in this game, I think that I'll pre order it from Play.com (the normal version): I agree that these DLCs are just cheats, and definitely could make things too easy…
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September 17th, 2011, 13:37
The German-language preorder notice of the KIngdoms site sounds like this newsbit from above (only in German language, of course).

As preorders are listed :
Amazon Germany http://www.amazon.de/gp/feature.html…creative=19454
Gamestop Germany http://www.gamestop.de/kingdoms-of-amalur

The site also says that the game will be released on February, 9th, 2012 - seemingly in Europe: http://www.ea.com/de/reckoning/blog/…9-februar-2012

The basically but seemingly a bit older newsbit http://www.ea.com/reckoning/blog/rec…es-in-february from the English-language version of the whole site reports these publishing dates :

North America - February 7, 2012
Europe - February 10, 2012
The German-language version of the site also calls this game an "Action-RPG".

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September 17th, 2011, 14:51
Well, it's definitely an action/RPG, so that's no surprise.

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September 18th, 2011, 22:10
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Unbalanced items at the start of the game, oh boy! I actually go out of my way to avoid these packs, rather than seek them out.
Indeed.In DX and the Witcher2 DLC made the game start very easy.
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