Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PC specs revealed, Xbox demo coming

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is coming next month and developer 38 Studios has finally revealed the game's PC specs. Also for your viewing pleasure is a new trailer for the game.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is just around the corner, with EA Partners publishing the 38 Studios Big Huge Games-developed RPG on February 7 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Xbox 360 owners will get a chance to test drive the fantasy world in a demo scheduled to arrive on January 17. Shacknews has contacted EA to find out if a demo is also planned for the PC and PlayStation 3. While you wait, however, check out the game's modest PC system requirements after the break along with a new trailer detailing the game's "skills and crafting" system.

    Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3

  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2

  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

    • Intel Core2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 2.2GHz or greater

    • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater

      • At least 1 GB for Windows XP

      • At least 2 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7

        • CD/DVD ROM drive (required for installation only), 8x or faster CD/DVD drive

          • At least 10.5 GB of free space

            • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB or better

            • ATI Radeon HD3650 512MB or better

            • Supporting Pixel Shader 3.0

            • Minimum Resolution Supported is 1280×720

              • DirectX 9.0c Compatible

                Recommended System Requirements

              • Windows XP with Service Pack 3

              • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2

              • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

                • Intel Core 2 Quad (or equivalent) running at 2.4GHz or greater

                • AMD Phenom X4 (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater

                  • At least 3 GB for Windows XP

                  • At least 4 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7

                    • CD/DVD ROM drive (required for installation only), 8x or faster CD/DVD drive

                      • At least 10.5 GB of free space

                        • NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 1GB RAM or better

                        • ATI Radeon HD4850 1GB RAM or better

                        • Supporting Pixel Shader 3.0

                            DirectX 9.0c Compatible

                            • You will also need an internet connection for product activation/registration.

                            [PC specs via Reckoning forums]

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                              January 10, 2012 6:30 PM

                              Xav de Matos posted a new article, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PC specs revealed, Xbox demo coming.

                              Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is coming next month and developer 38 Studios has finally revealed the game's PC specs. Also for your viewing pleasure is a new trailer for the game.

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                                January 10, 2012 6:34 PM

                                Read on their forums that the demo will be out on PS3 and PC same day.

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                                January 10, 2012 6:34 PM

                                I thought this was only a console game. Nice!

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                                January 10, 2012 6:35 PM

                                I really want this to be good.

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                                January 10, 2012 6:44 PM

                                EA game right? So no Steam?

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                                January 10, 2012 7:29 PM

                                3rd person hack and slash? Vaguely recall this - might be good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkhhp7zwRtg

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                                January 10, 2012 7:33 PM

                                looks like Fable without the funny. i hope its good

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                                  January 10, 2012 7:38 PM

                                  At least from what I saw, it seemed more like an open-world game than Fable has been, but I could be wrong.

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                                    January 10, 2012 7:40 PM

                                    yea Fable meets Elder Scrolls. but thats a tall order

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                                January 10, 2012 7:34 PM

                                hey vulcan_s

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                                  January 10, 2012 8:32 PM

                                  [just got in] OMG! rad. So looking forward to this game I think its going to be rad, definitely at the top of my list for 2012, shit this game comes out soon Feb 7th or 10th \m/

                                  I am going to call it now based on all the vids I have been tracking this game will be the next Skyrim but with more mmo like stuff like loot and class systems which is awesome.

                                  I so want this game, please don't suck please! It will be good it has to be.

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                                    January 10, 2012 8:33 PM

                                    Just to be clear not better than Skyrim just as cool in it own way a epic RPG, I have a real good feeling.

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                                    January 11, 2012 8:37 AM

                                    I predict this game will be forgotten very, very quickly. It looks fun, but it suffers from Skyrim's shadow. I have a feeling that the world they've built for Amalur just won't be enough after playing Skyrim. The Bombcasters' impressions of it being 'naturally' linear (huge looking areas fenced in with impassible mountains, etc) doesn't really fill me with confidence, either.

                                    Combat looks interesting, at least.

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                                      January 11, 2012 8:42 AM

                                      everything about the game is generic. the name, the art, the features. EA hasnt marketed this like their other games. and february tends to be a slow month. but i hope it does well because i would like more games like this

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                                    January 11, 2012 8:43 AM

                                    This game looks very generic, valcan. :[ I'm sorry. :[

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                                      January 11, 2012 9:21 AM

                                      No worries we will see, I have this crazy idea it could be better than Skyrim or as good(which just sounds dumb to say that is not a easy thing to do) I have no idea why but I go this feeling. The game it self has great talent working on it from all sides, and the dev videos and features look really cool, do not know how it will play. Once I get will let you guys know, already pre ordered it a while ago.

                                      I really hope I am not disappointed, please please be good.

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                                        January 11, 2012 9:22 AM

                                        combat looks better than skyrim. we'll see

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                                January 10, 2012 7:41 PM

                                That just looks...bad. I think there were some games circa 2003 with graphics better than that.

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                                  January 10, 2012 7:44 PM

                                  So bloomy!

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                                  January 10, 2012 7:46 PM

                                  I, too, was a bit underwhelmed at the texturing and art-style. It reminds me of a less-good, less-colorful World of Warcraft art-style. Hmm...still, the gameplay seems cool.

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                                    January 10, 2012 7:48 PM

                                    Strangely enough, the UI looks really good (imho) and almost seems like it was made specifically for PC (sharp smaller text and the way stuff is arranged)...while the game's main graphics are (again) fairly bland, by the looks of it.

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                                January 10, 2012 8:19 PM

                                That sexy British accent almost makes me want to play this. Almost.

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                                January 10, 2012 8:31 PM

                                What's Big Huge Games' role in this? are they handling the ports or co-developing?

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                                  January 11, 2012 8:26 AM

                                  The game is developed by BHG, which is owned by 38.

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                                January 10, 2012 8:51 PM

                                You can replace the voice over in that video with a Skyrim video and it would still make perfect sense.

                                But never heard of this game though. Anyway EA = insta-no-buy.

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                                January 10, 2012 9:18 PM

                                IN A WORLD, FULL OF TREASURE CHESTS...

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                                January 11, 2012 5:24 AM

                                This is completely meaningless, and they might as well just cancel the PC version now if they are going to force it onto Origin and not sale it on Steam.

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                                January 11, 2012 6:08 AM

                                I'm really looking forward to this but man, they could have thought of a sexier name for it.

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                                January 11, 2012 7:51 AM

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                                January 11, 2012 8:43 AM

                                Please let this game be good!!

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