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Fans of 38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning were excited about the possibilities when THQ Nordic bought the property from its now-defunct creator, but there’s reportedly another hurdle in the way that’s yet to be cleared.
Eurogamer reports that THQ Nordic has explained EA still has the publishing rights to the franchise.
“EA still has the publishing rights to Reckoning,” a THQ Nordic representative told Eurogamer.
THQ wouldn’t comment further about its relationship with EA, but it did have a bit more to say about its acquisition of the Kingdoms of Amalur property and future plans for it.
“At this stage we ‘only’ acquired the intellectual property,” said the THQ Nordic rep. “Given our track record, we know what the burning questions (remaster, remake, port to current-gen systems etc.) are, but we decided do [sic] not answer those specifically as we tend to put our heads together first and then do our homework, and only start to talk about anything once we feel confident and very familiar with the franchise.”
THQ Nordic acquired the Amalur license last week. Tech thoroughly enjoyed 2012’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the only game to be released in the franchise, awarding it a 9.0 in our Kingdoms of Amalur review. But it was all downhill for the franchise from there, as a planned sequel and an MMO were canceled in the wake of 38 Studios being sued by Rhode Island and closing its doors.
Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He loved Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and wants a sequel. Follow him on Twitter.