Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning official artwork and logo

[Update #2]: As a small holiday present, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning has added a new Arena Mode.

[Update]: Fatesworn, Kingdoms of Amalur's first modern expansion, will launch on December 14th.

While not revolutionary by any stretch, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was a remarkably enjoyable action RPG. It had the tendency to get repetitive after a while given that it was originally designed as an MMORPG, but if you could get past that, there was plenty of landmarks to discover and baddies to beat up.

If you've never given it a try and you're now curious what all of the fuss is about, you're in luck as the newly remastered version has just arrived. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning brings with it improvements to the camera controls, a variety of bug fixes, slightly improved visuals, and from what I can tell, a bit of an overhaul of the original's difficulty curve. Needless to say, these aren't the biggest changes in the world, though thankfully Kingdoms of Amalur wasn't a game that required them either.

As for what exactly this looks like in-game, that you can find out through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a little peek:

For those of you that own the original Kingdoms of Amalur on Steam, the Re-Reckoning version will be on a 50% discount until November 8th. On its own that might not be all that interesting given that it's basically the same game, but if you're planning to grab the upcoming Fatesworn expansion, this is probably the cheapest you'll be able to scrape by for quite a while.

Whatever your choice may be, you can learn more about Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning over at Steam. Enjoy!