38 Studios, LLC is celebrating seven award nominations for their debut game ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’ after impressing media at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this month.  In a show dominated by sequels and established franchises, ‘Reckoning’ was one of the most nominated new titles at this year’s E3, and thus far has captured two of the awards, further growing the anticipation for 38 Studios’ new role-playing game.  The nominations and awards come from the game industry’s leading media outlets including Game Informer, IGN, G4TV, GamesRadar and more.  ‘Reckoning’ is being published by Electronic Arts and will launch in 2012.

“I couldn’t be more proud of what this team has accomplished to date and I’m very appreciative of the respective outlets for their recognition of ‘Reckoning,” said 38 Studios Chairman and Founder, Curt Schilling. “To have our first title for our original IP be recognized as one of the best titles at the show, considering the crowded field of games at E3, is incredibly gratifying after the years of hard work this team has put into Reckoning.”

The seven nominations ‘Reckoning’ received are:
Game Informer – Nominee: Best RPG
GameSpy – Nominee: Best RPG
G4TV – Nominee: Best RPG
IGN – Nominee: Best RPG
1Up.com – Nominee: Best RPG
GamesRadar – Winner: Most Valuable Game Award
RipTen – Winner: Best RPG

“Oceans of product at E3. Damn few new IP. And ours is swimming in award nominations. How’s that possible?” asks Ken Rolston, gaming industry icon and Executive Design Director at 38 Studios/ Big Huge Games. “Great ideas, great teams, great leaders, with the relentless confidence of winners.”

E3 media coverage for Reckoning highlighted the impressive size and engaging visual style of Reckoning’s huge, open world, the fluid and visceral combat and the depth and breadth of customization and player choice:

“A gorgeous fantasy world with ancient ruins and lush magical towns? Check. Freaky-looking monsters roaring with fervent anger? Check again. And over-the-top flashy spells and sorcery-augmented melee moves? That’s a third check right there.” – AOL Joystiq

“There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,’ especially when there’s an impressive amount of talent behind the project” Gamespot

“Could be the sleeper hit of 2012” Kotaku

About Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning –
It’s an epic, open-world role-playing game set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore. Brought to life visually through the trademark visceral style of renowned artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, ‘Reckoning’ brings a new level of intense action combat to the RPG genre. The game is being developed under the leadership of Ken Rolston , lead designer of the critically acclaimed RPGs ‘Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’ and ‘Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.’

‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’ is being published by EA and will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The full trailer for ‘Reckoning’ can be seen online at www.reckoning.com.