Baseball legend fields fantasy world video game

Feb 08, 2012
Electronic Arts has released a much-anticipated "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning" video game created by an all-star team put together by World Series champion pitcher Curt Schilling, pictured here in 2008.

Electronic Arts has released a much-anticipated "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning" video game created by an all-star team put together by World Series champion pitcher Curt Schilling.

The title is the first from 38 Studios, which Schilling started in 2010 after finishing a career that included World Series championships with the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Boston Red Sox.

"I could not be more proud of all of the heart, passion and talent the team has poured into creating the first title in the world of Amalur," Schilling said in a release.

"This is the beginning of a long and fantastic journey," he continued.

"We are deeply committed to the (role-playing game) community and plan to continue to serve up a lot more story-based and action-packed content in the near and long term."

The roster of talent for the Amalur team featured bestselling author R.A. Salvatore; comic book star Todd McFarlane and veteran game designer Ken Rolston.

created a dazzling fantasy realm where players shape heroic destinies with magic, swordplay and more in a title praised by reviewers for combining rich storyline action with "visceral action combat."

Players customize in-game personae in a world "filled with extraordinary landscapes, mysterious cities, colorful characters and fantastic creatures."

Versions of "Reckoning" tailored for play on Xbox 360 or or on personal computers powered by Windows software were priced at $60 a copy. The game will be released in Europe on February 10.

More information was available online at reckoning.com.

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