Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Ken Rolston Talks Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Starting Fresh & Not Betraying Elder Scrolls Fans
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If you're not up to speed on your video game designers, Ken Rolston is a name that you might not be familiar with, but with titles like Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion under his belt, it's probably a name you won't forget now.

We caught up with the famed Lead Designer recently to talk about his new project at Big Huge Games, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. We ask Rolston what he brought forward from his time with the Elder Scrolls series, inspirations for his new project, Reckoning's game world and creating an old skool RPG in 2011.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is heading your way sometime in 2012.


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Comment #1 by The Betrayer142
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 09:43:57 PM
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This dude looks old-school and very respectable.

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Comment #2 by Aunty Laxman
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 11:12:11 PM
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I want his chair.

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Comment #3 by SunZee
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 11:52:21 PM
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Gaming candy from an ol' man.....YummY!

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Comment #4 by StolenPaper18
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 12:28:13 AM
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My favorite part was 6:11 to 6:13

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Comment #5 by flechetteXXX
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 12:36:41 AM
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Im going to extend that to 6:08 to 6:13 and I agree

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Comment #6 by Le Hooch
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 12:47:02 AM
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I'm pretty sure this guy has to be related to John Malkovich.

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Comment #7 by Eoth
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 03:44:08 AM
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To be honest this game wasn't on my radar untill this interview. Now I'm seriously intrested

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Comment #8 by Christoph13
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 04:11:08 AM
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Sounds like it should be good.

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Comment #9 by Unckel Gergeckel
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 05:32:46 AM
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Silly giggles and oh's, but my favorite's are 9:46, 10:47 and yes, 6:11.

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Comment #10 by Grummy
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 08:02:09 AM
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Love his enthusiasm

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Comment #11 by ViNyLek
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 04:07:55 PM
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Even without knowing him, knowing that MacFralane and Salvatore are invloved this game was day one buy for me:-) Good shit.

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Comment #12 by Gilganomics
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 01:26:03 AM
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You so crazy old dude.

Better animations and combat are what I've wanted from RPGs since my introduction to them, thank you.

Also, RPGs built with your unborn children in mind? Hilarious and acceptable.

"That's the 1st step: No betrayals"
That's t-shirt worthy

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Comment #13 by Gilganomics
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 01:28:20 AM
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Now if they could just do something about that name. I know there's a MMO and sequels to keep in mind, but the name is killing me (for the 5 seconds I can remember what it is).

Sorry for the double post, thanks for the video.

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Comment #14 by killieexile
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 02:57:06 AM
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Oblivion was the main reason i got an xbox in the first place so this is very good news.

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Comment #15 by Momenot
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 06:06:12 PM
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makes me proud to be a rolston!

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Comment #16 by shadowfeeder
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 08:29:56 AM
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"No point in doing an RPG unless going to make a billion of them"
I see another similarity between this game and Fable; lead designer being a bit over the top. :D
This game looks like a lot of fun though!

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Comment #17 by Berad Jenkins
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 11:56:38 PM
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This guys awesome!

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Comment #18 by Stealthcake
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 11:38:53 AM
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Very intelligent man

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Comment #19 by Cormyre
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:35:07 AM
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As if this game wasn't already a day one buy... can it be 2012 already?!

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Comment #20 by Jleek1992
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 07:12:14 AM
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Another RPG game as i did not like oblivion.

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Comment #21 by lord bask
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 11:32:21 AM
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I love his passion, fantastic. Can't wait to see more of the game!

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Comment #22 by Calib4n
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 06:15:35 AM
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"Heroes want to take themselves seriously." Epic win right there.

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Comment #23 by xKRAIZEEMANx
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 12:56:15 PM
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Looking forward to this game.

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Comment #24 by HugTheBear
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 04:33:16 AM
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1st time i heard of this game. excited to play it.

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Comment #25 by JAD
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 07:04:06 PM
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Although the old guy seems to be a weirdo he happens to know what he's talking about.

He got my attention, that's for sure. Never heard of the game before but I can't wait to hear more about it.

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Comment #26 by swatnflyz
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 02:05:02 PM
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I don't play video games anymore =/

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Comment #27 by messiah monk
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 12:03:41 PM
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I'm sold, see ya in 2012!!!

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Comment #28 by Iam918
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 10:42:24 AM
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Can't wait till this and the MMO come out.

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38 Studios
Electronic Arts


US February 07, 2012
Europe February 10, 2012

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