Kingdoms Of Amalur’s escape from limbo with THQ Nordic may require EA’s blessing

The cruel legal realities of this world threaten once more to crush John’s gentle heart. Despite reports last week that THQ Nordic had snapped up the intellectual property rights to his much-loved Kingdoms Of Amalur from defunct developers 38 Studios, those wanting to play a re-launch shouldn’t hold their breath.

Any remaster or re-release of Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning will likely need authorisation from EA, who still hold publishing rights to the original game as confirmed by Eurogamer in an email exchange with THQ Nordic. Still, a re-release isn’t THQ’s only option.

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