Electronic Arts, 38 Studios, and BioWare have announced that the demo for the upcoming Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be released on January 17, 2012. In addition, the dev houses have teamed up in the creation of a Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning / Mass Effect 3 crossover program. In this program, gamers who play both the Reckoning and Mass Effect 3 demos will be able to unlock special game content such as a Mass Effect inspired, Omni-blade daggers in Reckoning and special Reckoning-themed armor and assault rifle in Mass Effect 3 designed by award-winning artist Todd McFarlane.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver this massive one-two punch with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3. We wanted to provide fans of the Mass Effect franchise with a unique set of rewards for diving into the expansive universe of Reckoning,” said Curt Schilling, Chairman and Founder of 38 Studios.
“We are excited to be collaborating with 38 Studios to bring pieces inspired by the Mass Effect universe into the world of Reckoning and to have items designed by Todd McFarlane in Mass Effect 3,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label and Co-Founder of BioWare. “This is an awesome way to reward our fans with unique content that not only looks cool, but also delivers some great in-game benefits.”