38 Studios to show off its first game in MarchJanuary 11th, 2011 at 3:24 pm by Ted Nesi under General Talk
EA will host a 20- to 30-minute demonstration of the game, “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,” at a press event during the annual Game Developers Conference, spokeswoman Amanda Taggart said in an e-mail. 38 Studios has a deal with EA to distribute and market the game.
“Reckoning” is being developed by Big Huge Games, a Maryland-based subsidiary that 38 Studios acquired in May 2009. The game is scheduled to be released this fall, Taggart said. It will cost $59.95 and be available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PCs, according to Amazon.com.
38 Studios’ other project – Project Copernicus, a massively multiplayer online game – is the one that will be funded by the $75 million taxpayer-guaranteed loan the company got from the R.I. Economic Development Corporation last year. That game is supposed to be released in September 2012, according to bond documents.
38 Studios has received $22.4 million of the loan money so far, according to the EDC. The company will move into its new headquarters at One Empire Street in Providence by May 1.