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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Demo Announced, Plus Mass Effect 3-themed Items

38 Studios has announced some pretty exciting happenings today in the world of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. First up, the studio is launching a playable demo of Reckoning on January 17th - less than one week from today! The demo will launch on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

In addition to the demo, however, comes some even more exciting news. 38 Studios and BioWare are teaming up to cross-promote Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, both EA-published releases. Players who take part in Reckoning's upcoming demo will actually unlock some exclusive Reckoning-themed items to use in Mass Effect 3:

  • Reckoner Knight Armor: This armor will maximize damage done in close-quarters combat while a beefed–up power cell feeds energy into weapon systems to increase projectile velocity.
  • The Chakram Launcher: This weapon uses a fabricator to manufacture lightweight, explosive ammunition discs. This weapon is earned after completing the Reckoning demo and watching the trailer at the end.
Additionally, players who play the Mass Effect 3 demo, will unlock a couple Mass Effect 3-themed items to use in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. These include:
  • N7 Armor: Players can unlock special armor inspired by Commander Shepard’s iconic N7 battle armor including Helm, Cuirass, Gauntlets, Chausses and Greaves.
  • Onmiblade Daggers: A holographic blade stemming from Commander Shepard’s Omni-Tool, the Omni-blade allows players to stab enemies in close combat. Once players install and play the Mass Effect 3 demo, they will unlock the daggers.

“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,” says Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager 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."

Todd McFarlane, of course, is the comic book icon renowned for creating Spawn. Check out more information on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning over at the Reckoning Wiki!

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