‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’ Sales Rise as Expansion Releases

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It has been quite a week for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Not only has the game officially managed to move over 410,000 copies since its release in early February, another major expansion has just been released as well.

The new expansion, Teeth of Naros, promises plenty of new content to play with in the already vast world of Amalur. Much like The Legend of Dead Kel before it, Teeth of Naros contains new areas to explore, new enemies to slice to pieces, and of course plenty of items to collect.

For a studio working on an MMO that might very well be released later this year, it is impressive to see two major expansions to an already enormous game in as many months. It will be interesting to see if 38 Studios and Big Huge Games can keep up this production cycle, especially now that reports show that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is continuing to sell well, even a couple of months after its release.

Joystiq has taken note of a report at WPRI.com, confirming that Kingdoms of Amalur “sold another 80,000 copies in the United States last month” which “brings total U.S. retail sales of Reckoning to 410,000 copies during its first two months on the market.” Furthermore, as the report states, these NPD numbers do not count digital sales or international sales, meaning that number is likely much, much larger than it appears.

Speaking of digital sales, below is an official description of the Teeth of Naros DLC (available now for $10 from Steam, Origin, PSN and Xbox Live) from the developer’s website:

“For decades the Kollossae, a proud people of faith and large stature, have wandered the face of Amalur in pursuit of the destiny that is due to them, but all does not appear right. Upon your expedition to Teeth of Naros, Secandra and her band of Kollossae warriors require your help to solve the riddle of the Titans. A mysterious force beckons the Kollossae toward a destiny they may not entirely want nor are ready to embrace. Take on a crucible of faith filled with fantastic new enemies and determine if you are fated to be favored by the gods or forsaken by them. In an epic new journey filled with tons of side quests, adventure through a paradise seen by few, and for good reason. Ascend to the floating city above Teeth of Naros and get a glimpse into the future of Amalur.”

The developer has also provided a more specific look at exactly what all that information means in a handy little feature list. Make sure to keep scrolling afterwards for some foreboding screens and a particularly dangerous trailer:

  • A New City — Explore the Kollossae city of Idylla, which magically floats in the sky above the Teeth of Naros. Idylla features more than 20 side quests, multiple dungeons, and a mysterious new race: the Kollossae.
  • New Enemies and Dungeons — Take part in a crucible of faith and tribulation with new dangers and enemies as you journey through five enormous new dungeons.
  • New Twists of Fate and Items — You’ll have be able to find and choose from three new Twists of Fate, nine new armor sets, six new shields, and 18 new unique weapons as you journey through this new world.

Have any of you Ranters had the chance to try out the new DLC yet? Did you expect Kingdoms of Amalur to make such a big impact? Sound off in the comments below.

The Teeth of Naros DLC for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is available now on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Source: Joystiq, WPRI

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  1. It’s about time you guys write about Teeth of Naros. It came out 3 days ago! So yes, I’ve played it and almost beat it (I think). Imo, it’s not that great. It just doesn’t feel as unique as it should. I think The Legend of Dead Kel was better.

    I’m glad Reckoning has done so well, it’s not an entirely original game but it is still a pretty good game nonetheless. I hope it becomes a franchise like TES.

    • the only issue i have with naros is the fps lag i get almost everywhere in the DLC areas :( other then that it’s pretty much ‘more of the same thing’ as people put it (which in this case isn’t bad). these expansions just like the ones from borderlands are well worth the money b/c they offer quite a bit of new content whilst keeping the same feel of what made the vanilla game so good :)

      as for the game, i have no trouble believing it has sold over 1 million copies in total, i would love for it to sell way more b/c it’s a pretty fun game (minus the beginning 15 or so hours which are a little tedious/boring) but i guess it is what it is :(

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