Dormant-brand vacuum THQ Nordic sucked up another surprising IP last week: Kingdoms of Amalur, the accomplished but bland fantasy role-playing game from 2012.
THQ Nordic didn’t say what it was going to do with the IP but did mention wanting to get in touch with EA, the original publisher of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. And now I know why.
“EA still has the publishing rights to Reckoning,” THQ Nordic told me in an email. I expect it means any potential remasters or re-releases will depend on getting EA’s go-ahead first. “About any other details about the relationship between EA and 38 Studios we can’t comment.”