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Schilling On Kingdoms Of Amalur's Arrival: "Well, I'm Nervous"

Curt Schilling has been involved in quite a few Opening Days in baseball. He's been the starting pitcher on those days, too.

But this coming week, the ex BoSox pitcher leaves the famous bloody sock behind and etches his name in the bedrock of a whole different form of entertainment: video games.

Schilling co-founded 38 Studios and tackled quite the massive project; a new action/RPG called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, February 7. Schilling and Co. tapped some serious talent for this one; novelist R.A. Salvatore and "Spawn" artist Todd McFarlane were on board, for example. Salvatore created a 10,000-year history that serves as the epic background to the folklore in Amalur, and overall, there were over 400 people at two separate studios involved in the creation of this ambitious project.

So how does Schilling feel, heading into release day? Well, as he told VentureBeat, the guy is on pins and needles.

"Well, I’m nervous. This is my first opening day in a new job. Five-plus years is a lot. The challenging part is that I’m kind of powerless, we’re kind of powerless now. The game is going to be in players’ hands on Tuesday, and everything we could possibly do to make it the best we could do, we’re done with. Now it’s just the anticipation."

It's a great interview and one well worth reading. Schilling also explains how the game evolved over time, and how it now boasts a combination of action-based gameplay and the deep, fantastical storyline of a Baldurs Gate. We caught a glimpse of that in the playable demo, and we ardently hope the title appeals to both role-playing aficionados and action fans who aren't afraid of a little depth. Okay, a lot of depth.

Good luck, Curt. Success is never guaranteed but at least you worked hard.

Related Game(s): Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Tags: curt schilling, 38 studios, kingdoms of amalur reckoning

2/3/2012 8:49:08 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

BikerSaint
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:27:53 PM
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I think the coolest thing about this game is it's an off-shoot concept within their "main" game concept.

By that, I mean that this games is just a small(not in length)time-frame segment spun off from a 10,000 year period that's from an even larger MMO that they're still working on & isn't expected to release for a few more year.

Aww heck, it's not really coming out like I want to say it, but if you read the linked article, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

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friction
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 9:43:22 AM

Damn, 10,000 years to cover and an mmo to follow it up, nuts.
I've been playing the demo, it's so fucking beautiful, and the combat is the best i've yet to experience in a rpg.
man so happy about the mmo, that would make the most fun pvp combat around...
I find it awesome that a ex pro pitcher founded this studio and is making an rpg, never figured schilling for the rpg fan, rock on man

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bigrailer19
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:30:38 PM
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I hope it succeeds, at least in his eyes. From what I played of the demo, it was actually surprisingly good, a lot o fun as well. So I hope the studio is reward for that so there may be more output from them in the future!

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cLoudou
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 11:03:20 PM
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All this time and I was thinking this was a different Curt Schilling not the fake, bloody sock pitcher. Why would I care about what Curt Schilling has to do with games? Demo was pretty good, I have to admit though.

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bigrailer19
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 11:14:52 PM

Seriously?

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cLoudou
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 9:32:43 AM

Honestly, I haven't been following the game because I have little to no interest forit.
My bad for not linking a baseball player to video game development.

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TheAgingHipster
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 11:22:37 PM
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This is a day one purchase. I don't care about Schilling, or McFarlane. But R.A. Salvatore? Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes. I eagerly await another Salvatore masterpiece.

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dmiitrie
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 12:54:11 AM
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I'd really like for this game to do well (and with IGN already giving it a 9.0, I guess it's already on that path). When I tried the demo, i had a lot of fun with it, but couldn't help but feel like something was just slightly off. I think I'll try the demo again for pc and see how that plays. Anyone here try it on pc?

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___________
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 1:43:02 AM
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i tell ya what,ken has to be the most stuck up arrogant prick i have ever seen!
i mean some of the sh*t that he sprouts, like "we have the most advanced combat in a RPG."
OH PLEASE!
yea, just like skyrim won polished game of the century!
the demo put me off buying this, just felt too much like a cheap cheesy B grade movie.
but the sh*t he constantly keeps sprouting makes me want to never buy any of his games!
theres shameless self promotion, then theres spewing utter bull sh*t!
theres a big difference between stretching the truth to promote your game, and out right lying.

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berserk
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 7:02:24 AM
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After saying he was hoping 38 would be the next blizzard , i can see why he is nervous about it s release .

Feb 7th can t come soon enough .

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BikerSaint
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 1:24:13 PM
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Well, if __________hates it, then it's got to be pretty damned good, LOL

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Rogueagent01
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 12:48:04 PM

Lol....that's how I see it. If _____ doesn't like it I know I will probably love it. I mean I planned on getting it anyway, but with that endorsement I can't wait now.

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karneli lll
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 3:44:10 PM
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Just played the demo and this is awesome,before the demo i thought it was another fallout or dragon game thing but definitely picking this up next week

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CrusaderForever
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 9:21:50 AM
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Curt will be getting my money tomorrow, cannot wait!!!

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